Today, all countries are looking for economic, cost-effective, easy, fast-to-deploy, and high performance next generation type broadband solutions. Users need broadband services every where at affordable prices. WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) as globally accepted standard brings a solution. Mobile WiMAX offers the full mobility of cellular networks at true broadband speeds. WiMAX offers a combination of both broadband and mobility. WiMAX enables the quadruple services. Currently there are more than more than 100 commercial WiMAX networks around the world.
Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) is a standards-based wireless technology for providing high-speed, last-mile broadband connectivity to homes and businesses and for mobile wireless networks. WiMAX is similar to Wi-Fi but offers larger bandwidth, stronger encryption, and improved performance over longer distances by connecting between receiving stations that are not in the line of sight. WiMAX uses Orthogonal Frequency Division Modulation (OFDM) technology, which has a lower power consumption rate. WiMAX can be used for a number of applications, including last-mile broadband connections, hotspots and cellular backhaul, and high-speed enterprise connectivity for business. It supports broadband services such as VoIP or video. WiMAX is also a possibility for backhaul technology in municipal Wi-Fi networks. WiMAX or 802.16 is definitely a hot topic and has a fair list of industry supporters. Internationally, WiMAX has been finding a home among emerging markets that don’t have a decent wired infrastructure.