What is wimax?

What is wimax? how does it affect you? how is it used?

what is wimax?

WiMAX is an IP based, wireless broadband access technology that provides performance similar to 802.11/Wi-Fi networks with the coverage and QOS (quality of service) of cellular networks. WiMAX is also an acronym meaning "Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX).WiMAX is a wireless digital communications system, also known as IEEE 802.16, that is intended for wireless "metropolitan area networks". WiMAX can provide broadband wireless access (BWA) up to 30 miles (50 km) for fixed stations, and 3 - 10 miles (5 - 15 km) for mobile stations. In contrast, the WiFi/802.11 wireless local area network standard is limited in most cases to only 100 - 300 feet (30 - 100m).

How does wimax affect you and how is it used?

This new technology would provide:The high speed of broadband serviceWireless rather than wired access, so it would be a lot less expensive than cable or DSL and much easier to extend to suburban and rural areasBroad coverage like the cell phone network instead of small WiFi hotspotsWiMAX has the potential to do to broadband Internet access what cell phones have done to phone access. In the same way that many people have given up their "land lines" in favor of cell phones, WiMAX could replace cable and DSL services, providing universal Internet access just about anywhere you go. WiMAX will also be as painless as WiFi -- turning your computer on will automatically connect you to the closest available WiMAX antenna.

why should you use wimax?

You should use wimax technology because it is a simple way of connecting to the internet fast and from a long distance. This means that anyone anywhere can get internet without having to reach internet hotspots.