WiMax, the wireless technology that provides broadband connections over long distances, is becoming available in an increasing amount of cities, so it's time to take a look at some of the benefits as well as some of the major thing you need to get your company ready for availability in your area.
When WiMax becomes available locally it can effectively replace a company's T-1 line and provide better connections inside and outside the company, according to Patrick Pfeffer, analyst for Detecon, Inc., Reston, Va., a telecom consulting firm.
He points to these differences between WiMax and other wireless broadband technologies:
One of the promises of WiMax us that it's easier to use than wired communications without a decrease in performance. So there's not much one has to do to prepare for it, according to Detecon. However, there are a few things that will make the transition easier and will help a company maximize its use of WiMax
Joshua Estrin, president and CEO of Concepts In Success, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., recommends companies:
Bruce Gustafson, director of WiMax marketing, Nortel Networks, Toronto also recommends: