March 23, 2008

Is WiMAX a disaster?

Is this account of WiMax correct

In an astonishing tirade to an international WiMAX conference audience in Bangkok yesterday afternoon, CEO Garth Freeman slammed the technology, saying its non-line of sight performance was “non-existent” beyond just 2 kilometres from the base station, indoor performance decayed at just 400m and that latency rates reached as high as 1000 milliseconds. Poor latency and jitter made it unacceptable for many Internet applications and specifically VoIP, which Buzz has employed as the main selling point to induce people to shed their use of incumbent services.

Any Copenhagen or elsewhere WiMAX customers around who would care to comment?

Posted by Claus at March 23, 2008 7:38 PM
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