Networking

Finding the Best Fit - Wi-Fi Versus WiMAX

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Executive Summary

Wi-Fi and WiMAX are two different technologies that often compete in fixed and nomadic deployments. This paper discusses which technology provides the best fit for different applications. The discussion reviews aspects such as the affect of frequency licensing on the technology in terms of interference, bandwidth and power. The cost of the technology is also reviewed on the operator side and the cost of clients. The discussion highlights the strengths and weaknesses of each technology. Wavion spatially adaptive, beamforming Wi-Fi technology is specifically designed for metro deployments. This enables Wavion's WBS-2400 base station to successfully deal with most of the traditional disadvantages Wi-Fi technologies. With Wavion's Wi-Fi solution, operators are able to deploy high quality, cost effective wireless infrastructures.

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