Friday, June 03, 2005

Mobile WiMax Threatens Cellcos

From Monsters And New-gen wireless technology could shake up cell-phone services .

UPI) -- A new generation of wireless technology could shake up cell-phone services.

The ink is barely dry on the official WiMAX specification for high-speed wireless Internet service, yet several manufacturers are already looking ahead to rolling out the next generation in wireless broadband service: Mobile WiMAX.

Also known as 802.16e, Mobile WiMAX would allow consumers to roam between wireless hot spots without interruption, just as mobile-phone users travel between cells without dropping calls

Roaming WiMAX could threaten established cellular services in the U.S., however, since the capability exists to offer VoIP services over the same wireless connections in the future.

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