Networking vendor Netgear has joined the WiMAX Forum.
The forum was industry-led, non-profit and aimed to advance the IEEE 802.16, or WiMAX, broadband wireless networking standard, according to a statement from Netgear.
Ian McLean, vice president at Netgear Asia-Pacific, said the company realised the importance of supporting emerging technologies like WiMAX.
“WiMAX extends the geographical reach of Wi-Fi and holds huge potential for the local market, particularly in Australia’s rural and regional areas where access to broadband has traditionally been restricted,” said McLean.
Netgear joins wireless forum
By Vivienne Fisher, iTnews on Sep 6, 2005 3:40PM