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WiMAX wins ITU backing as IMT-2000 tech

High fives all round at the WiMAX Forum today as the ITU approves WiMAX 802.16 as an IMT-2000 3G technology standard. The move has the potential to allow WiMAX deployments to occupy globally allocated frequency bands and complement or compete with other 3G technologies.

James Middleton

October 19, 2007

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WiMAX wins ITU backing as IMT-2000 tech

High fives all round at the WiMAX Forum today as the ITU approves WiMAX 802.16 as an IMT-2000 3G technology standard. The move has the potential to allow WiMAX deployments to occupy globally allocated frequency bands and complement or compete with other 3G technologies.

This is a major deal for the WiMAX camp and depending on how talks go at the World Radio Conference (WRC-07), which kicks off next week, there could potentially be a merger of the IMT-2000 and IMT-advanced technology categories into a single category, thereby giving any IMT-2000 technology access to bands reserved for IMT-advanced – or 4G – and levelling out the playing field between WiMAX and the other mobile technologies quite significantly.

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