eWEEK Labs Wild Wireless Ride

 
 
By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2008-01-10 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

At the International CES 2008 show in Las Vegas, Senior Analyst Andrew Garcia took WiMax for a test drive-

 
 
 

WiMax Mobile Demonstration

Motorola's test network consisted of four temporary WiMax towers spread around the city.  In just six weeks, Motorola was able to identify and acquire the rights to tower locations, then perform the deployment.  Motorola representatives made it clear that the network was not optimized and that there would be some coverage brownouts along our route--they took what tower locations they could get--but the speed with which the network was deployed speaks volumes about the flexibility WiMax can provide.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for eWEEK.com, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at agarcia@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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