Friday, September 28, 2007

Intel, Nokia brainstorm on WiMAX

Intel, Nokia, and Nokia Siemens Networks have begun to brainstorm to ensure that the upcoming WiMAX laptops and networks of tomorrow will interoperate smoothly. WiMAX, Wireless Interoperability for Microwave Access, is an outdoor wireless broadband technology, which has a range of 30 miles and a theoretical bandwith of 70 MBps. To ensure seamless connectivity and roaming between networks, the devices -laptops and tablet PCs by Nokia, which run on Intel's silicon platform -and the telecom network equipment have to be compatible. It is this compability that is being worked on by the three behemonths. Intels's WIMAX chip (codenamed Baxter Peak) is designed specifically for mobile internet and consumer electronic devices. Let's hope a new Communicator with this WIMAX capability :)