[maemo-users] [Fwd: XOHM is Live in Baltimore]

From: atmasphere at atmasphere.net atmasphere at atmasphere.net
Date: Mon Sep 29 18:23:16 EEST 2008
it does seem pretty weak though launch with only a pc card... With or
without Nokia.  Too bad the wimax tablet did not make it in for launch
... Not like there not enough delays with the network to allow for
further testing .

On 9/29/08, John Holmblad <jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com> wrote:
> Matt,
> Wimax will find success as a fixed line replacement technology in those
> geographic areas that are not well served by the broadband wireline
> service providers.
> Whether it succeeds as a mobile technology depends upon many factors
> including the speed with which the world's mobile service providers
> deploy 4g/Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.
> As you are probably aware WIMAX and LTE are both "all IP/all the time"
> technologies (aka All IP Network or AIPN) and the ITU has agreed to
> include IEEE 802.16e (the version of WIMAX that supports mobility) in
> its portfolio of standards for 4g,^1
> What surprises me about the non-availability of the N80 Wimax edition
> for today's XOHM launch is that Nokia is once again missing the
> leadership boat by not having a 4g product available for sale on the
> several times delayed launch date for the XOHM service.
> A cynic might assert that Nokia is bowing to the pressure of Mobile
> Service Operators who are going to be squarely behind, not WIMAX, but
> LTE, which, as a standard, has been championed by Nokia's and
> Nokia-Siemens archirivals Sony-Ericsson and Ericsson. In fact the
> reality may be that the N810 Wimax Edition product is simply not ready
> for prime time.
> 1. http://ltewatch.blogspot.com/2008/07/itu-approves-new-4g-specs.html
> Best Regards,
> John Holmblad
> Acadia Secure Networks, LLC
> * *
> Matt Emson wrote:
>> John Holmblad wrote:
>>> This makes me wonder if Nokia is hedging its bets on the success of
>>> WIMAX/
>> Had a meeting with a provider of microwave based internet last week.
>> He mentioned they were involved in the rollout of WiMax in the UK.
>> Unfortunately, he also made it sound like it was unlikely to be
>> available before 2010. By then the N810 will be old technology.
>> I guess, "I wouldn't hold my breath" would be the turn of phrase I'd
>> use. Outside of the US, the spectrum used by WiMax is often highly
>> regulated. I'm not sure of other European countries, but the UK is
>> having some kind of auction at some point (or maybe had one?) but
>> either way, it's not something that looks likely to happen within the
>> lifetime of the N810.
>> M
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