Mobile WiMax: Vote Now!
Mobile WiMax is a metropolitan-area wireless networking standard based on the as-yet unratified 802.16e standard from those fun-lovin' dudes at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE). The main difference between the mobile technology and fixed WiMax is that 802.16e allows the user to move between base stations at vehicular speeds without dropping the wireless connection.
Despite the fact that it might not be available before 2007 -- or later, according to some poll respondents -- vendors such as Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) are already pumping up the prospects for mobile WiMax [ed note: MoMax?]: The chip cheese is planning to incorporate mobile WiMax in its laptop chipsets.
But why should vendors be the only ones making themselves heard on the topic? More than 230 readers have already voted in this popular poll. But if you want to contribute your two cents on when WiMax will arrive, what it will be used for, and what it will compete with, you need to click the link PDQ. Here it is again: Mobile WiMax: Broadband Anywhere.
Remember, vote early, vote often.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung