WiMAX Ready for Market Adoption Now and 9 million Mobile WiMAX Chipsets will Ship in 2009

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Mobile WiMAX, or IEEE 802.16e, is a technology now primed and ready for its clearly defined market. The standard is in place, components are available, and regulatory conditions are favorable. WTRS believes adoption will proceed with great vigor, and identifies winning markets, drivers and challenges within the wider wireless broadband arena.

Mtn View, CA (PRWEB) May 7, 2008. According to a newly released Report by WTRS (West Technology Research Solutions, LLC), Mobile WiMAX or IEE 802.16e, has evolved to the point of realistic market acceptance. Additional factors are creating a condition of strong positive growth for the market for Mobile WiMAX over the next 18 months.

"Indicators for significant market adoption include the development of the first SoC products, certification of products by the WiMAX forum, and the development of solutions to assure global roaming for mobile WiMAX," according to Kirsten West, PhD, principal analyst at WTRS. "Combined, these opportunities represent a market of nearly 9 million WiMAX chipsets shipping in 2009, with 30% occurring in the Asian Market."

The newly updated "Wireless Broadband Technology Trends Report Spring 2008" includes coverage of emerging wireless technologies including WiMAX, both fixed and mobile, WiBRO, IEEE 802.16m, HSPA, and LTE. This report is designed to support development of business and product planning activities. Analysis includes an assessment of the market, regulatory, and governmental drivers on global scale. The report includes an analysis of global & regional market trends & forecasts, regulatory issues, standards development, economic effects, and strategic developments. The report also offers a comprehensive analysis of total addressable market issues in individual early geographic areas that makes it possible to join other companies that are entering a particular geographic market and will achieve a reasonable ROI.

Key Findings:
(1) What are the factors driving the development of wireless broadband markets?
(2) How does the development of wired broadband network infrastructure enable and accelerate the deployment of wireless broadband technologies?
(3) How do regulatory issues affect the growth of wireless broadband networks?
(4) What key features of wired broadband technologies compete directly with wireless broadband technologies?
(5) Where does WiMAX fit into the wireless broadband sector? Which geographies and markets are most likely to lead in WiMAX adoption?
(6) What are the drivers and challenges facing LTE adoption?

WTRS Wireless Broadband Technology Trends Report Spring 2008 available immediately on our web site at http://www.wtrs.net.

WTRS (West Technology Research Solutions) is a California based research, publishing and consulting company focused on emerging wireless technologies. With a nine-year record of successful growth, we're ready to help your company make market decisions and plan for the future. WTRS offers core wireless industry and application market expertise in order to assist clients with strategic business development activities. Whether you need custom market studies, specific industry or application analysis, individual market sizing, or technology viability analyses, we can help make your future planning more accurate.

For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.wtrs.net.

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