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RE: [funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

  • From: Mike Hammett
  • Date: Wed Mar 14 09:18:03 2007

WiMAX is minimally different than most current wireless broadband equipment.
Its main selling point is higher scale, thus lower cost.  Its improved RF
capabilities result in maybe 10 db.


-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of
Alexander Harrowell
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 4:39 AM
To: Daniel Senie
Cc: [email protected]
Subject: Re: [funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

On 3/13/07, Daniel Senie <[email protected]> wrote:

> >   How do longer-range wireless technologies like WiMAX
> >potentially impact the equation?
> If cell phone companies have not covered an area, what makes you
> think WiMAX is a magic solution? How well does WiMAX work to cover
> hilly, forested, rural terrain? Who will pay to put up enough towers
> to provide coverage? Will municipalities unhappy about the look of
> towers consider this a reasonable alternative to running services
> along telephone poles that already exist? If the cell carriers
> haven't found it economic to provide coverage, why would the WiMAX

WiMAX should work very well for hilly and forested terrain - it splits
the signal across any multipath that may be around, so the more the
merrier (within reason).