WiMAX is a WWAN technology, capable of transmitting data as far as 35miles or so and has throughput of up to 75Mbps. The early version of it required its antennas to be in line of sight, the newer version dropped that. I'm sure it's less expensive to have two buildings connected with WiMAX than to lease a line. I also believe that the antennas must be stationary.
If any of you have had any experience working with this, please share.
Re: Concept of WIMAX technology
12 years 4 months ago #18667
Hey guys, my company has been offering a Wi-MAX service since July using Redline equipment. We are offering a service similar to ADSL with 3Mbps download by 800Kbps upload.
A few observations so far:
-Speeds are fairly consistant
-Latency is around 50ms, haven't seen anything lower that that
-If you don't have good LOS to the antenna don't even bother. I've noticed tons of subscriber units (SU's) that constantly lose sync if there are trees or buildings in the way.
Never played with it myself, but a colleague here at work implemented it and his observations were remarkably similar to LooseCannon in that he tried it within a three-storey house with outbuildings (definitely not line-of-sight) and had erratic behaviour