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gunther_01
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join:2004-03-29
Saybrook, IL
reply to raytaylor

Re: unlicenced wimax or LTE

Wimax didn't work that well for carriers with licensed frequencies. Why would we want it in an unlicensed form?
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ste0

join:2011-03-22
reply to gunther_01
said by gunther_01:

Wimax didn't work that well for carriers with licensed frequencies. Why would we want it in an unlicensed form?

Wimax works as expected from a technical perspective. Problem is that a lot of expectations and marketing exceeding reality.
Why you may want WiMAX? Think of it as a variation of Wifi built for larger networks.
- GPS Sync
- Partial Channel Usage
- Beamforming
- High Power
...
But dont expect magic. A 10 Mhz Channel with 64QAM cant deliver more than 50Mbit/s aggregated with optimal conditions. This is the same wether you use wimax,wifi or lte. Existing Wimax gear is limited to 10MHz. So you get higher speeds with wifi doing small cells. But wifi does not scale well. It is built for small cells.