WiMax: It's good for a lot more than consumer handsets

While WiMax has lost the battle to be the 4G technology of choice for most U.S. consumer handsets, it's still alive and kicking in the enterprise market.

That's because companies have found that WiMax can be an effective wireless data technology for a wide variety of uses besides downloading Angry Birds onto your iPad. WiMax Forum Vice President Mohammad Shakouri says that although major U.S. wireless carriers such as AT&T and Verizon have chosen to deploy LTE over 700MHz spectrum, WiMax will still find a home delivering data for a wide variety of U.S. industries including airports, oil and gas companies and the burgeoning smart grid industry.

"The difference between the WiMax industry and LTE is that WiMax is also going more after complementary solutions," he explains. "You will see WiMax providing communications needs in terms of building things such as the smart grid."

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