Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Why Sprint Says WiMax Is 4G

Sprint CTO Barry West regards WiMax the 4G technology because not only is it faster, it is also cheaper. According to West, WiMax causes a 10-fold improvement in the price-per-bit as it uses a wider channel. The current CDMA networks run on a 1.25-MHz channel and can deliver a maximum of 4 bits per hertz, or around 5Mbit/s at the base station. WiMax, on the other hand, makes use of a 10-MHz channel, thus it can generate a total of 40Mbit/s.