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Intel unveils plans for new wireless broadband chip

Intel Corp. today released details on Rosedale, the wireless broadband chip for WiMAX products that will enable lon...


September 7, 2004  


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Intel Corp. today released details on Rosedale, the wireless broadband chip for WiMAX products that will enable long-distance, high-speed wireless Internet access for both business and consumers.

WiMAX is an emerging wireless standard that will provide broadband connectivity at DSL speeds.

Intel said Rosedale will support the newly ratified IEEE 802.16-2004 standard, which will make it easier for carriers and users to select equipment from different vendors.

The WiMAX Forum, an industry group that tests and certifies interoperability among WIMAX products, will conduct inspections of the new chip starting next year.

"High-speed DSL and cable broadband access are only available to a fraction of computer users globally," said Scott Richardson, general manager of Intel’s Broadband Wireless Group.

"WIMAX will make it possible to build cost-effective, high-speed wireless connections to homes and businesses be they in urban or rural environments."