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WiMax vs. LTE Race Evolves

N.Y. Times takes a look

The future of WiMax and mobile broadband technology may affect the experience of working on the road, including for radio professionals.

The New York Times has a lucid discussion today of Sprint Nextel 4G, WiMax and LTE.

“Getting a head start on introducing 4G may be its best and last chance to repair its position in the market, which has been eroded by the company’s disastrous merger with Nextel and its lapses in customer service,” the Times reports.

However: “While it is still in development, some experts say LTE will be able to handle more traffic than WiMax, and the LTE systems planned by AT&T and Verizon would use radio frequencies that penetrate buildings better than those used by Clearwire.”

Read it here.