WiMAX is a standards-based wireless technology that provides high-throughput broadband connections over long distances. WiMAX can be used for a number of applications, including "last mile" broadband connections, hotspot and cellular backhaul, and high-speed enterprise connectivity for businesses.
An implementation of the IEEE 802.16 standard, WiMAX provides metropolitan area network connectivity at speeds of up to 75 Mb/sec. WiMAX systems can be used to transmit signal as far as 30 miles. However, on the average a WiMAX base-station installation will likely cover between three to five miles.
Based on Nortel Networks WiMAX solutions, BTC is the first to introduce this new technology in the KSA to enable large enterprises to reach the farthest points of their campuses and overcome expensive civil works and physical boundaries that limit their expansion.