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Jan 16, 2006

Wi-MAN is official

The IEEE has approved the 802.16e specification as the standard to be used for metropolitan area networks.

The new standard has been labeled Wi-MAN, for Wireless Metropolitan Area Network, or WiMAX, for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. The technology works with existing Wi-Fi networks, enabling users to shift between Wi-Fi and WiMAX connections.

From the press release

The IEEE 802.16 WirelessMAN standard continues its evolution as a platform upon which the broadband wireless industry can build high-performance, cost-effective fixed, and now mobile, broadband access systems,” said Roger B. Marks, Chair of the IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access. “The Working Group’s open consensus process attracted the dedicated participation of hundreds of technical experts from the world's leading service providers, system vendors, and semiconductor suppliers. The foundation for a global industry is now in place.”

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