SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

August 27, 2009 14:52 ET

Infonetics Research: WiMAX equipment market defies recession, jumps 12% in 2Q09

LONDON--(Marketwire - August 27, 2009) - Communications market research firm Infonetics Research released the second quarter (2Q09) edition of its WiMAX Equipment, Devices, and Subscribers market share and forecast report.


"The second quarter showed signs that the WiMAX market has past through the bottom of the slowdown trough, and the outlook is cautiously optimistic for steadier growth returning to the market by the end of the year. The overall WiMAX market sequentially grew 12% to $255 million in the second quarter, driven by revenue increases in all regions, most notably in the U.S. and India," explains Richard Webb, Infonetics Research's directing analyst for WiMAX, microwave, and mobile devices.


--  Infonetics Research forecasts the worldwide WiMAX equipment and
    devices market to hit $4.9 billion in 2013, predominantly driven by
    developing countries
--  Over one-third of the world's WiMAX equipment and device revenue comes
    from EMEA (mostly Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa); one-third
    comes from Asia Pacific
--  In 2Q09, Alvarion held the overall WiMAX equipment revenue share lead,
    followed by Motorola, which posted a healthy jump in revenue
--  With more WiMAX devices reaching the market, including embedded WiMAX
    laptops and netbooks arriving in 2H09, WiMAX adoption continues to
    accelerate despite the recession
--  The number of WiMAX subscribers is expected to near 140 million
    worldwide in 2013


Infonetics' WiMAX report provides market size, market share, forecasts, and analysis for fixed WiMAX (802.16d) base stations and CPE; mobile WiMAX (802.16e) equipment and devices, including macro, micro, and pico base stations; CPE, ASN gateways and Home Agents; WiMAX phones, netbooks, and external broadband cards. The report also tracks WiMAX and WiMAX VoIP subscribers.

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


-- WiMAX Equipment, Devices, and Subscribers (Sept. 2)


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-- Scott Coyne, Senior Account Director, Eastern North America, Europe, Middle East:, +1 408.583.3395


-- 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

-- Alvarion consolidates lead in WiMAX equipment market

-- Perception Is Everything: WiMAX Vendor Leadership Service Provider Survey

-- Research note: China Set to Open Up to WiMAX


-- Residential Voice, Data, and Video Services in North America (Sept. 17)

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.

Contact Information

  • Lead Analyst:
    Richard Webb
    Directing Analyst - WiMAX, Microwave, Mobile Devices
    Infonetics Research
    VoIP +1 (408) 583-3369
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