Long-range Wi-Fi threat to satellite communications

时间:2019-03-02 07:16:01166网络整理admin

By Jeff Hecht WiMAX, a long-range version of Wi-Fi, has been billed as one of the best ways to bring broadband internet connections to rural areas. But the system may have a critical flaw. According to tests by a trade body representing the satellite industry, the radio frequencies WiMAX uses will interfere with satellite communications in some of the very locations where it could bring the most benefit. WiMAX uses a static base-station antenna to distribute digital data at speeds of up to 40 megabits per second. This is especially useful in areas where cable,