GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Mobile WiMAX markets. The global subscriber base for Mobile WiMAX is projected to reach 166.2 million by 2018, primarily driven by rapid proliferation of smartphones, continued rise in data consumption, and subsequent need for high-speed networks...In a short span of time, Mobile WiMAX has evolved into a potential laden substitute to cellular technology for wide-area wireless networks. Mobile WiMAX, following which, it gained significant traction in developing markets as a wireless alternative to wire line deployment. The 2007-2009 economic recession however wielded a considerable impact on the overall telecom industry, especially the wireless telecom sector, as weak budgetary conditions and tight credit markets temporary derailed high-value infrastructure investments and weakened the sector’s own internal growth engine. New project establishments and upgradation initiatives based purely on economic merits were impacted by corporate decisions based on short term cashflow savings. Lack of cheap access to capital and financial funds negatively impacted WiMAX service providers from effectively raising capital to fund WiMAX spectrum purchase.
WiMAX spectrum range in high frequency bands, such as, 2.3GHz, 2.5 GHz, and 3.5 GHz, are expensive to acquire and need dense and expensive networks. Lack of sufficient investments therefore caused considerable delays in new network rollouts and the hype surrounding high-speed wireless networks was partially punctured by the harsh economic realities. Despite the technological advantages offered, several mobile operators found it difficult to make full-fledged transition to advanced wireless networks and the ensuing slowdown in activity in wireless mobile communications sector as a whole trickled down to enabling technologies such as Mobile WiMAX. In other words, the fiscal pain induced by the recession resulted in WiMAX getting patchy in terms of deployment on a global scale.
However, despite the challenges resulting from the recession, the fact that users continued to perceive mobile connectivity as an essential lifestyle management tool even during the recession helped the global Mobile WiMAX market fare better than other competing technologies...Also, sales of smartphones including those with WiMAX capabilities continued to maintain healthy growth during the period, thereby encouraging demand for high-speed wireless technologies such as Mobile WiMAX. The market staged a recovery during the year 2010 encouraged largely by government support in the form of economic stimulus packages.
The Mobile WiMAX market weakened yet again in 2011 due to natural disasters that struck Japan during the year and the emergence of the European debt crisis...Hailed as a 4G technology standard, Mobile WiMAX 802.16m addresses key unmet performance needs for 4G networks, and enables users to enjoy bundled services i.e., voice, data and video services over high-speed wireless mobile broadband network at affordable prices...Growth drivers in the region include strong government support for telecom industry, specific unmet needs of existing network infrastructure, and rapid proliferation of mobile handsets, particularly high-end 3G and 4G enabled smartphones...Networks Inc., Tellabs, ZTE Corporation, and ZyXEL Communications Inc., among others.
The research report titled “Mobile WiMAX: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates and projections by Number of Subscribers (in Thousands) and Equipment Spending by Operators (in US$ Million) for major geographic markets including the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe) Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World.
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