Clearwire may test ‘WiMAX 2’ in 2011

15 Jan 2010

US WiMAX specialist Clearwire has revealed that it will not rush to implement the WiMAX 802.16m standard, dubbed ‘WiMAX 2’, and will most likely run trials of the technology in 2011, Unstrung reports, citing company CTO, John Saw. The specification, which is expected to be approved by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) in mid-2010, theoretically enables peak speeds of 120Mbps (downlink) and 60Mbps (uplink) in an urban scenario using 4×2 MIMO antennas on a 20MHz channel. Saw added that a commercial launch of the standard could be possible in 2012.

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