Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Westminster follows Stratford and Kent with WiMax

Finally, WiMax is starting to gain some traction in the UK. With the idea having struggled to find its role amongst WiFi, broadband and EDGE/3G; the standard taking a long time to be ratified and the propensity for investors to favour other opportunities through the early noughties, there are finally some commercial services coming through.

After trials by Pipex in Stratford and Telabria in Kent, Urban WiMax are launching their WiMax service across customers in Westminster with plans for other cities to follow. The service will offer businesses up to 10Mb symmetrical internet access at up to half the BT rate for SDSL.

I'm close to one of the world's largest WiMax equipment manufacturers but have never 'consumed' their product, so I'd like to know if there are any differences from S or A DSL services. Latency springs to mind. Let me know your thoughts.

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