Quite a few people over at iii.co.uk, Raustovitch steadfast among them, have held on heroically to their xG shares in the distant hope that mathematics was wrong and Bobier was right. 'Lets wait for real-life performance data', seems to be their call.
Well chaps, there's good news and there's bad news.
The good news is; I have stumbled upon some actual performance data for you, done in a real-life test with real xMax equipment. Yey! The bad news is; umm, sorry, Bobier was ~wrong~. xMax is just ~nothing special~. It works, sure, but (according to people who know) its performance is 15 years out of date. Ouch! There's two websites below with the data. They are tests done in Florida with the xDrive system. The first one shows two tests done 13/3/08 and 11/3/08, you can play with the settings - a figure of 34 is required for acceptable voice, and you have to plug in the antenna location to get proper readings. On the second site, the setting required are shown as 34(signal strength) 29.30(latitude) -81.1127(longitude) 1(antenna sector). I don't have the second antenna location for site 1. The second site shows pins all over the 'Birds Eye' view of the tests area. Passing your mouse over the pins shows the signal strength.
Aside from showing xMax's radio performance is 15 years out of date, the tests don't actually show how well an xMax system would work in real life. It's probable that performance is even worse that 15 years out of date because these tests don't include any interference. xMax is meant to work in unlicensed spectrum so *will* be subject to interference. "But", says Mr Raustovitch, "What about the Wavelet Pass Filter - the 'Key to xMax' according to Bobier - which means xMax can bypass interference?" Well have a look HERE just to remind yourself. It can't.
It won't work better in unlicensed spectrum. It won't carry more users. Their BER curve does show their true performance - despite their hurried retraction. It won't send signals further on less power. It won't need less basestations to cover an area. It won't make a network cheaper than other systems. All the revolutionary performance claims made to fool money out of investors in this stock scam are FALSE. xMax is nothing special in theory. xMax is even less special in practice. xMax is dead. xMax only ever existed so that Mooers could con people like Raustovitch out of their hard-earned money. xMax only ever existed as a scam.
What we have now with all the changes highlighted by the FCC tests is something quite different to xMax. Something new. Something regular. Something pedestrian. Something that could work. Let's call it "newMax". Raustovitch: Sorry mate. They've offered a brand new rocket-powered Lamborghini to entice you in, and switched it for a 15 year-old Ford Mondeo and hoped you wouldn't notice.