By Ian Channing, guest editor

It is doubtful if any wireless technology (with the possible exception of 3G) has been as hyped as much as WiMAX. From the outset the technology's proponents trumpeted its advantages in terms of coverage and data speed over other wireless broadband solutions. Cooler heads subsequently prevailed and many of the overblown claims of the early years have been significantly modified. So what are the real prospects for WiMAX in a straight fight with other wireless solutions?

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