Impressive UK WiMax trials continue


We reported on Friday that Milton Keynes is set to be the UK’s first WiMax-covered city thanks to Pipex Wireless.

Well, PW have been busy on the latest phase of their WiMax trials in Stratford-upon-Avon, and have achieved some quite impressive connection speeds.

Using both indoor and outdoor antennae powered by Intel Roesdale chipsets, speeds similar to broadband were achieved.

Indoors, a 2Mbps up and downstream speed was achieved, at 1.2km from the base station without direct line of sight.

An external antenna saw performance speeds of 10Mbps downstream and 9Mbps upstream at 1.2km from the base station.

At 6km, an external antenna achieved 6Mbps down and 4Mbps up, which is pretty impressive.

(Via Computer Weekly)

Andy Merrett
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