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WiMAX a threat to satellite communications?

Posted on Wednesday, March 26 2008 @ 05:16:41 CET by

NewScientist reports WiMAX technology may interfere with satellite communications:
WiMAX uses a static base-station antenna to distribute digital data at speeds of up to 40 megabits per second. This is especially useful in areas where cable, DSL broadband and even dial-up might not exist, like parts of the developing world.

But last week the Florida-based Satellite Users Interference Reduction Group (SUIRG) revealed test results showing that WiMAX antennas can disrupt satellite reception up to 20 kilometres away from a base station. They say they have demonstrated conclusively that WiMAX poses a significant interference threat ...



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