Navini Networks announced Wednesday that it is joining the WiMax Forum, an industry group that develops and promotes WiMax technology. WiMax is a broadband wireless technology based on 802.16 specifications. It is often viewed as a less expensive and more convenient solution for connecting consumers to broadband Internet access than wired technologies, such as digital subscriber lines and cable. Networks using WiMax technology will have a range of up to 30 miles with transfer rates of up to 70 megabits per second.
Navini will add WiMax products to its portfolio aimed at carriers and will sell gear based on the 802.16e specification, which will improve roaming between networks.