WISP is an acronym for Wireless Internet Service Provider. The Wireless Internet Service Provider provides 3G and 4G internet services. WISP can also offer different types of local internet wireless services. Nowadays, 3G and 4G Wi-Fi hotspots are emerging technologies. 3G and 4G wireless internet is provided through Wi-Fi, which is also known as wireless fidelity.
Hotels, businesses, cafes, airports, transit stations, including some conveyances like ferries and even air travel have internet access through Wi-Fi networks. Latest gadgets like laptops, notebooks, tablets or internet-capable smart phones can use 3G and 4G internet through a Wi-Fi network or “hotspot”. The basic compatibility standard for Wi-Fi is based on IEEE 802.11 specifications. Now, a new specification of IEEE 802.16 is referred to as WiMAX and is currently in demand. The WiMAX specification is intended to offer a broader range of Wi-Fi access and have higher data transfer speeds. WiMAX provides a new standard for wireless access in rural areas, which are sometimes referred to as “last mile” areas.
Terms like Wi-Fi and WiMAX do not refer to specific products. They enable different manufacturers to meet standards and certifications that their devices will provide desired services and are up to the standard set forth for performance. These technologies allow 3G and 4G wireless internet to be provided on a broad range of devices and through a broad range of different providers. The average person uses “WiMAX” to refer wireless internet access instead of specifications like IEEE 802.16 because the terms are much easier to remember.