WiMax Mobile Phone?



Nokia announced at the WiMAX conference in Bostonthat they are working on WiMAX (802.16e) mobile devices. Intel also just introduced their system-on-a-chip (SoC) WiMAX Connection 2250(previously known as “Rosedale 2). The chips will be installed in a mobile radio that includes a broadband modem, the SoC enables high-speed broadband handsets to connect to both fixed WiMAX networks, and mobile ones.

Nokia plans to have super high speed base stations starting at 2.5 GHz band by 2007 and up to 3.5 GHz bandwidth by 2008. Nokia mobile devices are also expected to be available in 2008.