Where WiMax makes sense
GigaOM has a post about a big WiMax deployment in India. WiMax, a wireless standard that's much like WiFi, but delivers broadband across much greater distances, is being hotly debated here in the U.S. Proponents, including Intel, contend it can be affordably deployed as a mobile technology, while doubters, especially Qualcomm, say it isn't clear whether WiMax will scale to meet the rigors of mobile users.

But the GigaOM post is a reminder that WiMAX's real benefit, today at least, isn't as a substitute for 3G in the U.S., but as a much-needed fixed broadband technology in emerging telecom markets such as India.
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