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WA Feb 2010
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201002

Wireless Asia: After your launch a bit over a year ago, how is uptake of Wimax services?

Joseph Waring
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OvumOur latest mobile forecasts predict that global connections will reach 6.49 billion in 2014, with revenues of $1,036 billion. However, “emerging maturity” in emerging markets and continued competition in developed markets will hit operators hard.

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It's more than five years since Indian telecoms regulator TRAI drew up consultation documents for its 3G spectrum auction, and the actual sale has still not taken place, and was recently delayed yet again, until April. So there was widespread skepticism when the agency announced yesterday that it was starting consultation on its next round of spectrum sales, for LTE.

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California-headquartered ChinaTel Group has won $640 million in investments to back its plans to build Wimax networks in China.
 
The OTC-listed firm said Hong Kong investment company Excel Era Limited would invest $480 million and take a 36% stake in the company.

Robert Clark
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Global Wimax subscribers will grow tenfold to about 53 million by the end of 2014 even as Long Term Evolution dominates 4G network deployments, according to the latest report from Pyramid Research.
 
The report titled “WiMax and LTE: The Case for 4G Coexistence” finds that Wimax will continue to pro

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Taiwan mobile operator Far EasTone has rolled out commercial Wimax services in the southern city of Taichung.
 
The service costs NT$599 ($18.71) a month for unlimited data access and includes a free Wimax dongle or Customer Premise Equipment (CPE).
 
In contrast, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) charges NT$850/month for its 3 Mbps ADSL service.
Nicole McCormick
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Indian state-run telco BSNL has finally unveiled the winning companies that will operate Wimax services for it on a franchise basis in major urban areas.
 
Local firms - Teracom, Tech Solutions, Adishwar and Ampouls – will roll out Wimax services for BSNL

Nicole McCormick
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The deployment of fixed Wimax networks to address “last mile” broadband access has been highly successful in the last few years, and that model is reasonably well understood.
 
However, the deployment of mobile Wimax by existing mobile operators has highlighted some important questions, the answers to which this paper provides high level direction.
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Indonesia has an internet user base of some 25 million – the fifth highest in Asia -- but broadband connectivity stands at less than two mi

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A subsidiary of California-based investment management behemoth The Capital Group Companies has reportedly bought into Mesdaq-listed firm Green Packet, which owns Malaysian Wimax operator Packet One Networks (P1)
 
According to The S

Nicole McCormick