4G WiMAX mobile broadband hotspot call
On February 25, 2010, Novatel announced that it has successfully completed over the air testing of its new MiFi intelligent mobile hotspot prototype based on 4G-WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access). Novatel's WiMAX implementation immediately achieved throughput of 18Mbps in over-the-air testing and can support theoretical peak throughput speeds exceeding 30Mbps downlink and 10Mbps uplink in a 10 MHz channel. The combination of Novatel's intelligent software platform on MiFi with 4G speeds from Beceem's high-performance 4G-WiMAX chips opens opportunities for initiatives involving 4G mobile broadband applications and services. Combining the power of Beeceem's 4G-WiMAX chips with the intelligence and innovation of the MiFi product line will allow Novatel to deliver enhanced functionality and performance.