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 expect that with the introduction of major network deployments for mobile WiMAX in 2008, combined with lower CPE pricing, to accelerate subscriber growth in 2008 and contribute to a 70-80% yearly increase in commercial deployment.

We also noticed the WiMAX global subscriber base increased by 50% in the third quarter of 2007, reaching a total of 1,369,000 subscribers and generating revenue of US$668 million for the first three quarters of this year. Many operators have slowed down their network expansion plans to synchronize their commercial deployment with the release of the WiMAX 802.16e equipment certification beginning next year. Nothing surprising; Mobile WiMAX will enable them to offer more flexibility and value-added service.

WiMAXCounts Online Operator Tracking Service offer was recently upgraded to better fit our client needs. An individual and annual subscription to the WiMAXCounts Quarterly Report is now available for companies desiring summaries of operator trials and deployment trends, but without the need to analyze real-time data or generate custom reports via the online tracking service.

A few findings from this report:

196 operators were analyzed in this WiMAXCounts Quarterly Report for a total of 1,369,000 subscribers as of Q3 2007.

About 535,000 subscribers were using WiMAX Forum Certified technology as of Q3 2007.

The average number of subscribers per operator was 11,987 for Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) and 5,801 for Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) in Q3 2007.

WiMAX service revenues will total close to US$1 billion in 2007, with recorded Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) of US$45.08 for residential and US$144.27 for business subscribers.

The gap in subscriber type continued to increase in the second half of 2007, reaching 64% residential and 36% business.

Out of all CPEs deployed, 29% were using 802.16-2004, 11.7% were using 802.16-2005, 55% still using proprietary technologies. 3.8% remained undisclosed.

66% of operators are deploying WiMAX networks and services in the 3.3-3.8 GHz frequency band.

The Middle East and Africa region has the highest residential ARPU at US$52.31, while offering significantly lower speeds than other regions.