Kabul beat London to WiMAX

WiMAX technology got two thumbs up from BBC correspondent Alastair Leithead who reports that the wireless technology is more widespread in Kabul than in London

The wireless broadband technology helped the journalist rove around the Afghan capital Kabul with surprisingly little fuss. Thanks to a local businessman, Alastair was able to get use widely available technologies like a DV camera and a laptop (plus the all essential car cigar lighter) to send live coverage from the sites that he was covering.

And unlike video links that are not only dependent on the weather and other variables, WiMAX appears to be stable and cheap. Once you pay the monthly subscription, usage is basically unlimited, not by the minute. Now that will be good news for cash-poor Beeb.