WiMAX, the hype as expected did get ahead of reality. There are quite a few of issues that remained to be resolved. And with folks getting weary of waiting for what is WiMAX, are now turning to using new terminology: WiMAX ready. I think most companies like Alvarion and SR Telecom don’t want to use simple fixed wireless as a descriptor of their vechnology because of the negative connotations reminiscent of WinStar and Teligent.
Elsewhere, Alvarion said that O2, a cell phone company, and Siemens have had a successful trial with its products. The trial was run in in Gleann Cholm Cille in Donegal, Ireland.