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IEEE rubber-stamps next generation 802.16m WiMAX standard

April 2nd, 2011

The IEEE Standards Association has given its seal of approval to the next generation WiMAX standard, dubbed 802.16m. The new standard supports a “wide range of data rates in multiple user environments” and has a theoretical maximum throughput of around 300Mbps. “We are delighted that IEEE has recognized the completion of this comprehensive technical effort …

WiMAX 2 demoed in Japan, 330 Mbps

October 4th, 2010

WiMAX Uno hasn’t been fully deployed in the U.S., and wouldn’t you know it, WiMAX Dos is on the way. Samsung and UQ Communications recently demoed WiMAX 2 — 802.16m — at the CEATEC exhibition in Japan. The two companies showcased dozens of HD and 3D videos simultaneously streaming to four large-format displays. The WiMAX …

WiMax 2 standard ready for approval, goal of 100 Mbps downlink speeds

August 16th, 2010

Computerworld is reporting that the second iteration of the WiMax 4G technology — known as WiMax 2 or 802.16m — is ready to be finalized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) this November. After approval, the WiMax 2 Forum hopes to see WiMax 2 handsets in the marketplace by the end of 2012. Mohammad …

Intel, Motorola and Samsung to back WiMAX 2

April 12th, 2010

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 …

Clearwire to trial WiMAX 2 in 2011, deploy in 2012?

January 20th, 2010

IEEE is expected to approve the 802.16m mobile WiMAX standard, also known as WiMAX 2, this summer. Under laboratory conditions, WiMAX 2 can deliver a blazing 120Mbit/s down and 60Mbit/s up when using 4×2 MIMO antennas on a 20MHz-wide channel. In practical terms, WiMAX 2 will approximately double the speed of the current WiMAX technology. …