Samsung and some other big companies like Intel, Motorola, ZTE etc. have joined hands together to speed up development of WiMAX 2. They’ve formed WiMAX 2 Collaborative Initiative (WCI) that will work with WiMAX forum to accelerate the implementation of interoperable system profiles for WiMAX 2 equipment and devices.
The next-gen WiMAX is based on IEEE 802.16m standard that adds new features while maintaining backward compatibility. The WiMAX 2 is expected to be completed by second half of 2010 which will bring theoretical speeds of more than 300Mbps, lower latency and larger VoIP capacity.
We’re strongly committed to accelerating the development and commercialization of WiMAX 2 solutions based on the 802.16m standard as Samsung was the first in the world to commercialize WiMAX 1 solutions. We are confident that the WCI will rapidly expand the Mobile WiMAX market to provide mobile Internet to people in all corners of the globe.