Samsung took the golden CES opportunity to give us a peek (but only a peek) at WiBro. It was showing off a few devices in its CES booth but not giving out an extraordinary amount of information.
WiBro is a wild card in the technology race to gobble up as many applications as possible and dominate market share.
Based on IEEE 802.16, which is popularly known as fixed WiMAX, WiBro aspires to be give mobility to the technology. As such it would compete with Wi-Fi and maybe even cell phones. Samsung was showing a cell phone, in fact, at CES.
It has to find some usable spectrum if it's going go be successful and that is easier said than done. WiBro uses the 2.3 GHz band in Korea but that's not available in the U.S. or Europe.
Apparently, Samsung has targeted the 3.5 GHz band in Europe but some experts think that although the spectrum is available it might not have the right propagation characteristics for a successful mobile technology.
sung rep on how they were running WiBro in the booth, which they were claiming to do and apparently were. It’s possible they used 2.4 GHz at low power (because the devices were pinned to the displays, the distance needed was quite short).