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wireless broadband

An umbrella term for high-speed wireless data transmission. The "high" in high-speed is always a changing number. In the past, wireless broadband started at 250 Kbps for cellular data, and land-based broadband started at 1.5 Mbps (T1 rates). Subsequently, 4G cellular and Wi-Fi hotspots have long passed the T1 benchmark. Nevertheless, wireless systems are generally slower than land-based, wireline networks. See T1.

Wireless Local and Wireless Wide Area
Wireless broadband falls into local and wide area categories. Wireless local area networks (WLANs), namely 802.11 Wi-Fi networks, transmit at very high-speed, but coverage areas (hotspots) span only a couple hundred feet. In contrast, the 3G/4G/LTE wireless wide area networks (WWANs) from the cellular carriers are slower than Wi-Fi but provide data service nationwide. See WISP, 802.11, 802.16, cellular generations and broadband.
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The first two devices from Verizon Wireless that take advantage of faster speeds provided by these new network enhancements are the new compact USB720 wireless modem and the AirCard 595 PC Card from Verizon Wireless, which are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company's enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company's NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology).
Both devices are fully compatible and backward compatible with the company's enhanced and existing wireless broadband networks and the company's NationalAccess network (based on CDMA 1xRTT technology).
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Annual report on: Wireless broadband, WiFi, WiMAX, WLANs, WLL, Mobile Data, HSDPA & IMS, Mobile TV, 3G and 4G.
Greg Smith, CEO of ERF Wireless, commented, "The Company has now completed its fifth enterprise-class encrypted wireless broadband financial network at Iberville Bank of Louisiana; connecting the bank's 12 locations in 11 cities.
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Allot Communications, the leader in intelligent IP service optimization solutions based on deep packet inspection (DPI), and Unwired Australia, the leading wireless broadband provider in Australia, announced today that Unwired will deploy Allot NetEnforcer devices in its new Melbourne network to optimize network utilization and to ensure a quality experience for every customer.
Clearwire Corporation, a high-speed wireless broadband services provider founded by Craig McCaw, today announced a series of transactions with Intel Capital, the venture capital investment arm of Intel Corporation, Motorola and Motorola Ventures to accelerate the development and deployment of portable and mobile WiMAX networks based on the IEEE 802.

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