WiMAX Internet Service Providers In The
2.3GHz 2.5GHz And 3.5GHz Spectrum Range
The electromagnetic radio spectrum is governed in most countries around the world using radio frequency allocation.
Governments from all over the world formed an association of committees.
These committies have decided on a standardization of the RF bands and their usage, as a result of the propagation of radio wave signals which must be globally respected.
These committees have designated 3 classes of frequency bands throughout the radio spectrum which include; government restricted frequencies, unlicensed amateur bands, and licensed bands, which is where the WiMAX spectrum operates.
The WiMAX spectrum currently holds territory in several licensed bands operating within the 2GHz – 6GHz range.
WHNME is going to give you a closer look at these RF allocations and describe how signals are affected by frequency and interferences.
The current WiMAX license bands in operation reside in the 2.3GHz, 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz ranges, with still more occupation in the upper 5GHz unlicensed region. It’s these frequency allocations that we’ll be discussing in more detail.
WiMAX CPE customer provided equipment built to 802.16de IEEE standards such as laptops, cellular phones and portable hotspot devices are designed to operate on these frequencies the same way WiFi Technology products are build to 2.4GHz and 5GHz product specifications.
Let’s begin by exploring each of these WiMAX license bands to see where carriers hold their interest, what the environment is like at these frequencies, and the characteristics each band yields.
WiMAX License Bands
The 4G WiMAX spectrum allocation for this RF range is divided between two bands holding WiMAX license to 2305 – 2320MHz, and 2345 – 2360MHz, and are known as the Wireless Communication Services bands.
U.S. WiMAX Providers holding licenses in this frequency range:
This RF range is shared with Digital Audio Radio Service which operates on neighboring bands bordering its frequency; a questionable concern for radio interferences exists here.
This region of the WiMAX license bands in the range of 2500 – 2690MHz contains many MMDS Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service providers including some of those in the television service arena.
Portions of this RF range allocated through auctioning to 4G WiMAX providers:
|Clearwire Internet|| Sprint|
|Time Warner Cable|| BrightHouse|
This band shows great promise in future deployment and expansion in upcoming years as WiMAX solutions are pushing the limits to increase coverage in service areas that provide connectivity for newer 4G WiMAX tri band products that offer true WiMAX Interoperability.
3.5GHz (3.65GHz United States)
The 300MHz of bandwidth from 3.3GHz to 3.6GHz is a licensed WiMAX spectrum that has been allocated for broadband wireless access in numerous countries around the world with the exception of the United States which has allocated this portion of the electromagnetic spectrum mainly for military use.
However, the United States Federal Communications Commission has released an area at 3.65GHz that is being utilized for WiMAX operations in rural areas and those locations which respect grandfathered satellite and radiolocation operations.
With this 3.65GHz WiMAX spectrum opportunity for broadband wireless access rolling out across North America it is very clear that 4G WiMAX wireless solutions will take a firm position in the future of high speed wireless service for years to come.
WiMAX Tri Band products:
If you’re looking for true WiMAX Interoperability between global Internet networks, then keep your eyes peeled for WiMAX Tri Band devices which operate on 2.3GHz, 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz.
These high tech progressive 4G WiMAX enabled devices allow for Internet roaming across WiMAX service providers operating on all 3 frequency bands, providing interoperability on a global scale.
That’s it! If you are trying to compare between WiMAX vs WiFi Technology services, contact your local ISP and request documentation on your specific service area, as network performance is always determined by location, network segmentation and the hardware being used by the provider.