Intel's ability to overhype WiMax or rewrite history to support WiMax has been discussed in the past, but now they've invented some sort of time machine going forward. They've announced that WiMax is a "success" despite the fact that the technology doesn't even exist yet, and plenty of companies who should be the early supporters of the technology are not that impressed. While they admit that WiMax doesn't yet exist, the spin is that it's a success because the "promise of WiMax -- high-speed, cost-effective wireless broadband access" has been delivered before the technology has even launched. Of course, some may point out that the hype machine has "promised" a lot more from WiMax, and plenty of wireless broadband options have been around for years that have nothing to do with WiMax. We certainly do hope that WiMax does fulfill its promise, but it seems just a bit premature to crown the technology as king when no WiMax certified equipment even exists, and plenty of other wireless broadband technologies seem to be way ahead of WiMax in proving themselves in real world deployments.
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