What is Wi-MAX and What are the benefits?

How Wi-MAX works.

Wi-MAX means (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access).

Wi-MAX works on essentially the same principle as Wi-Fi – sending signals that can carry data wirelessly using radio waves. However, Wi-Fi is constrained by a having a small field in which it is effective and the signal grows weaker as it has to pass through solid objects such as walls.

Wi-MAX works a bit differently. A Wi-MAX network requires a system of towers, very similar to the common mobile phone towers that we see currently spread across the country. However, one difference is that Wi-MAX needs far fewer towers to be effective; one tower can potentially cover an area as large as 7,800 square kilometers (3,000 square miles), so the technology does not require the landscape to be dotted with more telecom towers.

The benefits to Wi-MAX are that there is longer range and connection in out of town places like the country.

The down side to this is that it can be quite expensive and the security of the network is bad as anybody can connection. It is a public network.