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Intel, Nokia to Jointly Develop WiMAX Products

Intel and Nokia have collaborated their efforts to deliver high-speed Internet over long distances. The key wireless technology in question is WiMAX IEEE 802.16e.

The infrastructure and marketing efforts will be geared specifically to mobile devices and notebook platforms. Together, they plan to create base station deployment strategies for an effective WiMAX network and provide an adequate amount of coverage to the targeted areas, reliably.

“Nokia’s end-to-end multiradio strategy covers many wireless technologies optimized for uses from local connectivity and fast data transport, to broadcasting technologies and full mobility of voice and data,” said Tero Ojanperä, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Nokia. ” WiMAX will be an important technology complementing 3GPP and 3GPP2 technologies. It will also create new opportunities for the consumer and enterprise markets.”

Standardization of WiMAX IEEE 802.16e is expected later this year, it will offer increased portability of broadband Internet access. WiMAX is expected to be far cheaper to deploy than the next-generation 3G, HSDPA (3.5G) and offer greater profits to companies offering voice and data services.

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