WiMAX 2 planned to top 100Mbps in real world by 2012

Electronista: Intel's upcoming WiMAX 2 standard should be much faster than the existing standard in practice, the WiMAX Forum's marketing lead Declan Byrne said this weekend. Existing WiMAX often tops at just 3-6Mbps according to estimates from Clear and Sprint, but the new 802.16m version should provide average speeds over 100Mbps, Byrne told Computerworld. Range would be the same as it would use the same frequencies, such as the 2.5GHz band in the US.

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