WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a wireless communications standard that creates Metropolitan Area Networks.
Its technical name is IEEE 802.16.
- WiMAX has a fair coverage. Fiber carries high bandwidth over long distances.
- It’s relatively affordable, as a last mile access technology
- The link is reliable
Where fiber optic access to the building is not available, the market is forced to consider WiMAX as last mile.
things to look out for
- Speed is relative to capacity purchased
- You must have visible line of sight to the base station
There are over 475 WiMAX networks deployed in 140 countries worldwide.