Mobile broadband to overtake Wimax in 2014 -- Ovum

Staff Writer
05 Oct 2009

HSPA will “undoubtedly” be the dominant technology in emerging markets for the next five years, accounting for two-thirds of next-generation access connections in 2014, according to a new report from Ovum.

“The opportunity for mobile Wimax in emerging markets is certainly greater than in developed markets, but the more rapid adoption of LTE will see the two next-generation technologies almost on parity by 2014”, said Steven Hartley, senior analyst at Ovum.

Ovum believes that for operators to succeed, ‘pragmatism’ must be the watchword in terms of access technology, devices, deployment and market approach -- focusing more on the service offered (web access) than the technology or device.

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