Cisco’s WiMAX dress down


Cisco CTO Charlie Giancarlo speaking at the Next Generation Networking conference in Boston was pretty clear about what he really though of WiMAX: “Other than providing the backbone infrastructure that may be behind any WiMax deployment, Cisco is not invested in WiMax,” says Giancarlo. “DSL and cable are [already] there, and they are much more deterministic.” In fact, he was clear enough in saying that Cisco likes ultrawideband technology more. Charlie had some choice words for BPL as well. “As far as these HomePlug and PowerLine products, Cisco has had them available for two years. And we’ve still got plenty of inventory.” Charlie, thank you for saying what we have all been too scared to say. You da man!

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