We’re just starting to get 3G up and working on most of our providers here in the US, but elsewhere in the world the epic battle between 4G and WiMAX is already heating up. The potential winner? 4G.
Samsung’s taken a demo bus out into the wild, trucking along at all of 60 kph (37 mph) to demonstrate 4G’s speeds and ability to hand off calls between cells. Thankfully the data speeds they got were much faster than the land speeds. The 4G got up to 1Gbps, which is 50 times faster than WiMAX’s current specifications in 802.16e.
On a somewhat related note, Sprint Nextel contracted Samsung to deploy its nationwide WiMAX over the next few years, meaning we’re going to be getting WiMAX before 4G here in the States.
Samsung’s 4G outpaces WiMAX [The Register]