WiMAX is now commercially available in
SLC's goal is to build a wireless broadband backbone covering the national territory, to develop the metropolitan broadband networks, and to set up an independent new generation telecom infrastructure. On July 25 last year, SLC launched the first national multi-services network, making it possible to develop services based on Broadband Wireless Access (BWA), VoIP, and Virtual Private Network (VPN-IP MPLS).
Ms Serene Zawaydeh, a consultant at Arab Advisors Group, makes a constructive comment: "There are still no detailed regulations specific to WiMAX in Arab countries. Some Arab countries, however, have specified the type of licence that needs to be obtained to provide WiMAX service. For example, in
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** WiMAX stands for World Interoperability for Microwave Access. WiMAX/IEEE 802.16 is a global standard-based technology for Broadband Wireless Access. WiMAX vendors state that WiMAX systems can cover a large geographical area (up to 50 km) and can deliver significant bandwidth to end-users at up to 72 Mb/s.