Wi-MAX appears to be gaining momentum quite nicely. The emerging 4th generation technology is garnering support from around the world now. While this doesn’t mean much in terms of specific details, we can surmise that a network launch is growing at least marginally closer. Interesting here, is that Vodafone already has a ton of money and assets invested in existing 3G technology. By signing on to work on the next-gen protocol, they are essentially moving towards self-obsolescence. Good for progress, and ultimately inevitable, but somewhat unexpected nonetheless. The company has made no concrete plans, but their move to join the Wi-MAX forum is an undeniable step towards adoption and implementation.

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Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.