Solectek has researched the merits of the 802.16d standard for fixed broadband wireless and the forthcoming 802.16e standard for fixed and mobile applications, and has found that 802.16d is the best option for operators to immediately enhance revenues by capturing readily available customers. Solectek believes that 802.16d will remain the dominant fixed WiMAX solution to the end of the decade or longer.

Unlike mobile WiMAX broadband systems being discussed for future deployment, 802.16d is optimized for fixed broadband delivery to homes, businesses and other fixed locations. This paper describes the benefits of deploying WiMAX 802.16d in detail and explains why operators with immediate wireless broadband customer opportunities should capture such accounts with WiMAX 802.16d.