application of WiMAX

Typical areas of application of WiMAX are as given below:

Residential and SOHO High Speed Internet Access. The main contenders for residential and SOHO market are the DSL, and Cable Internet technologies. These technologies have already established a market presence, and have proven track record in meeting the demands of the residential and SOHO customers. WiMAX provides an alternative to existing access methods, where it is not feasible to use DSL or Cable Internet. Typical application will be in remote areas where it is not economically feasible to have a DSL or Cable Internet. WiMAX is also expected to be more reliable due to wireless nature of communication between the customer premises and the base station. This is particularly useful in developing countries where the reliability and quality of land-line communications infrastructure is often poor.

Small and Medium Business. The WiMAX WBA is well suited to provide the reliability and speed for meeting the requirements of small and medium size businesses in low density environments. One disadvantage of WiMAX is the spectral limitation, in other words limitation of wireless bandwidth. For use in high density areas, it is possible that the bandwidth may not be sufficient to cater to the needs of a large clientele, driving the costs high.

WiFi Hot Spot Backhaul: Another area where WiMAX connectivity is for WiFi hot spots connectivity. As of now, there have been several WiFi hotspots and a WiMAX backhaul provides full wireless solution to these wireless networks.