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The Reality and the Potential



An Overview







Mobile WiMAX Has Greater Potential Than Fixed WiMAX



The WiMAX Forum expects there to be over a thousand certified
mobile WiMAX products globally by 2011.


Source: Ovum
1 Both standards are technically capable of operating in radio frequencies from 2 to 66GHz. However, the WiMAX Forum has defined the above frequencies, in licensed spectrum ranges, to focus product development and aid economies of scale.


* Technically speaking, “4G” should refer to technology defined by the International Telecoms Union (ITU) as IMT Advanced. For WiMAX, this actually refers to 802.16m, the successor of mobile WiMAX. For the alternative wireless technology, LTE, this definition refers to the next step in the evolutionary process too: LTE Advanced.

The WiMAX Vendor Ecosystem


Key Suppliers of Mobile WiMAX Network Equipment




Device Cost and Breadth of Choice Are Critical Success Factors





The Market for WiMAX Services





The Effects of the Financial Downturn and LTE Developments



Source: Ovum

There’s Still an Opportunity to Succeed In Emerging Countries




In Developed Markets, Strong Competition Makes WiMAX Mainly a Niche Technology





Samsung Sees WiMAX’s Future in Emerging Markets

An Interview with Dr. Hung Song, Vice President of the Global Marketing Group, Telecommunication Systems Division, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.



Which markets do you think have the greatest potential for WiMAX?




What is the current status of the end-user device ecosystem? What are the pricing trends?



What benefits do Samsung’s WiMAX solutions offer to an operator, compared to those of your competitors?


Can you give an update on how many WiMAX customers Samsung has today?


What is the business case for WiMAX now that LTE is approaching commercial readiness?



The first 4G data card: the Sprint 3G/4G U300

Sprint Seizes the 4G Initiative With WiMax

An interview with Tim Donahue, Vice President of Marketing, Sprint



Why did Sprint opt for WiMAX?




What is Sprint’s view on LTE?



What is Sprint’s WiMAX service strategy?


What is Sprint’s value proposition for WiMAX in the U.S.?


What is the business case for WiMAX now that LTE is approaching commercial readiness?



Can you give an update on the WiMAX take rate?