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Gartner Glossary

Semi-mobile Wireless

Includes client device support for roaming among base station coverage areas at pedestrian speeds. At a minimum, the client mobile device is transportable to secondary fixed locations with no connection while in transit. The terms “nomadic” and “portable,” in use by the WiMAX Forum, fit into this category. The terms “nomadic,” “portable” and “mobile” often vary in definition when used by vendors. See also fixed wireless and mobile wireless.

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