Linux and WiMAX become friends – finally

By Hans Juergen Rauscher

It looks like the next Linux kernel release 2.6.29 (RC3 as of now) will
contain WiMAX support (stack, and device driver for Intel® WiMAX/WiFi
Link 5050) finally, after some tries.

Details are available on the Linux WiMAX webpage.

Support for WiMAX clients is welcomed as wireless broadband providers continue to roll-out 802.16 based wireless networks.
Due to the cost structure and the adaptability also to license-free bands,
WiMax has the potential to bring wireless broadband to the masses in
developing countries where no copper wire or fibre infrastructure
exists and is unlikely to exist because of the wide coverage and,
sparse population per square kilometre.

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