802.20 was approved by the IEEE in
2002. The Mobile Broadband Wireless Access Working Group has been
working on the project.
This 802.20 is a standard for “air interface” efficient packets that
will be affordable and across multiple vendors. 802.20 will
operate at 3.5 GHz at 1 Mbps.
802.20 will allow you to cheaply use the Internet while on the
road. This would be really great for long trips. I can't
tell you how many times I've on the road wishing I had access to
Mapquest or Yahoo Maps.
802.20 WG Documents:
How is this different from WiMax?
Although WiMax (802.16e) is similar to MBWA in that it focuses on air
interfaces, WiMax will operate in the 2-6 GHz ranges versus MBWA's
3.5. WiMax will cover a smaller area than 802.20.