WiMAX is one of the hottest broadband wireless technologies around today. WiMAX systems are expected to deliver broadband access services to residential and enterprise customers in an economical way. In practical terms, WiMAX would operate similar to WiFi but at higher speeds, over greater distances and for a greater number of users. WiMAX could potentially erase the suburban and rural blackout areas that currently have no broadband Internet access because phone and cable companies have not yet run the necessary wires to those remote locations. An increasing demand for mobility, the need for global roaming, the requirement on the part of the market to have anywhere, anytime access to content and the incessant demand on the part of service providers to extend their relevance and indeed their ability to survive. It is a common belief that WiMax is simply the latest and greatest generation of Wi-Fi, but that is not accurate. In actuality, Wi-Fi and WiMax have a few similarities, but greatly differ in technical execution and their target audiences.