WiMAX: Wireless Goes Truly Mobile
It didn’t take long for wireless computing and the mobility it affords to become an accepted part of the landscape of public spaces, offices and homes. But there was still a catch: you couldn’t stay connected outside of the hotspots offered at cafes, airports and hotel lobbies. WiMAX changes all of that as Baltimore becomes the first city in the country where a full-scale commercial wireless broadband rollout (offered by Xohm) will mean that users can actually roam wherever they want and connect to the Internet with notebook computers and Mobile Internet Devices. It opens the door for a wide range of embedded devices in things like parking meters, kiosks and anything else you can think of that would benefit from Internet connectivity. The launch features not only new WiMAX products from Xohm, but devices from handhelds to laptops that feature Intel’s new WiMAX enabled chips. You can follow WiMAX stories on blogs.intel.com/technology and scoop.intel.com. New to WiMAX? Learn more about WiMAX here and here. And see how WiMAX is being used to connect people with education, healthcare and new opportunities in developing countries.