1. Phillip Swanson's Avatar



    The IEEE 802.22 standard has finally been published by the IEEE which means it is official. And with its officialness, 22 Mbps per channel downloads up to 100km from the transmitter are that much closer to becoming an everyday reality.

    The hope for the new standard is that it will provide broadband access to rural regions and regions that have been long ignored by telecom infrastructure across the world. The new standard for Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRANS) utilizes the same space of bandwidth previously used for analog television broadcasts.

    The new "Super" Wi-Fi as some are branding it, is currently only available in the Houston area thanks to Rice University Researchers. Hopefully the roll out of this new wireless broadband tech speeds up a bit, the FCC approved it nearly a year ago and Houston is the only thing we have to show for it.

    Source: Business Wire
    Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 2011-07-31 at 04:43 AM.
    2011-07-31 04:41 AM
  2. ScottyOhio's Avatar
    nice
    2011-07-31 04:52 AM
  3. eightyk88's Avatar
    Neat
    2011-07-31 04:54 AM
  4. dabisnit's Avatar
    Finally! Wifi in my house possibly faster than 150 kpbs!
    2011-07-31 05:01 AM
  5. gthugballin's Avatar
    note worthy
    2011-07-31 05:11 AM
  6. Tucnepo's Avatar
    Great could this mean cheaper internet bills?
    2011-07-31 05:38 AM
  7. RICO_'s Avatar
    So what does this mean exactly? If I have a router at home i can connect to it with my iPhone from across town and use data that way?

    If that's the case then what would be the need for a data plan through a wireless provider if WiFi signals can reach clear across an entire city?
    2011-07-31 05:56 AM
  8. eightyk88's Avatar
    So what does this mean exactly? If I have a router at home i can connect to it with my iPhone from across town and use data that way?

    If that's the case then what would be the need for a data plan through a wireless provider if WiFi signals can reach clear across an entire city?
    I believe it would be a way to use the already existing old analog tv signal a new use probably subscription based and hardware required to broadcast the wifi signal, much like plugging the coaxial into a modem then router.
    2011-07-31 06:51 AM
  9. RICO_'s Avatar
    I believe it would be a way to use the already existing old analog tv signal a new use probably subscription based and hardware required to broadcast the wifi signal, much like plugging the coaxial into a modem then router.
    Well in that case I don't see how it would lower Internet service prices. If anything I would assume that it would be offered as an add-on package with its ability to reach farther than traditional WiFi.
    2011-07-31 07:03 AM
  10. donozo's Avatar
    Sweet this is going to be a killer for mobile data plans
    2011-07-31 08:47 AM
  11. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
    So what does this mean exactly? If I have a router at home i can connect to it with my iPhone from across town and use data that way?

    If that's the case then what would be the need for a data plan through a wireless provider if WiFi signals can reach clear across an entire city?
    It's saying the standard for rural areas is 20mbps areas that have never had internet or lie outside main cities I believe unless I totally forget what rural means at 2:38am
    Last edited by BenderRodriguez; 2011-07-31 at 09:39 AM.
    2011-07-31 09:31 AM
  12. Mysterion's Avatar
    Wi-Fi a great thing
    iPhone 4 Verizon


    4.2.8


    Untethered jailbroken w/ Sn0wbreeze
    2011-07-31 12:07 PM
  13. Tripz71's Avatar
    Very nice, Lets hope it takes less time to implement this than it has taken the 4g network.
    oppps..... still waiting on 4g in my area .
    Last edited by Tripz71; 2011-07-31 at 01:12 PM.
    2011-07-31 01:04 PM
  14. spazturtle's Avatar
    Very nice, Lets hope it takes less time to implement this than it has taken the 4g network.
    oppps..... still waiting on 4g in my area .
    4G is still being developed. I think you mean LTE, the only place that has 4G is the Isle of Man because that is where all the mobile standards are tested.

    LTE is 3.7G it is a lot slow than 4G and the signal is not as strong.
    2011-07-31 02:11 PM
  15. Dazz187s's Avatar
    nice
    ..niiiccceeeee.
    Nothing in life is easy.
    2011-07-31 02:11 PM
  16. lesliespawpaw's Avatar
    This is only going to make everyone buy new hardware. I am using a miff lte 4g right now. In good signal 10meg average with 25meg peak
    2011-07-31 07:16 PM
  17. Hondamaker's Avatar
    4G is still being developed. I think you mean LTE, the only place that has 4G is the Isle of Man because that is where all the mobile standards are tested.

    LTE is 3.7G it is a lot slow than 4G and the signal is not as strong.
    Since 4G is really 4th Generation, you're saying there's a 3.7th generation? LOL
    2011-07-31 09:51 PM
  18. obutto's Avatar
    LTE, WiMax, etc...A standard would be nice. Tired of all these fragmented phones.
    2011-07-31 10:12 PM
  19. Imahottguy's Avatar
    Since 4G is really 4th Generation, you're saying there's a 3.7th generation? LOL
    When it comes to wireless service, there is a 3.7G. The people that set the bar for the "G's" have already defined what the speeds have to be, to be considered 4G. Sadly, the carriers here in the states have simply ignored them and touted their own technologies as 4G. So now there is confusion as to what exactly is what. From what I understand, there is no 4G in America, yet.
    And it will be like a taco inside a taco within a Taco Bell that's inside a KFC that's within a mall that's inside your dream!
    2011-07-31 11:33 PM
  20. spazturtle's Avatar
    Since 4G is really 4th Generation, you're saying there's a 3.7th generation? LOL
    Read: 3GPP Long Term Evolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Then read: 4G - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Taken from the 4G page "The pre-4G technology 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) is often branded "4G", but the first LTE release does not fully comply with the IMT-Advanced requirements."

    LTE Speed:
    Peak Download 100 Mbit/s
    Peak Upload 50 Mbit/s

    4G Speed:
    Peak Download 1 Gbit/s
    Peak Upload 500 Mbit/s

    Both were taken form the 4G page (The second one I linked)


    EDIT: The standards are set by the 'International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector'
    Last edited by spazturtle; 2011-07-31 at 11:44 PM.
    2011-07-31 11:39 PM
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