Back in October
I mentioned progress being made in the area of WiMax wireless broadband. One major problem was the limited amount of
licensed radio bandwidth availablethere seems to have been some movement onthis front.
reports that Intel and Pipex have entered a joint venture to launch a wirelessbroadband service in the
larger metropolitan areas, London and Manchester to be the
first. Intels venture capital arm,
Intel Capital, has invested $25mPipex has signed over their 3.6GHz spectrumlicense to the new company (there goes our radio bandwidth problem).
Im not quite sure whats so groundbreaking about this
ventureas I reported back in October, SOBroadband
offer WiMAX class broadband in the UK up to 10Mbps. There has also been criticism of the decision to provide
services to urban areas-the main point of WiMax services was that it can offer
broadband in areas unable to receive wired DSL or cable services.