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Can WiMAX defeat cellular’s resistance to change?
Innovators in the wireless world got a cautionary reminder last week that early adopters often end up with arrows in their backs. WiMAX, an upstart wireless-communications technology that has been hyped to high heaven, received its first serious setback. The technology’s two leading proponents scrapped an agreement that would...
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UK Broadband Gets Go-Ahead for Mobile WiMAX Services

PCCW subsidiary scores victory in plans to provide mobile broadband services across Britain
WiMAX operator UK Broadband, a subsidiary of Hong Kong giant PCCW, has scored a major victory in its often tortured plans to provide mobile broadband services across Britain. The UK regulator, Ofcom, has said it will amend the provider’s 3.4GHz license to allow full mobile hand-off, enabling the company...
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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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