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By 2013, Mobile WiMAX Will Have More Than Five Times as Many Global Subscribers as LTE

March 3, 2010
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Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The Road to LTE Worldwide: Is WiMAX Really the Enemy?", www.researchandmarkets report to their offering.

The biggest impediment to LTE growth is the success of 3G and HSPA and HSPA+ networks. Mobile operators will leverage their existing infrastructures for as long as they possibly can.

The competing technology WiMAX can either be seen as a detriment to LTE growth or a driver of LTE growth. While WiMAX appears successful, it is apparent that LTE will emerge as the wireless broadband standard of the future. LTE benefits from WiMAX because many companies can repurpose their WiMAX intellectual property to compete in the LTE market.

The report takes an in-depth look at LTE and competing technologies on the road to the roll-outs of LTE. It begins by examining the move from 3G UMTS to LTE-Advanced and the relative growth drivers and inhibitors of the transition including usage patterns, net neutrality, spectrum and radio issues, backhaul, devices, and other important factors. It then addresses WiMAX and the effect that WiMAX has on LTE. Finally, it provides the LTE subscriber forecast and forecast for portable devices, mobile handsets, residential devices, and M2M devices with LTE.

This research is part of the Wireless Broadband Evolution service, which provides end-to-end coverage of the technologies and strategies for the development and deployment of future wireless technologies, such as HSPA, LTE, WiMAX and Enhanced Wireless DSL. The coverage includes the infrastructure, devices, services, and subscribers for wireless broadband.

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