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re: "Intel speeds up WiMAX; 2004 will be the make or break year"
Haha, and so was said of 2005...and 2006, 7, and 8. If only we all had a dollar for the long strings of "this is the make or break year" for umpteen other technologies...VoIP, IPTV, HDTV, VoD, IPv6, MMDS, etc etc.
Some are finally at that point, but it took FAR longer than the analyst-gypsies crystal balls predicted.
If you want a "blast from the past," have a look at this 1999 FCC report (about the time this thread was created) on the state of commercial wireless competition and deployment:
The amount of "roadkill" across all the various spectrum allocations is astounding.
The big got bigger, and the small are now only recalled in the fossil record.
(The file is fairly large, about 6MB, but it has a lot of graphics and tables on the then-current state of various providers and technologies and spectrum blocks, especially in the appendicies)