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WiMAX – Recognized as 4G Technology !

WiMAX, along with LTE is finally recognized as 4G technology ending the debate which was going on for the longest time ( atleast  from 2008 ) and has kept a lot of WiMax operators not to advertise them as 4 G operators – Specially in Pakistan. Though still they need to comply with the newly approved standard before calling them 4 G operators in their marketing campaigns.

ITU’s Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) has completed the assessment of six candidate submissions for the global 4G mobile wireless broadband technology, otherwise known as IMT-Advanced. Harmonization among these proposals has resulted in two technologies, “LTE-Advanced” and “WirelessMAN-Advanced” being accorded the official designation of IMT-Advanced, qualifying them as true 4G technologies.

The WiMAX Forum  recognizes the decision within the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) approving the “WirelessMAN-Advanced” technology of IEEE 802.16m as an IMT-Advanced technology. One year ago, the WiMAX Forum and 50 leading ecosystem players announced the endorsement of IEEE’s submission to ITU-R proposing an IEEE 802.16m-based candidate for IMT-Advanced.

In parallel with the finalization of IEEE 802.16m, the WiMAX Forum and its members are working to complete the detailed specification of WiMAX Release 2, which will take advantage of the new IEEE standard and ensure that WiMAX Release 2 networks and devices will offer capabilities and efficiencies to exceed the baseline IMT-Advanced requirements. WiMAX Release 2 will incorporate these capabilities while offering improved VoIP capacity, spectral efficiency, latency, handover speed, cell range, and coverage — with support for wider operating bandwidth in both TDD and FDD modes.

International Mobile Telecommunications-Advanced (IMT-Advanced) systems are mobile systems which include the new capabilities of IMT that go beyond those of IMT-2000. Such systems will provide access to a wide range of telecommunication services (including advanced mobile services), supported by mobile and fixed networks that are increasingly packet-based. In other words, IMT-Advanced (or 4G) will see a progression beyond third-‘generation (3G) technology.

PTA’s response on this recent development is not know yet however this decision is going to start ( or restart) the discussion on whether Pakistan should go for 3G or switch to 4G directly.

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