KUALA LUMPUR: Packet OneNetworks (M) Sdn Bhd is appointinga second WiMAX technology partnerin ZTE Corporation, a leading globalprovider of telecommunicationequipments and network solutions totelecom operators all over the world, inaddition to its existing partner Alcatel-Lucent.WiMAX is scheduled to formalisethe new partnership at a signingceremony here on March 19.In a statement on March 13, PacketOne said it was part of its ongoingefforts to accelerate the expansion of the country's largest WiMAX network.It said ZTE, as one of the 15 WiMAXForum Board members, had been astrong promoter and a critical player of WiMAX ecosystem.
Packet One toform new WiMAX tech partnership
The introduction of WiMAX thisyear, with a theoretical distance forhigh-speed broadband over 5km,will be vital in cities, towns and thecountryside where DSL has been afailure.At a demo of the WiMAX platform
WiMAX will be Wi-Fi’s bigbrother, says Intel
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"Total BWA/WiMAX revenuesfor 2008 totaled US$1.82 billion,compared US$898.78 million in 2007- a 102% annual revenue increasedespite the economic downturn thatbegan affecting operator revenues inQ3 2008," noted Maravedis CEO andfounder Adlane Fellah."2008 was a difficult year for mostWiMAX vendors, which acceleratedboth market consolidation and nichespecialization in order to survive thedownturn," said Cintia Garza, co-author of the report and 4GCountsteam leader. "Because many operatorsare planning to deploy mobile WiMAXequipment, devices based on 802.16-2004 experienced a slow down," sheadded.June 10, 2009 (FPRC) -- GreenPacket, a leading developer of nextgeneration mobile broadband andnetworking solutions and BeceemCommunications, a leading developerof Mobile WiMAX chips, are forminga strategic partnership to introduce aportfolio of high-performance WiMAXUSB dongles for the global WiMAXmarket.Steadfast in its commitment toenhance its products and services whileproviding better end-user experiences,Green Packet has based its UM350USB dongle on Beceem BCSM250single chip solution. Beceem is aleading contributor to the rapid growthof the WiMAX ecosystem, and hasset themselves as the enabler of highquality chipsets at very reasonableprice points.that will be rolled out in Ireland inthe coming months by Imagine, ColinMacHale, a spokesman for Intel saidthat WiMAX – “effectively the biggerbrother to Wi-Fi” – will take Irelanda step closer to universal broadbandcoverage.
WiMAX Insight ZTE
The WiMAX Forum® announced theaddition of Cisco as a new member of its board of directors. Sai Subramanian,director of marketing for the broadbandwireless business unit of Cisco, willserve as Cisco’s representative on theWiMAX Forum board. Last week, theWiMAX Forum also announced thatit had added Tata Communications’COO Prateek Pashine to its board.Other members of the WiMAX ForumBoard include: Airspan Networks,Alcatel-Lucent, Alvarion, ApertoNetworks, British Telecom, ClearwireCorporation, Comcast Cable, Fujitsu,Huawei Technologies, Informationand Communications ResearchLaboratories at Taiwan’s IndustrialTechnology Research Institute(ITRI), Intel Corporation, KDDI, KT,Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sprint andZTE.
Cisco JoinsWiMAX Forum®Board of Directors
UQ Communications Inc. and IntelCorporation today announced theirextended collaboration to promoteand expand "UQ WiMAX" thecommercially available WiMAXservice from UQ Communications inJapan. Scheduled to launch on July 1,UQ Communications will offer newservices to meet the diverse consumerdemands for mobile Internet broadbanduse. Working closely with OEMs,Intel is providing embedded WiMAXlaptops based on Intel® Centrino® 2
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UQCommunications,Intel to PromoteFast, WidespreadDeployment of WiMAX Servicesin Japan
By the research report of Infonetics,The overall WiMAX equipment anddevice market held steady in 4Q08over 3Q08 at $275 million, as the802.16e mobile WiMAX segmentincreased 5% to counter a slight dip in
the 802.16d xed WiMAX segment.
Year-over-year, worldwide sales of 802.16e mobile WiMAX equipment(ASN gateways, BTS, CPE) grew188% in 2008Worldwide sales of 802.16e mobileWiMAX devices (Ultra Mobile PCs,phones, and external data cards) grew121% in 2008, though the range of devices is still very limitedWhile WiMAX infrastructure revenueis subdued by the current globaleconomic climate, strong CPE saleswill drive overall mobile WiMAXmarket growth in 2009, as moreservices launch and new subscribersadopt WiMAX services for the firsttime.