SPOTLIGHT: On dogs and caravans

The first wave of WiMax interoperability testing is coming to an end, and we should expect the first WiMax-certified products on store shelves by the end of the year. Along with the first commercial launch of mobile WiMax in Korea, these developments are important in two ways. First, after much anticipation and several delays, it will be possible to evaluate the performance of WiMax gear in real networks rather than merely speculate about such performance. Second, it is difficult to think of another technology which had to face so much jeering and belittling and charges of "hype." The dogs bark but the caravan moves on. Analysis (pdf)