SPOTLIGHT: Nokia downplays WiMax, mobile WiMax standard

Nokia's WiMax division said that when it comes to data services, mobile networks "currently suck. Badly." Coming from the company's WiMax division, this is not all too surprising. However, it also downplayed WiMax technology, claiming it will not live up to the wild expectations people have for it. Once upon a time, Nokia left the WiMax Forum only to be shooed back in by Intel. The company also indicated that the long-awaited mobile WiMax standard will be in some cases "un-implementable," leading many to wonder the purpose of standardization. Blog

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