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Solid Foundation Now in Place for WiMAX in Asia/Pacific


Last year was remarkable for the development of WiMAX in the Asia/Pacific region, as a solid foundation was laid by the joint efforts of market regulators, operators and eager equipment vendors, reports In-Stat ( From a lean base of 0.27 million in 2006, total WiMAX subscribers in 16 Asia/Pacific countries are expected to reach 31.43 million by 2012, the high-tech market research firm says.

“In emerging countries where current household broadband penetration rates are extremely low, governments have quickly built a pro-WiMAX regulatory framework,” says Victor Liu, In-Stat analyst. “One temporary setback, though, was WiMAX subscriber growth developing more slowly than expected in South Korea due to limited network coverage and lack of user devices.”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

The Asia/Pacific WiMAX market will grow to US$8 billion in 2012.

The South Korean version of mobile WiMAX, Wibro services, was commercialized in June.

Carrier spending of WiMAX and WiMAX-backhauled WiFi network equipment will escalate from US$394.9 million in 2006 to US$2908.9 million in 2012.
Recent In-Stat research, WiMAX in Asia/Pacific: A Well Laid Foundation for Prominent Future Growth (#IN0703502ANT), covers the market for WiMAX in Asia/Pacific nations. It provides subscriber, revenue and equipment forecasts for 16 countries in the region, including Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Analysis of markets in each country is presented.

For more information on this research or to purchase it online, please visit: or contact a sales representative: Eastern North America: Tina Sheltra, 480.609.4531; Western North America: Erin McKeighan, 480.609.4551; Outside of North America:

The price is $3,495 (US).

This research is part of In-Stat’s Asia Networking/Telecom Service, which has been developed to identify specific opportunities for infrastructure equipment manufacturers and technology providers in these exciting markets. Focused on analyzing and forecasting key market and service segments, this research provides a by-country extension of In-Stat’s highly regarded networking services. Dynamic Asian markets, including China, India, Korea, Japan and Taiwan, are sized and scoped for segments including VoIP, WiMAX, consumer and business WiFi and FTTX. From the manufacturing perspective, competitors, business models, market shares of key suppliers, industry agendas, shipment/deployment of infrastructure equipment and products are analyzed. On the services side, market dynamics, buying behavior, business models, and deployment plans are examined.

Related Research Includes:

In-Depth Analysis: WiMAX—2006 State of the Market

In-Depth Analysis: WiMAX Market in China: The Next PHS

3G, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and Others Battle for Wireless Supremacy

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Victor Liu, Industry Analyst
Phone: +65 - 6780 - 4514

Elaine Potter, Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 480-483-4441


Title: WiMAX in Asia/Pacific: A Well Laid Foundation for Prominent Future Growth
Service: Wireless Broadband Evolution
Product Number: IN0703502ANT
Publication Date: March 2007
Number of Pages: 64
Price: $3,495 U.S. Dollars
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