Network wars ahead
ROME - Wimax is going mobile. The industry is not yet sure about all the specifics of the standard but something is clear: they want to make networks that are not just big wifis... They will make something that could compete with 3G. The problem of regulation will arise. And the problem of power, which is of course connected, will be a major threat to Wimax ambitions.
But something is moving. H3g, that operates the 3 network in some countries, including Italy, is selling the physical network to concentrate on operations, services and contents. Consequences can be huge. They will be free of going on any technology they like for developing special services. They will work on television and broadband. And they will be less and less an enemy of Wimax.
As the Internet gurus projected, this is a technology that favors horizontal segmentation instead of the vertical one of the past.
Luca De Biase, blogging from Italy
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POST - WiMax vendors creep ahead, look to mobility. WiMax equipment and component makers this week announced steady progress on fixed wireless broadband products but looked eagerly to a future mobile WiMax as industry participants gathered at the Wireless Communications Alliance's WCA International Symposium & Business Expo in San Jose, California. [InfoWorld: Top News]