WiMax: “too slow, expensive and unregulated”

Silicon.com reports that traditional broadband and mobile operators will be avoiding WiMax – according to research by Capgemini.

The consultancy predicts that the millions of pounds spent on 3G licences, alongside the increased number of base stations needed to run a network, will deter mobile operators from investing in the long range wireless broadband technology. Cost will also put off would-be broadband providers, as the falling cost of DSL access will make it hard for pure play WiMax companies to enter the broadband market.

However, Capgemini does predict a future for WiMax, serving communities outside the reaches of wired infrastructure.

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