Cable Challenge: Wi-Fi or WiMAX?

Medford, Cassimir
September 2008
Red Herring;9/10/2008, p1
Trade Publication
The article analyzes the significance of the decision of Cablevision to use WiFi as its long-range wireless technology. Cablevision reported the completion of the first phase of its $300 million tri-state Wi-Fi network in 2008. Through the network, Cablevision will offer free wireless service to its high-speed Internet subscribers. The author notes that the decision of Cablevision to use WiFi as its long-range wireless technology came as a surprise. He adds that the technology may meet the immediate needs of the company. The views of Tim Farrar, president of Telecom Media and Finance Associates, on Cablevision's WiFi network are also highlighted.


Related Articles

  • A How-To Guide To Getting Untethered. Locke, Laura A. // Time International (South Pacific Edition);4/14/2003, Issue 14, p37 

    The article discusses how one can get anytime-anywhere Internet access. Within two years, nearly every new PC laptop will come with Wireless-Fidelity functionality. Wireless ISPs will connect to the Net rapidly, securely and remotely. High-speed wireless access is hundreds of times faster than...

  • Studying MIT's Heartbeat. Bourzac, Katherine // Technology Review;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 109 Issue 1, pM6 

    The article discusses the move of SENSEable City Laboratory to track campus Wi-Fi use at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Carlo Ratti, a practicing architect who also runs SENSEable City Laboratory in the Department of Urban Studies and...

  • Multi-user access mechanism with intra-access categories differentiation for IEEE 802.11ac wireless local area networks. Charfi, Emna; Chaari, Lamia; Ben Hlima, Souha; Kammoun, Lotfi // Telecommunication Systems;Mar2017, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p479 

    To cope with the increasing demand of multimedia applications, new IEEE 802.11 wireless local area networks devices have been defined such as IEEE 802.11aa and IEEE 802.11ac. The former proposes new intra-access categories (AC) differentiation based on stream classification service (SCS) scheme....

  • WiFi set to boost Bluetooth data rates. Wilson, Richard // Electronics Weekly;10/29/2008, Issue 2358, p8 

    The article reports that 802.11 wireless technology could provide a simple way to increase the speed of Bluetooth. A Bluetooth-WiFi approach operating in the 2.4GHz band would not require the global licensing of new frequency hands on the 3-10GHz range. It is stated that 802.11 is a proven...

  • Bluetooth High-Speed Technology Puts Pressure On UWB.  // Microwaves & RF;Jun2009, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p22 

    The article reports on the impact of Bluetooth Core Specification Version 3.0 High Speed (HS) of Bluetooth 3.0 on the ultra wideband (UWB) technology in Great Britain. It states that despite UWB's struggles, the technology offers a number of wireless-personal-area-network (WPAN)-specific...

  • A channel detection technique based on Max-Log-MAP algorithm for wireless indoor system. Kahveci, Salim // Telecommunication Systems;Apr2012, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p345 

    This study introduces a new low complexity Max-Log-MAP based channel estimation technique operating in a multi-path band limited channel. The proposed estimation technique is based on an iterative procedure derived through the maximum a posteriori probability approach. Wireless communication...

  • WiFi. FRENZEL, LOUIS E. // Electronic Design;7/11/2013, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p28 

    The article offers updates about the two core wireless technologies, Bluetooth and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi). It notes that both wireless technologies continue to dominate short-range applications with new features and benefits. It adds that the Bluetooth 4.0 incorporate all of its features but...

  • Simple, Secure Wi-Fi Data Acquisition.  // Instrumentation Newsletter;2008 3rd Quarter, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p11 

    The article focuses on the significance of WI-Fi data acquisition (DAQ) devices to wireless connectivity. It is noted that the devices make the wireless connectivity easier to incorporate into existing measurement systems. In addition, the DAQ devices take the convenience of wireless...

  • Contributions to Experimental Performance Studies of Wi-Fi and FSO Links. de Carvalho, J. A. R. Pacheco; Ribeiro Pacheco, Cláudia F. F. P.; Reis, A. D.; Marques, Nuno; Veiga, H. // CISTI (Iberian Conference on Information Systems & Technologies ;Jun2010, p221 

    The importance of wireless communications has been growing. Wi-Fi and FSO are very important technologies in this context. Performance is a very relevant issue, leading to more reliable and efficient communications. Laboratory measurements are made about several performance aspects of Wi-Fi...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics