In just a few short years, WiMax has become a disruptive force in the wireless industry. As the first 4G wireless technology, WiMax has the potential to do for broadband what the cell phone did for voice and provide high-speed internet access for millions of users globally. WiMax combines the performance of Wi-Fi with the range and quality of service (QOS) of a carrier-grade cellular technology. WiMAX networks can be as small as a single base stations with a few subscriber units, to much larger networks with thousands of users.
As the first, all IP based 4G wireless technology, the applications are endless. In emerging markets and rural areas, WiMax is being deployed as a fixed wireless technology to provide basic internet connectivity to residential and business users, without the cost and difficulty of deploying fiber or DSL. In this fixed capacity, the technology can provide backhaul connectivity for Wi-Fi hotspots and other IP enabled devices such as VoIP phones and video surveillance cameras. In more developed markets, WiMax is being used as a mobile wireless technology by large carriers to provide a first-to-market 4G advantage in handsets and other mobile devices.
WiMax and 4G technologies are also being utilized by a new breed of non-traditional operators including municipalities, local & state governments, utilities, enterprise customers and other verticals. Interest is being driving by new wireless applications including SmartGrids, remote education, tele-medicine, connectivity for M2M (machine-to-machine) devices, digital signage, ITS (intelligent transportation systems), and much more.
To help decision makers navigate these new technologies, WiMax.com has developed educational resources including 4G/WiMAX FAQ, WiMAX tutorials and feature articles around planning and building wireless networks.
For operators ready to take it to the next level, WiMAX.com provides a complete suite of professional and consulting services. A well developed plan including proper business, market and technology considerations is the most crucial step of any project and a poorly developed plan can end up costing thousands of dollars and delays of months or more in deployment of the network.
But where do you start? Deciding on the right 4G wireless technology can be a daunting process. Will licensed or unlicensed solutions work best? Is WiMax the best choice, or should you consider LTE or other technologies? Should you consider "best of breed" or a complete end-to-end solution? Which vendor is the best choice based on your requirements?
While our expertise is in WiMax, we are technology and vendor agnostic and work with all leading 4G equipment and solution providers. Based on business plan, applications and spectrum resources, the best technology might be another wireless technology or combination of several technologies. WiMax.com offers the following services:
- Business Case Development
- Technology Assessment
- RF & Network Planning
- RFP Preparation & Vendor Evaluation
- Network Optimization & Enhancements
- WiMax & LTE Training
- Turnkey Projects
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