Tuesday July 6, 2004 3:55 pm
Wi-Bro: 50 Mbps Connection on the Go
With WiMax being the talk of the wireless world lately, Wi-Bro has silently stepped up to the plate and grabbed the attention. South Korea is set to roll out this high speed wireless standard in 2006, aimed at users who remain in the same general area needing a connection (so, not for airplanes). This announcement does not come without controversy, of course. Intel is working on their version of WiMax, but it wont be ready as soon as Wi-Bro. The hotly contested Asian wireless market is up for grabs here, and if Intel comes out of the gate too late then the Wi-Bro standard will be the norm. Here we go again with the multiple standards problem. Fortunately, these guys may put their heads together (Wi-Bro is co-developed by Samsung, along with a few Korean Telecoms). Personally, I think that is the way to go.
We are now on the road to true 4G wireless communication.
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