SOURCE: Infonetics Research

October 11, 2007 16:03 ET

Mobile WiMAX market up 130%; fixed WiMAX up 9%; wireless mesh market down 20% in 2Q07

LONDON--(Marketwire - October 11, 2007) - The mobile WiMAX equipment market, still limited to a handful of service provider rollouts, jumped 130% in 2Q07 over 1Q07 to hit $144.5 million, says Infonetics Research in its latest "WiMAX and Outdoor Mesh Network Equipment" report.

Meanwhile, after sequentially dropping 40% in 1Q07, the fixed WiMAX market rebounded a bit, increasing 9% in 2Q07, the report shows.

"While the outdoor wireless mesh access node segment dropped 20% between the first quarter and second quarter, we expect the market to see healthy double-digit growth next quarter and strong long-term growth, especially now that major network vendors such as Cisco, Motorola, and Nortel have entered the space. The market will also get a boost once the mesh concept catches on beyond North America," said Richard Webb, wireless broadband analyst for Infonetics Research.

More highlights from the report:

--  The worldwide fixed and mobile WiMAX equipment market is forecast to
    grow at a phenomenal 5-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 89%
    between 2006 and 2010
--  2Q07 marks the inflection point when mobile WiMAX equipment sales
    outpace fixed WiMAX equipment
--  Alvarion continues to lead in fixed WiMAX equipment revenue share,
    followed by Airspan, then Aperto
--  Tropos Networks and Strix are neck and neck in the battle for
    leadership in outdoor mesh equipment revenue in 2Q07; BelAir moves up to
--  43% of all mobile WiMAX equipment revenue comes from Asia Pacific in
    2Q07, 31% from North America, 17% from EMEA, and 9% from CALA

Infonetics' report provides market size, market share, and forecasts for fixed WiMAX equipment split by base stations and CPE; mobile WiMAX equipment split by ASN-gateways, base stations, CPE and NICs; and outdoor wireless mesh network access nodes. Fixed and mobile WiMAX subscriber forecasts are also included.

The service tracks products from Airspan, Alcatel-Lucent, Alvarion, Aperto Networks, BelAir Networks, Cisco, Firetide, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia-Siemens, Nortel, Redline, Skypilot, Strix Systems, Tropos Networks, and others.

Download report highlights at For sales, contact Larry Howard, vice president, at or +1 (408) 583-3335.

Infonetics Research ( is an international market research and consulting firm specializing in data networking and telecom. Services include quarterly market share and forecasting, end-user survey research, service provider survey research, and service provider capex analysis.

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