1. a means to transfer data across an Internet service provider network, commonly called backhaul)
2. a form of fixed wireless broadband Internet access, replacing satellite Internet service
3. a form of mobile Internet access that at one time competed directly with LTE technology
WiMAX is developed by an industry consortium, overseen by a group called the WiMAX Forum. The Forum certifies WiMAX equipment to ensure it meets the technology standards. Its technology is based on the IEEE 802.16 set of wide-area communications standards. WiMAX signals can function over a distance of several miles (kilometers) with data rates reaching up to 75 megabits per second (Mb/s). A number of wireless signaling options exist ranging anywhere from the 2 GHz range up to 66 GHz.