SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

December 08, 2009 13:44 ET

Infonetics Research: Motorola takes the lead in fast-rebounding WiMAX equipment and device market

LONDON--(Marketwire - December 8, 2009) - Infonetics Research ( released its third quarter (3Q09) WiMAX Equipment, Devices, and Subscribers market share and forecast report.

"The WiMAX equipment and device market is on the upswing, posting its second quarterly double-digit percent increase in a row in the third quarter, driven by revenue growth in all regions. We expect steady growth in the market over the next four quarters as the WiMAX ecosystem continues to take shape and more devices hit the market, driving adoption through the recession," explains Richard Webb, Infonetics Research's directing analyst for WiMAX. "Operators such as Yota in Russia and P1 in Malaysia are producing notable successes, and Clearwire posted encouraging results recently, so WiMAX has solid operator proof-points to demonstrate its viability."


-- The worldwide WiMAX equipment and device market topped $290 million
   in 3Q09, up 11% sequentially
-- Based on a huge uptick in 802.16e device revenue, Motorola more than
   doubled its worldwide WiMAX equipment and device revenue market share
   over the past two quarters, taking the lead from Alvarion in 3Q09
   -- Huawei and Proxim also had a strong quarter
-- The EMEA region -- led by Russia, the Middle East, and Africa -- and
   Asia Pacific are the hotbeds of WiMAX activity, although 3G licensing
   delays in India are slowing development in APAC
-- Infonetics forecasts the WiMAX equipment and devices market to hit $4.97
   billion in 2013, driven by developing countries
-- The number of WiMAX subscribers is expected to hit 3.9 million worldwide
   in 2009


Infonetics' WiMAX report provides market size, market share, forecasts, and analysis for 802.16d and 802.16e network equipment, devices, and subscribers, including macro, micro, and pico base stations; CPE; ASN gateways; home agents; phones; netbooks; external broadband cards; and WiMAX and WiMAX VoIP subscribers.

Companies tracked: Airspan, Alcatel-Lucent, Alvarion, Aperto, Aptilo, Cisco, GreenPacket, Harris-Stratex, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, NEC, Nokia Siemens, POSDATA, Proxim, Redline, Samsung, Starent, Vecima, WiChorus, WiNetworks, ZTE, ZyXEL, and others.

The report features a Service Provider WiMAX Deployment tracker following more than 300 service providers with live WiMAX services, network rollouts in progress, and trials underway, tracked by region, country, network, subscribers, and announced vendors.


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-- Infonetics Research publishes 4G strategy service provider survey

-- WiMAX growing in India, Russia, Brazil, driven by basic broadband needs and VoIP

-- Operator survey shows market reality of WiMAX services; VoIP a key component

-- Carriers name Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, Alvarion, Huawei top mobile WiMAX vendors

Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

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