D-Link recently announced its entry into the WiMAX market with the release of the D-Link 802.16-2005 WiMAX Router. This new router is designed to give service providers a competitively priced option for fulfilling the expensive “last mile” segment for wireless residential service.
The D-Link WiMAX router combines WiMAX and Wi-Fi technologies to provide a single solution for in-house wireless coverage. The router features easy installation and remote administration features for service providers making it an ideal, cost-effective option for delivering a fast and secure broadband connection to consumers who are not reachable by DSL or Cable broadband services.
WiMAX is a practical alternative for broadband access that has previously been unavailable in areas without pre-existing physical cable or telephone networks. WiMAX also has potential uses in connecting Wi-Fi hotspots with each other and providing high-speed mobile data and telecommunications services (4G).
The D-Link 802.16-2005 WiMAX Router will be available for service provider testing in fourth quarter of 2006 and will be commercially available in the first quarter of 2007.
D-Link 802.16-2005 WiMAX Router [D-Link]