Mobile Broadband Wireless Access Standard Approved

IEEE has just approved a new standard for Mobile Broadband Wireless Access (MBWA).  The new standard 802.20 will provide full mobility and allows for a larger number of active users than existing mobile systems.  Truly mobile, 802.20 can support devices in vehicles such as cars, trains and subways traveling at speeds up to 150 miles per hour.  Additional benefits provided by the new standard include:

  • Low latency
  • Transmission speed up to 1 Mbps
  • Optimized for IP-data transport
  • Operates in licensed bands below 3.5 GHz

For more information on the new IEEE 802.20 standard you can read The Introduction to IEEE 802.20.