DSL Dead Zones

With the availability of wired broadband technologies supply gap in Germany. About 1.7 million German households can take no broadband Internet access via DSL or cable Internet service. In the so-called white-spot regions, the establishment of a wired infrastructure appears doesn’t make sense. WiMAX vs. since two-way satellite systems there Internet via satellite, are basically everywhere full broadband connections, but the thing with the Internet from space has disadvantages: in addition to the high installation costs and the costs for the establishment of the systemic signal runtime makes uninteresting a satellite system for many users (E.g.

online gamers). For around 1000 communities, this was the only way for fast Internet still a long time. For many households, WiMAX could be another alternative. This technique for wireless Internet connectivity (IEEE 802 16 d) can allow full access to the Internet, which eliminates the need for a telecommunications connections. From the single large German WiMAX provider, the Deutsche Breitband Services GmbH, offered Internetflaterates with up to 2 Mbit / s downstream. Mainly in areas in the East of Germany that are underserved with DSL. But also in DSL dead”neighborhoods, there is the possibility of wireless Internet access via WiMAX. End of 2005 the first WiMAX radio network was built in Berlin-Pankow.

Cities such as Leipzig, Dresden, Magdeburg followed. For many other underserved regions, WiMAX is intended and even mandatory. According to the Federal Network Agency up 2011 a quarter of these communities should be supplied with Internet via WiMAX. For providers that Deutsche Telekom could lay their DSL cable may but in specific areas risk but. Wireless technology with strong competitors especially since also are on the phone with WiMAX and is the popular Doppelflaterates book can, will be interesting for the wireless technology in the regions concerned. There, so WiMAX is an attractive option for fast Internet and telephony. But it is only there. Because the offers of the renowned DSL provider are simply better in the other regions. In addition to the prices depressed by the competition, especially the connection speed is crucial. Theoretically, WiMAX can deliver over 100 Mbit/s. But for this one is necessary Visual connections between the transmitter site and the receiving antenna for Wi-Fi direct. Even business customers are therefore only 3 Mbit / s available. A coverage with broadband Internet via WiMAX appears unlikely because of the accelerated expansion of DSL and the strong competition from ranks of the cable operator. But also in under-served areas, WiMAX must contend with the satellite operators and the Internet offers. WiMAX as a portable version the network generally also suitable for mobile applications. For a different business model WiMAX could evolve according to a competing technology for mobile Internet via UMTS. The potential of WiMAX access technology for Internet via mobile phone or other mobile devices is very high. First receiver chips for mobile phones or laptops in WiMAX standard 802 16e are already available. It licenses for the operation of mobile WiMAX offerings have been awarded also.

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