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WiMax To Be Global Standard For Mobile Devices

 - Oct 21, 2007
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The U.N. telecommunications agency approved WiMax (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) as a global standard for mobile devices.

"Unlike Wi-Fi, this mobile Internet technology can hand off a signal from antenna to antenna, thus allowing a device to hold a connection while in motion," IHT said. "WiMax, also called by the name of its reference number, IEEE 802.16, potentially can move data at 70 megabits a second across 65 kilometers, or 40 miles. Current fixed-line broadband connections have speeds of around two megabits a second."

WiMax technology offers the possibility of broadband communications over long distances (up to 40 miles, 65 km.)