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WiMax

Similar term(s): Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access.

Definition:

WiMAX, the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a telecommunications technology aimed at providing wireless data over long distances in a variety of ways, from point-to-point links to full mobile cellular type access. It is the final leg of delivering wireless broadband connectivity from a communications provider to a customer and an alternative to cable and DSL. It is based on a on Broadband Wireless Access standard of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE 802.16).

WiMAX and Wi-Fi are complementary. While WiMAX is a broadband connection to the Internet at service quality, Wi-Fi is a wireless local area network

Source: GreenFacts, based on WiMax Forum FAQs  

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