Stories by J.P. Raichura

802.16a wireless links the last mile

First-generation proprietary technology for broadband fixed wireless networks had lackluster non-line-of-sight performance, and the equipment was relatively expensive. Both of these drawbacks delayed widespread deployment of broadband wireless networks. However, the advent of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.16a standard for wireless metropolitan-area networks is likely to accelerate adoption.