The Wimax technology is field proven with more than 500 deployments worldwide providing services for fixed, nomadic, portable, and mobile broadband applications.
The Wimax Forum is moving aggressively to define a system specification for Wimax 2 based on the 802.16m amendment to the IEEE 802.16 air interface standard. This backwards compatible migration path will give operators the capability of meeting IMT-Advanced performance requirements for next generation broadband mobile networks in the 2011/2012 timeframe.
Both the 3GPP and Wimax migration paths are targeting to meet the same end result; the performance goals established by IMT-Advanced. OFDMA with an all-IP core network architecture have been accepted as the basic foundation for achieving these goals.
Time-to-market is the key differentiator with Wimax holding a significant advantage.
This white paper originally appeared on Wimax Forum