More Technological Information
Wi-Max is seen
by GiGoNET as a successor to Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi provides fast wireless
Internet connections in homes and businesses but has a limited range
of a few dozen yards.
WiMax is a high speed, non-line of sight, wide range wireless
networking technology that is positioned as a DSL replacement.
GiGoNET aims for WiMax to completely replace all Wi-Fi installations
in/around Florence, in the next three years.
Wi-Max has a much longer range, varying from a couple of miles in an
urban area to 10 miles or more in open country. It will be capable
of delivering speeds from 1-20 megabits per second.
We are watching this technology extremely close. Our equipment is
Intel is currently developing a wireless chip for laptops that will
enable users to connect to the short range Wi-Fi network or a longer
range WiMax network, depending on which is available. The product is
code named Ofer. The new wireless chip that will support the
WiMAX(802.11n) standard expected to be ratified early next year.
* Intel to have Wi-Max cards this year
* 7 March 2006* *Reuters News
* (c) 2006 Reuters Limited
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7 (Reuters) - Intel Corp. said on Tuesday it
has moved up to this year its expected roll-out of cards that will
let computers access the Internet using Wi-Max, a new long-range,
high-speed wireless technology.
Intel, which had previously said it expected to have Wi-Max products
in 2007, now plans to have Wi-Max cards for laptops in the second
half of this year.
Intel is also working on a chip that integrates Wi-Max and Wi-Fi and
it is expected to to hit the consumer market in the first half of
Intel has demonstrated a single-chip Wi-Fi/WiMax radio that can
connect to either network, as well as a WiMax PC card that could
allow current-generation notebooks to hook up to WiMax networks. The
WiMax PC card was running the mobile version of WiMax, which was
recently approved by the IEEE.
Cards allowing access to Wimax (Worldwide Interoperability for
Microwave Access) are now expected to be available this year. Intel
had intended to have Wimax cards for sale in 2007,
but will now have them for laptops in the second half of 2006..
* Intel WiMax card coming this year;
* Wi-Fi and Wimax chipsets set to merge.
* Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service
* 08 March 2006
Intel has said it will deliver its first WiMax PC Card in the second
half of this year.
Spring IDF 2006: WiMax goes mobile
*Intel demonstrated its first WiMax products at IDF. The wireless
technology offers increased speeds and ranges over Wi-Fi and will be
used for last-mile broadband and metropolitan networks.
Intel demonstrated speeds of 2Mbit/sec, with a range that covered
most of **San Francisco**, demonstrating the technology with a PC
attached to a scooter receiving live traffic updates, directions and
even streaming video from a webcam.