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Intel says WiMAX will reach a billion by 2012

Intel says WiMAX will reach a billion by 2012

Craig Barrett reckons that WiMAX will reach 50 million by the end of the year and a billion people by 2012.

Intel didn’t beat the WiMAX drum particularly hard this time around – there was very little mention of it anywhere, and even demos were run using alternative methods of connection.

However, it wouldn’t be an Intel Developer Forum without at least one mention of the technology. This time around, it was left to Craig Barrett to bang the drum.

He claimed that WiMAX would reach 50 million by the end of the year, and by 2012, the technology should have reached a billion people.

Barrett said that many of those reached by Intel’s latest wireless technology will be in developing nations like India.

Do you think WiMAX will be adopted as quickly as Intel hopes? Discuss in the forums.

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C0nKer 22nd August 2008, 05:42 Quote
Most people I come across doesn't even know WiFi. Let alone WiMax.
rjkoneill 22nd August 2008, 09:02 Quote
great - does this mean the internet will be free everywhere?
thanks intel
Burnout21 22nd August 2008, 13:11 Quote
I hope so, having a netbook, with WiMAX.

what needs to happen is for the private ISP companies to disappear or to join together, and rather than pay them a monthly fee, everyone pays a little extra on there concil tax each year and WiMax for the whole area, ideally a 2mb/s connection because really a home user dosen't need anything much faster, if you do then your a torrent git! Then we can all get online really easy!

More and more services are becoming web based, like applying for a TV licence, Drivers licence, and even paying some bills.
Tim S 22nd August 2008, 15:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by rjkoneill
great - does this mean the internet will be free everywhere?
thanks intel

nope, it won't be free, that's for sure. :)
kenco_uk 22nd August 2008, 15:36 Quote
2mb/s? Sling your hook! I'm used to 8mb now and wouldn't want any less.

2mb/s. Tch.

:)
Burnout21 22nd August 2008, 16:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by kenco_uk
2mb/s? Sling your hook! I'm used to 8mb now and wouldn't want any less.

2mb/s. Tch.

:)

What do you use that bandwidth for? 8mb/s is bloody fast, not the fastest but still!
ParaHelix.org 23rd August 2008, 15:05 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by C0nKer
Most people I come across doesn't even know WiFi. Let alone WiMax.

You must know some stupid people. Unless you know people who just know absalutley nothing about ICT.
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