WiMax has managed to conquer the wired world and transformed it into wireless broadband technology or made the world a “wire free world.” The huge impact that WiMax has created is seen in the kind of technologies now being employed by mobile phone companies, wireless network manufacturers, chip makers, and other large enterprises that demand high speed internet connectivity.
This all started when IEEE 802.16 emerged in the industry in 2004 and the market welcomed it with great anticipation. As the key building block in the network infrastructure, WiMax has already started its move in dominating the wireless networking industry. In fact the Chinese government is in the process of making WiMax their national standard in accessing fixed broadband wireless connection at 3.5 GHz frequency. Other governments and regions will definitely follow the same footsteps.
With the current performance and point of reference, WiMax has developed its potentials in delving and delivering high data rates in wide areas and huge number of users. The current internet providers like DSL, cable, and Wi-Fi have been empowered by WiMax in providing broadband access to various locations which in preceding years were unreachable by any network connection.
There are no more doubts and questions about the competitiveness of WiMax in the market today in spite of the competing marketing claims that WiMax is encountering difficulties in device incompatibility, price rate, and data rates and ranges. However, in response to the unsolicited claims by WiMax’s competitors, the continuous enhancements and developments to increase the quality and coverage of WiMax never stop. This, in most probability will solve other challenges being confronted by WiMax. Such concerns include enhanced multimedia applications, price, scale and other factors that will lead to a globally ubiquitous wireless broadband service.