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WiMAX Outlook is Bright Despite Recent Setbacks in Mobile Market


July 16th, 2010

Global Information Inc. would like to present a new market research report, "FIXED, PORTABLE AND MOBILE WiMAX Building a Market Today and Influencing Choices Tomorrow" by Visant Strategies, Inc..

Total WiMAX equipment revenues are projected to surpass $35 billion between 2010 and 2016. According to a new study from Visant Strategies, "New specifications for mobile WiMAX and world growth of fixed/portable WiMAX are key factors pushing WiMAX penetration and creating a sizable WiMAX equipment market through the next decade."

What are the key improvements to 802.16m?

The previous version of WiMAX, the 802.16e, exhibited a number of problems. 802.16m is set to address these various shortcomings. The new system will improve costs and simultaneously increase the appeal of WiMAX in emerging economies, as well. Additionally, "the latest version of WiMAX also is helping blur the line between fixed and mobile services as handoff and uplink capabilities are improved."

What does the future hold for WiMAX and fixed/portable wireless?

Research analysts expect the number of mobile WiMAX subscribers worldwide to grow nearly eight-fold by 2016. Larry Swasey of Visant Strategies explains, "There were will be a very large fixed broadband audience by 2016, over one billion according to the findings in the report, and fixed/portable WiMAX will account for a good share of this audience and help seed mobile WiMAX use as these same carriers expand their coverage area in many merging regions."

What opportunities exist for vendors in this market?

According to Andy Fuertes of Visant Strategies: "Low cost PC initiatives, falling WiMAX costs and the global availability of the 3.5 GHz band for basic fixed broadband services present a very large opportunity for WiMAX equipment vendors." WiMAX equipment manufacturers will still experience a relatively robust market.


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