Intel, Motorola and Samsung to back WiMAX 2

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Some good news for ardent supports of WiMAX today, as big names like Intel, Motorola and Samsung gathered to announce their support for and the expansion of the protocol with the formation of the WiMAX 2 Collaboration Initiative (WCI). Based on the IEEE 802.16m standard, WiMAX 2 is fully backwards compatible with its predecessor and is capable of delivering theoretical speeds of up to 300Mbps all the while offering better support for VoIP services and lower latency. It’s a bit strange that Clearwire and Sprint are not members of the WCI, but then again it was only a few weeks at when Sprint CEO Dan Hesse admitted he is keeping an open mind about moving the Now Network over to WiMAX’s 4G rival LTE.

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