Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access
What is WiMAX?
WiMAX is a wireless communications standard designed to provide 30 to 40 megabit-per-second data rates. The name "WiMAX" was created by the WiMAX Forum, which was formed in June 2001. The forum describes WiMAX as "a standards-based technology enabling the delivery of last mile wireless broadband access as an alternative to cable and DSL".
What can WiMAX do?
WiMAX can provide at-home or mobile Internet access across whole cities and countries.In many cases, it has resulted in compititions between markets which only had access through an existing DSL operator. And now, because WiMAX is low cost, it is able to provide last-mile broadband Internet access in remote locations.