said by S_engineer:Yeah, wireless broadband performance will ALWAYS vary widely. It's the nature of the beast. If you want to be stuck to wired broadband go for it. But I've dumped my cable modem for EVDO and never looked back, don't miss wired at all.
If it can be compared to EDVO, then I can assume like EDVO, there will be plenty of deadspots. On the Southside of Chicago, EDVO is notorius for being inconsistent. I can't see how this made frontpage of BBR. They took 12 people with laptops and a few with cell phones, put them in a virtually a straight line with minimal intrusions and got connectivity....great. Now lets see 1000 people with boundries from Lake to Van Buren and Michigan to Canal. The results will be totally different.
WiMAX will be even better and in more variety of devices. For WiMAX devices that use MIMO antennas, there will be less variance. But tower/site load will always be tough to manage as well for the carriers.
Re: just cells?
said by StuckWithSat :Clearwire will be rolling out to many rural areas, which will be marketed under Sprint's XOHM brand. But it will take forever to get to the whole country where there isn't any kind of density. States will probably have to subsidize Sprint/Clearwire for significant state-wide coverage as they would lose money to supply a connection to a few users..
Rural areas will continue to be totally ignored.
Re: just cells?
said by sirwoogie:Actually we have EVDO in Caddy now. I want to do some speed tests closer to town (with more signal). But the "EV" icon is lit on my brother's phone. This just happened within the last month or so. My family plan is full, but I'm contemplating a very custom router that can load balance and only connect at certain times (non-peak). Someday........
I think Cadillac and the western part of the state will start to get better, most especially if the 700Mhz auction goes to who we hope it goes to.
Re: work True enough, but of the EVDO/HSDPA devices currently rolled out, it's at 3.6Mbps MAX but the average is 1/3 that. There are 7.2Mbps 3G devices starting to rollout but ATT isn't supporting it yet.
WiMAX 802.16m theoretical max is 1Gbps and will likely be coming before the carriers get LTE out the door in a few years. But I'd expect WiMAX carriers to only use 802.16m for backhaul at first.
Related WiMAX news »news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070926/wr_···UlMI1vAI
Intel Corp said on Wednesday it would cooperate with Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks on Wimax technology, and Nokia would use Intel's semiconductors from 2008.While WiMAX has been slow to roll out, it does look like momentum is building quickly for a big push in 2008.
Nokia is to use Intel's Wimax-semiconductor named Baxter Peak in Nseries Internet table devices in 2008, Intel said in a statement.
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