Let's discuss another wireless network comparison. This time let's discuss WiMAX Vs EVDO as these technologies are currently competing in the high-speed market.
But first let us first go over some details on EVDO or Evolution-Data Optimized or Evolution-Data technology. This wireless network is actually one of the major Third Generation, or 3G, wireless standards. So in essence this is a 3G vs WiMAX comparison.
EVDO uses the same broadcasting frequencies as existing CDMA networks. This means that it has a large network deployment and is currently supported by Sprint and Verizon.
Let's do a WiMAX Vs EVDO speed comparison.
EVDO Maximum throughput speed:
- Rev 0: 2.4 Mbps download, 153 Kbps upload
- Rev A: 3.1 Mbps download, 1.8 Mbps upload
WiMAX 4G Maximum throughput speed:
5 Mbps download, 2.6 Mbps upload
Well, as you can see 4G clearly beats EVDO 3G when it comes to speed. But EDO has the advantage over WiMAX when it comes to network deployments.
It is also worth mentioning that EVDO imposes a 5GB download cap per month while WiMAX users do not suffer from cap restrictions.