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The Economist has finally pricked the WiMAX hype bubble. Sure I have been crying hoarse about this crap, but hopefully now finally rest of the world will see the light. With $500 in consumer premise equipment costs, the technology doesn’t make economic sense even as a […]

The Economist has finally pricked the WiMAX hype bubble. Sure I have been crying hoarse about this crap, but hopefully now finally rest of the world will see the light. With $500 in consumer premise equipment costs, the technology doesn’t make economic sense even as a DSL replacement, though it could. It will be relegated to a back-haul application, and that’s exactly what it is good for.

Glenn: With the increase in speed and sophisticated of systems based on or parallel to Wi-Fi and 3G cellular, it’s just hard to see mobile WiMax’s place in that ecosystem by the time 2007 rolls around.

TechDirt: Despite claims by several firms that they are offering WiMax technology today, the actual number of WiMax devices on the market is precisely zero. That is because the WiMax Forum, a standards body that oversees the technology and ensures that gear from different vendors works together, has yet to certify any devices with the WiMax label.

  1. WiMAX Growth

    Motorola has placed India amongst the four å¥?op target markets along with the United States, China and Western Europe for setting up wireless broadband infrastructure for telecom operators according to the Indian web site Business Standard. According …

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  2. Although Wimax is a competing platform for mobile & ISP operators on surface, it’s the best mobile voip/data solution for rural and project-based applications.

    The world economy needs technologies to evolve and thrive. Wimax will prevail, only when business models sorted out among the stakeholders.

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