Is WiMAX Losing Altitude?

Medford, Cassimir
February 2008
Red Herring;2/29/2008, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the threat to the WiMAX market by the growth of Long Term Evolution (LTE), a fourth-generation mobile technology. According to a report from ABI Research, LTE has advantages over WiMax, one of which is that it spawned from global system for mobile communications (GSM). It is also noted that WiMAX has emerged very slowly despite the fact that is being fueled by an estimated $10 billion in venture capital (VC) and government funds.


Related Articles

  • BY THE NUMBERS. Carson, Phil // RCR Wireless News;7/16/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 26, p22 

    The articles discusses a report by research firm Analysys which states that WiMAX and other low-cost data options could help turn U.S. wireless networks into dumb pipes. The company identified possible paths for the evolution of the wireless industry, including a scenario in which wireless data...

  • Key Considerations in Developing Mobile WiMAX Systems. Young, Byron // Wireless Design & Development;Aug2007 Supplement, Vol. 15, pS3 

    The article discusses the factors to consider in developing Mobile WiMax systems. The basic challenges that developers planning to create successful Mobile WiMax-compliant systems should face include the interoperability and certification cycles as well as Intellectual Property Rights issues....

  • Using Multi-layer Organic Technology to Enable New Mobile WiMAX Solutions. Vickers, Jack // Wireless Design & Development;Aug2007 Supplement, Vol. 15, pS6 

    The article discusses the use of multi-layer organic (MLO) technology to enable new mobile WiMAX solutions. MLO is a new approach that can be used in embedding passive components into a packaging substrate that allows System-on-Packaging for radio frequency (RF) and mixed signal applications....

  • The WiMAX Boom: It's Not All Magic.  // Test & Measurement World;Apr2007, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p21 

    The article discusses the benefits and challenges of Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) for consumers and businesses. Developers of WiMAX technology claim that it provides fixed, nomadic, portable and mobile wireless broadband connectivity for longer range. However,...

  • Growing up WiMAX in a post-3G world. Tanner, John C. // Telecom Asia;Oct2007, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p4 

    The article focuses on the inclusion of WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) in the so-called 3G standard. According to the author, the inclusion of WiMAX in 3G will advance the development of the technology, but would also distort the focus towards a unified standard for the...

  • 3.5G providers need 4G technologies to counter WiMAX. Everett, Chris // Telecom Asia;Oct2007, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p26 

    The article focuses on the impact of the inclusion of WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) in the so-called 3G standard on 3.5G providers. WiMAX is a telecommunications technology aimed at providing wireless data over long distances in a variety of ways. Proponents of Long...

  • News. Shillingford, Joia // MicroScope;4/9/2007, p18 

    This article states that Intel will build WiMAX, the wireless cities standard, into laptop computers from 2008 as part of its push to increase mobility. Chris Beardsmore, WiMAX development manager at Intel, says that the company is on track for Centrino Mobile Technology Integration. He further...

  • Mobile WiMax may not fly, Frost & Sullivan says. Deffree, Suzanne // Electronic News;6/30/2008, Vol. 54 Issue 26, p4 

    The article reports on the statement issued by Frost & Sullivan Inc. regarding the rollouts of Wave 2 Phase 2 compliant spectrum auctions and commercial mobile WiMax. According to the research company, if the rollout of mobile WiMax does not happen by the end of 2008 its market scope in the...

  • And They're Off! WiMAX,LTE,UMB, And The Race To 4G Wireless. Panzer, Justin // Electronic Design;10/25/2007, Vol. 55 Issue 24, p18 

    The author reflects on whether the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) will live up to its potential as a typical wireless standard and whether it can compete with other communications services. He recognizes the challenges that will likely be faced by WiMAX in its path to...


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics