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Despite Progress, Uncertainty Remains for WiMAX


WiMAX continues to make gains, with network trials becoming commercial deployments, and well known vendors adding the technology to their product portfolios, reports In-Stat ( Despite many positive events over the last 12 months, however, WiMAX still faces much uncertainty, the high-tech market research firm says.

“Investor pressure could force Sprint to pull back on its announced deployment,” says Daryl Schoolar, In-Stat analyst. “As the largest planned deployment, Sprint’s actions could impact what other carriers do with WiMAX, and negatively impact the entire WiMAX community.”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

* Shipments of 802.16e-compliant infrastructure overtook 802.16d in 2007.
* North America service revenues will account for 41% of all service revenues in 2012.
* Vendors remain uncertain over the form and business case for WiMAX femtocells.

Recent In-Stat research, Worldwide Market for WiMAX—Infrastructure, Devices, and Subscribers (#IN0703729WBB), covers the worldwide market for WiMAX. It provides subscriber forecasts for both users and revenues. It also includes infrastructure forecasts shown as base station sectors and device forecasts for CPE, laptop cards, embedded laptops, and other portable devices. Updates on key market events over the last 12 months are included. For more information on this research or to purchase it online, please visit: or contact a sales representative: The price is $2,995 (US). This research is part of In-Stat’s Wireless Broadband Evolution service. Broadband wireless data connectivity provides the key enabler for new mobility applications and services, which can offer enormous value to mobile consumer and business users. Wi-Fi, WiMAX, 3G/ 4G and other wireless technologies compete and complement each other to provide the connectivity for these services. The service provides actionable intelligence regarding the role that each technology may play in the growing wireless broadband market. Covering market and technology developments, operator deployments and end-user adoption, it includes primary research from the entire value chain including technology developers, equipment manufacturers, service providers and business and consumer end-users. Related Research (Soon to be Published): More Complementary than Competitive – WiMAX Strategies for Mobile Operators (#IN0803802GW) WiMAX Chip Market 2007 (#IN0703847WT)

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Daryl Schoolar, Senior Analyst
Phone: 480-609-4510

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Phone: 480-483-4441
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