IEEE 802.16m amends the IEEE 802.16 WirelessMAN-OFDMA specification to provide an advanced air interface for operation in licensed bands. It will meet the cellular layer requirements of IMT-Advanced next generation mobile networks. It will be designed to provide significantly improved performance compared to other high rate broadband cellular network systems.
quote: However, Wimax deos not have any large backers yet.
quote: During a keynote session at the 3GSM World Congress, one spectator posed a question that went to the heart of the matter: Wasn't WiMax the "the elephant in the room" at the conclave?Arun Sarin, CEO of U.K.-based Vodafone Group, responded that while WiMax "is an interesting technology," it is "not really ready for prime time the way that we build our networks today. . . . To get all puffy and excited about it now is too much, too soon." HSDPA, the GSM Association's newest high-speed upgrade, is on schedule to compete with WiMax, he said.