WiMax can transfer data at about 70 MB/s, thousands of users can receive the signal within 30 miles of one single base station.
“The IEEE 802.16e spec, which will support mobile applications, is expected to be complete by early 2005. Nextel, Sprint and BellSouth are all interested in the technology to deploy services like streaming video and TV, wireless phones, and high-speed Internet service in unserved, low-density areas near high-density ones. ”
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