Photos: WiMax in action

Photos: WiMax in action

Summary: Mobile broadband is on the move. ZDNet UK paid a visit to a trial network where one of the prime contenders is being tested

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  • Airspan then took us to a house in Stratford-upon-Avon where a couple of its Pro-ST terminals have been installed, about 1.3km from the base station.

    The terminals convert WiMax to Wi-Fi, and tests within the house using a Wi-Fi-enabled laptop worked very well.

    Switching between two Wi-Fi access points involved a handover of 0.2s (although this would be longer with encryption) and no packet loss.

  • Lightley said the team was "pleasantly surprised in terms of indoor coverage" of the WiMax signal, even through double-glazed windows.

Topic: Networking

David Meyer

About David Meyer

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.

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  • Given that glass doesn't impede electromagnetic radiation at 3.5Ghz, why would the people rolling this out be surprised that two sheets of glass, er, don't impede electromagnetic radiation at 3.5Ghz?
    anonymous