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					      By:
Arkadiy Kantor
Nikkita Turnbull
 Camly Ho
   Max Jaffe
 Soma Aktar
What is Wimax?
     WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave
      Access) is a communications technology that delivers
      high speed, broadband fixed and mobile services
      wirelessly to large areas with much less communications
      than is needed today. Mobile WiMax, which supports
      both fixed and mobile applications with improved
      performance and capacity while adding complete
      mobility.
     For example, “Mobile WiMAX enables streaming video
      to be broadcasted from a speeding police or other
      emergency vehicle at over 70 MPH, (WiMax).”


    WiMax.com. Carl Townsend. August 14, 2006. Connecting to the WiMax Community. Retrieved 16 Nov. 2007
    <http://www.wimax.com/education/wimax/what_is_wimax>.
Capabilities (what does it do?)
 Connects Wi-Fi hotspots with each other
  and to other parts of the Internet.
 Provides high-speed data and
  telecommunications services.
 Provides nomadic connectivity, fixed,
  portable and mobile capabilities.
 Provides enhanced performance, even in
  fixed and nomadic environment.

    Wikipedia the free encyclopedia. November 17, 2007. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Retrieved 18 Nov.
    2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimax#Mobile_WiMAX>.
How it works
Business Drivers
 By Implementing a WiMax access network:
 Mobile WiMAX offers fixed, portable, and
  mobile wireless broadband connectivity
 Offered nomadic and portable Internet services
  to complement their DSL and WiFi bundles
 Mobile operators can intergrate WiMax into
  their networks to boost their portfolios by
  adding high bandwidth services to complement
  their existing data services
Is it a threat?
 One can expect to see Wi-Fi services
  converged with cellular devices.
 The long term vision for broadband wireless
  utilizing WiMAX is clearly one of multiple
  technologies that fill different niches in the
  service delivery universe.
 WiMAX also promises a whole new level of
  data access flexibility that will be much less
  location specific for customers.
 This type of robust mobile, portable or fixed
  broadband access will be unprecedented.
When Will it be ready?
 Mobile WiMax are expected to be ready for use
  in late 2007 or beginning of 2008
 Mobile WiMax products are expected to be in
  the mass market by year-end 2007 with Sprint.
 It hopes to reach at least 100 million
  customers by the end of 2008




    "When Will WiMax Mobile Be Available?" WiMax Broadband Solutions. 2007. 17 Nov. 2007
    <http://www.wimax.com/education/faq/faq23/?searchterm=mobile_wimax>.
Key Risks
 Like any other technology, this is a very large
  investment so concern of return on investment
  arises
 Lack of support of other vendors in supporting
  the use of this technology
 Example: Sprint Nextel builds a WiMax
  Network, but if phone manufacturer like Nokia,
  Motorola, Samsung, and LG Electronics Inc. do
  not develop products and devices that will work
  with Sprint WiMax network then the
  technology will not be successful.
Technology it may Replace
   WiFi
   DSL (fixed)
   Cable (fixed)
   Cellular services: 3G & 4G
   Competition:
    ◦ HSDPA – High-Speed Downlink Packet Access
    ◦ 3G & 4G cell phone systems
    ◦ Mobile Broadband Internet Access: iBurst
Companies involved
Equipment Providers   Network Companies
 Clearwire            Alcatel Lucent
 Huawei               Axxcelera
 Motorola             Cisco Systems
 Navini Networks      Intel Corp
 Samsung              Nokia
 Siemens AG           Nortel Networks
 Sprint               Proxim
 ZTE Corporation
First Wimax Phone




the world's first mobile Wimax PDA phone. The CDMA2000/802.16e slider phone
runs videoconferences via T-DMB, integrates a 2.8" color screen and a 2-megapixel
camera and comes with a TV-out port. The "SPH-M8100" PDA phone runs on
Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 PPC PE operating system.
Phone Cont.
LG phone
            WiMAX KC1 PDA
            Equipped with a
             largish 2.8" TFT LCD
             , there's 64MB RAM
             on the KC1, with
             expansion support
             via a microSD
             memory card slot.
             Bluetooth is present
             as well, along with a 2
             megapixel camera.
Works Cited
   Polivka, John. "Sprint Nextel Cites WiMAX Network Progress for
    2007." Sprint Nextel. 8 Jan. 2007. 17 Nov. 2007
    <http://www2.sprint.com/mr/news_dtl.do?id=15000>.
   "When Will WiMax Mobile Be Available?" WiMax Broadband
    Solutions. 2007. 17 Nov. 2007
    <http://www.wimax.com/education/faq/faq23/?searchterm=mobile_
    wimax>.
   WiMax.com. Carl Townsend. August 14, 2006. Connecting to the
    WiMax Community. Retrieved 16 Nov. 2007
    <http://www.wimax.com/education/wimax/what_is_wimax>.
   Wikipedia the free encyclopedia. November 17, 2007. Wikimedia
    Foundation, Inc. Retrieved 18 Nov. 2007
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wimax#Mobile_WiMAX>.

				
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