WiMAX 2

WiMAX 2

The mobile WiMAX communications standard. See WiMAX and 802.16.
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Declan Byrne, the marketing director for the WiMAX Forum industry group, says the WiMAX 2 standard, formally known as 802.16m, will be finalized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) this November, with an eye toward certifying devices based on the standard throughout 2011.
Motorola WiMAX access points are easily upgradeable to 802.16m (WiMAX 2), TD-LTE, FDD LTE or LTE-Advanced, providing cost benefits to all operators.
"Huawei is a global leader in wireless technology, so having it as one of the primary members of the WiMAX 2 Collaborative Initiative is a clear signal that the continued evolution of 4G broadband wireless technology is on track," said Pouya Taaghol, CTO, Mobile Wireless Group, Intel.
WiMAX 2, based on IEEE 802.16m standard set by International Telecommunications Union (ITU), offers much faster mobile data communications speeds, much lower latency and vastly increased VoIP capacity.
'Samsung aims to deploy WiMAX 2 in 2011, following the finalization of the ITU's 802.16m standardization, said Woonsub Kim, executive vice president and head of the telecommunication systems business, Samsung Electronics, in his WiMAX Forum Asia Keynote address.
Under the agreement Motorola is working with REDtone to supply and deploy WiMAX 2.3GHz equipment at base sites and install customer premises equipment (CPE) to provide broadband services in major business districts in the first phase of the plan.
The new WiMAX 2.3GHz service is expected to enable significantly faster wireless communications and provide access to P1's customers to services such as VoIP, high-speed Internet and other data service.
Nokia is providing its expertise in mobility, along with an Internet Tablet which is compatible with WiMAX 2.5GHz.