WiMax, or Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is one of the standards competing for dominance in the wireless broadband market. WiMax, technically denoted IEEE 802.16, has a broadcast range of up to 30 miles. WiMax emerged as an early rival to municipal Wi-Fi as a platform for community-wide wireless access. More recently, WiMax is competing with Long Term Evolution (LTE) as the backbone platform for next-generation high-speed mobile internet access, commonly referred to as 4G.


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