Will WiMAX Markets Be Constricted By Global Economic Conditions?

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The emerging market for WiMAX technologies and services is in an early stage. WTRS examines key application use cases to find if they form a platform for continued growth despite current economic uncertainty

A new release of the WTRS WiMAX Emerging Technology Report 2009 finds WiMAX has achieved a strong foothold in the market today with deployments throughout the world. Market drivers for WiMAX include global availability of spectrum, superior throughput while maintaining mobility, and interest demonstrated by large range of component, OEM, and service providers. These drivers are not significantly affected by economic conditions. In the near-term there may be some delay in the deployment of WiMAX infrastructure, but WTRS forecasts a timely resurgence.

"Demand for WiMAX in North American and European markets for products in the mobile communications category are likely to be depressed over the coming 18 months, but that is an excellent opportunity for service providers to complete infrastructure build-out in order to be ready for WiMAX-hungry consumers after the economic uncertainty has passed," according to Kirsten West, PhD, principal analyst with WTRS. "However, in developing nations the story is quite different."

The WTRS WiMAX Emerging Technology Report 2009, analyzes and forecasts the market for WiMAX. A thorough evaluation of emerging WiMAX technologies including IEEE 802.16e, IEEE 802.16d, and IEEE 802.16m is included. A comprehensive 5-year forecast details sales volume, unit shipments, and average selling price by technology.

The WiMAX 2009 report also

  • analyzes the potential market opportunities for component OEMs
  • identifies near term and long term drivers of the market
  • examines potential partnership opportunities, markets, and existing


  • contains a competitive analysis of available WiMAX chipsets
  • tracks the development of standards, formation of industry alliances, and evaluates participating OEMs

The "WiMAX Emerging Technology Report 2009" is 40 pages and contains 28 tables and graphs. This report is an important resource for those who are evaluating entry into the market sector as well as those currently in this sector who want to verify their competitive position. The results are based on discussions with executive management from major participants in the marketplace, as well as our proprietary macroeconomic research tools.

Companies mentioned include:
AccessKenya Group, Agilent Technologies, Airspan Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Altair Semiconductor, Alvarion, Analog Devices, ApaceWave Technology, Aperto Networks, Arraycomm, AT&T, Beceem Communications, Bel Air Networks, BT, Cambridge Consultants, Chinguitel, Cisco Systems, Clearwire, Comcast, Comsys, Coresonic AB, CSR, DesignArt Networks, Digicel Group, France Telecom, Freescale Semiconductor,
Fujitsu Microelectronics, GCT Semiconductor, Inc., Google, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, Intel Corporation, InterDigital Technology Corporation, KDDI Corporation, Kenya Data Networks, KT Corp., Localoop Inc, Maxim Integrated Products, Motorola, Inc., Mundo startel, Navini Networks, NextWave Broadband Inc, Nokia Corporation, NTT Corp., NXP Semiconductors, Picochip, PMC-Sierra, Proxim Wireless, Qualcomm, Quest, RedDot Wireless, Reliance Telecom Ltd, Runcom Technologies Ltd., Samsung Electronics, Sequans Communications, Siemens, Sprint Nextel, Telkom SA Limited, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Time Warner Inc., Vocal Technologies Ltd., Wateen Telecom, Wavesat Inc., Wi-Lan Inc., Wireless Business Solutions, XO Communications, ZTE Corporation

More information and/or purchase option available at http://www.wtrs.net/wimaxemergingtech.htm.

WTRS (West Technology Research Solutions) is a California based research, publishing and consulting company focused on emerging wireless technologies. WTRS began coverage of WiMAX more than three years ago and has published ten market studies on this subject to date. Included in that literature is the unique and comprehensive (1350 page) study of 628 WiMAX Patents, published last year.

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