Taiwan’s Tatung University on April 21 became the first university campus to be covered entirely by Mobile WiMAX (802.16e) wireless technology, BetaNews reports. The wireless broadband network is accessible by more than 4,000 students and professors. Considering analysts’ suggestions that WiMAX is best used for fixed networks, and the opinion of industry leaders that it is not a viable mobile wireless standard, Tatung’s experimental network could be the first wise and thoughtful deployment of the misunderstood mobile standard. The network, like the one Clearwire is building in Silicon Valley, is intended to serve as a platform for research and development. Alcatel-Lucent provided the wireless infrastructure, and X86 chipmaker Via Technologies announced it would be contributing its OpenBook WiMAX netbooks to the project…

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