Here comes WiMAX
To paraphrase the great Bette Davis, fasten your seatbelts, we’re in for a bumpy ride.
Sprint/Nextel, in partnership with Intel, Motorola and Samsung, will roll out a mobile WiMAX network (a technology also known as 802.11e) at a cost of $3 billion; it is expected to be available to 100 million Americans by 2008. …While Wi-Fi provides “hotspots” of high bandwidth in particular locations, WiMAX becomes the moveable hotspot. Applications such as mobile VoIP, Internet radio and video as well as mobile business services will all get a boost from the introduction of WiMAX. It would appear that the always-on, wherever-you-are broadband network is set to become a reality.
Do you know how to compete in this environment?