WiMAX has a relatively long history of development, and it was long considered the basis of next generation 4G networks. However, deployment lagged, and uptake was relatively slow for a variety of reasons, including immaturity of the wireless broadband market itself, slow deployment of 4G networks, spectrum issues, and the like. Within the past several years it has gained some momentum, and there have been significant deployments. However, its future is now clouded by the growing popularity of the competing technology, LTE.
This report evaluates the current state of WiMAX including vendors, service providers, and solutions as well as the future prospects of WiMAX.
· Wireless service providers
· Wireless infrastructure vendors
· Telecom systems integration companies
· Wireless application developers and service providers
Wireless Broadband Services
What is a Broadband Service?
What Kinds of Networks Support Broadband Services?
Why Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE, and Real 4G?
Network Value Chain
Definitions and Trends
Proxim Wireless Corporation
Aperto Networks (division of Tranzeo Wireless)
The Korean WiMAX Model
Other Major Services
Test & Certification - WiMAX Products
Physical Layer (PHY)
Media Access Control Layer (MAC)