Thursday, July 06, 2006

Mobile WiMax Takes Fixed Field - Wireless Networking News Analysis

It may not be long before the "d" in 802.16d stands for "defunct." More and more WiMax companies acknowledge that 802.16e -- the standard often called "mobile WiMax" -- is in demand for fixed deployments, too.

"We think the basic technology for WiMax will be 802.16e," says Tzvika Friedman, president and CEO of Alvarion Ltd. (Nasdaq: ALVR - message board), a WiMax pioneer and early proponent of 802.16d. "We plan to come out with 'e-ready' systems by the end of the year," Friedman says.