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WiMax: A Defintion of WiMax 4G Technology


Samsung Epic 4G

The Samsung Epic 4G runs on Sprint's WiMax-based 4G network.


WiMax is a wireless broadband technology that delivers WiFi-like speeds to wide areas. Sprint's 4G wireless data network is based on WiMax technology.

Sprint says its 4G WiMax network can offer download speeds that average between 3 megabits per second and 6 mbps, with peak download speeds of more than 10 mbps.

WiMax, which is short for worldwide interoperability for microwave access, is based on the IEEE 802.16e specification, and operates on the 2.5-GHz band.

Also Known As: worldwide interoperability for microwave access
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