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WWiSE said that the technology can reach a maximum data-transmission rate of 135 Mbps in the minimum mandatory two-by-two configuration, with rates of up to 540 Mbps through a four-by-four MIMO structure and 40MHz channel width.
In comparison, most 802.11b Wi-Fi networks promise 11 Mbps and deliver about 4 or 5 Mbps, and 801.11g systems promise 54 Mbps and deliver about 24 Mbps.
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540Mbit for 10k people is just 54kbit each as well. That said anything that improves wireless communications in unregulated part of spectrum is welcome because due to lack of regulations it means there will be better chance of getting cheap connectivity.