Unlike Wi-Fi, which covers an area of a few hundred feet, WiMax networks are capable of extending over several square miles. WiMax antennas will be able to beam high-speed Internet connections to homes and businesses miles aways, eliminating the need for every building to be wired to the Internet. And eventually, by beaming signals over entire metropolitan areas and beyond, WiMax will allow true wireless mobility, the ability to use your laptop, unwired, to get on the Internet from all over the map, not just at the so-called hotspots where Wi-Fi antennas currently provide such access.
Experts conceive that WiMax networks could create a broadband cloud that covers an entire city or country, allowing users to make Internet-based phone calls or conduct e-commerce anywhere they wander within a geographic area.
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