WiMax Named Global Standard

BRUSSELS The International Telecommunica-
tion Union has named WiMax broadband technology, which allows streaming of broadcasts on phones, music players, laptops and other portable devices, the global standard for mobile devices.

The move is expected to boost WiMax’s chances of becoming the preferred system for the next generation of high-speed wireless Internet access, marking a victory for its backer Intel and a defeat for competing technologies from Qualcomm and Ericsson.

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