WiMAX Operator Calls It a "Disaster"

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An early WiMax operator has shuttered its network, and stunned an audience at a WiMAX conference by calling it a disaster. The CEO of the Australian company, Buzz Broadband, had numerous complaints, including "non-existent" line of sight performance over 2 kilometers, indoor performance "decayed at just 400m" and latency hit 1000ms. Commsday, who filed the original report, notes that not all WiMAX operators are unhappy, though. [Commsday via Slashdot]

DISCUSSION

Some of our staff are using WiMax in Anchorage, and it works remarkably well for them. Perhaps the 'disaster' line could be explained by a story that Mr. Buzz CEO just aquired some large quantities of copper.