WiMax 2 standard gets date for approval

The high-speed wireless technology, expected to boost download speeds for mobile devices, is set to become a standard by early next year, industry group says.

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The WiMax 2 high-speed wireless technology, which is expected to boost download speeds for mobile devices, is set to become a standard by early next year, according to an industry group.

On Monday, the WiMax Forum said that 802.16m, the key technology within WiMax 2, is expected to be standardized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in November. Formal approval by the IEEE Standards Association is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011, with device certification coming in late 2011.

The 802.16m update should help WiMax 2 deliver download speeds of up to 120Mbps and provide lower latency than the first version of WiMax.

Read more of WiMax 2 standard gets date for approval" at ZDNet UK.

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