WiMAX Will Cover Entire Cities With A Single Antenna???

A single antenna can give broadband to a whole city: the “big stick” approach. At least that’s the story according to Intel’s EVP of the Mobility Group, Sean Maloney. A slew of news stories came out after Maloney spoke to the Intel Developer Forum, and his presentation featured a strong emphasis on WiMAX. But there are so many errors, assumptions, and ridiculous omissions in the linked story that the credibility of Maloney has to be put in question. For example, apparently Maloney said, “Coverage, in this case, is far more important than bandwidth…” in suport of a “big stick” WiMAX, but that argument would in fact totally support the case that 3G will defeat WiMAX. Read my breakdown in the comments section by clicking “Read More…” Update: No, I didn’t make the name rhyming joke, but it came to mind.

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