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Huawei takes the flexible approach to WiMAX and 4G

Announces end-to-end product roadmap
Huawei took a keen interest in WiMAX from an early stage, but concrete results were slow to follow, until now, when it has announced an end-to-end product roadmap, and started to show up in operators’ shortlists — most recently, up against Alcatel-Lucent with Summa Telecom in Russia. The Chinese...
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Sprint Looking To Divest WiMAX Business

Acting CEO tells investors Sprint is mulling its options
Sprint's acting CEO Paul Saleh told investors that Sprint is seriously considering selling its stake in the WiMAX network it has been building. This could be a deathblow for WiMAX's future. At least for the short term. And it would leave Sprint without a 4G strategy. Ever since former...
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A WiMAX Network Goes Live In Tanzania

Service offered in Dar es Salaam, with nationwide grid planned
A WiMAX network debuted in Tanzania last month as the service was offered in the African country's commercial center in Dar es Salaam. Eventually a nationwide WiMAX grid is planned covering six major cities, according to Redline Comunications. The deployment is a partnership of Canada's Redline, South Africa's RapidCloud...
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WiMAX Commercial Deployments to Increase 70-80% in 2008

Major network deployments, lower CPE pricing will contribute to growth, report says
WiMAXCounts is now in a strong position to monitor the early ramp in deployments and subscriber growth on an ongoing basis. WiMAXCounts Quarterly Report released on November 6 brings forward key findings that rise critical interest in the industry. As an example this quarter report confirm that we can...
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Middle East and Africa: Gaining WiMAX Momentum

Lack of wired telecom infrastructure opens up big opportunities for wireless technologies
For years, the Middle East and Africa (MEA) has been the least connected region of the world. However, the lack of wired telecom infrastructure such as cable or DSL opens up big opportunities for wireless access technologies such as WiMAX to provide broadband Internet to the many rural and...
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MVNO Model Opens New WiMAX Possibilities

WiMAX Environment May Welcome Virtual Operators
The new Strategy Analytics report, “WiMAX MVNOs: Just Crazy Enough to Work?” depicts scenarios that show that the WiMAX environment may actually prove to be more receptive to the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) business model than the cellular world. Earlier this year, Synterra, one of the largest Russian...
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Agilent Technologies Showcases Powerful Fixed, Mobile WiMAX™ Test Solutions at 2007 Taipei WiMAX Forum® PlugFest

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that its Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005) measurement solutions were used by participants at the WiMAX Forum's recent, public Mobile WiMAX PlugFest, an interoperability showcase in Taipei, Taiwan. Agilent's Mobile WiMAX solutions include the Agilent MXG, Signal Studio, MXA, 89601A Vector Signal Analyzer (VSA) software and...
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Mobile WiMAX suffers U.S. setback

Now that the mobile WiMAX letter of intent (LOI) between Sprint Nextel and Clearwire has been ripped up, where does the 802.16e camp stand? Opinions are divided in the analyst community after the initial plan between these two companies to coordinate a nationwide mobile WiMAX U.S. rollout was scrubbed....
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