SOURCE: Alexander Resources

October 11, 2005 10:00 ET

New Products and Key Deployments Accelerating WiMAX Growth

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 11, 2005 -- By 2010, the worldwide WiMAX market is forecasted to reach $3.5 billion and account for 4% of all broadband usage. This growth will be driven by new equipment from a growing list of hardware suppliers and an increasing number of WiMAX trails and deployments. These are some of the key findings from a new research report: "WiMAX: Ready for Deployment?" published by IDATE and now available from Alexander Resources, a leading research, consulting and education firm specializing in wireless communications.

This new report provides a comprehensive analysis of the current state and future prospects of the market built around WiMAX technology. Other key findings include:

--  WiMAX has attracted many leading equipment manufacturers and component
    suppliers. Many are also forming strategic partnerships. Alcatel and Intel
    have implemented a dedicated WiMAX program. Nokia, which views WiMAX as a
    complement to 3G, partnered with Intel to incorporate WiMAX into future
    handsets. Other key suppliers include Airspan Networks, Alvarion, Aperto
    Networks, Fujitsu, Motorola, Navini, Nortel, Proxim, Redline
    Communications, Sequans, SR Telecom, Wavesat Wireless, and Wi-LAN.
    
--  WiMAX systems and services are being evaluated/deployed in suburban
    business districts that lack high quality DSL access; in urban markets to
    compete against DSL and broadband cable; by wireline carriers and ISPs to
    compete with integrated operators' converged fixed-mobile offers; and by
    mobile carriers to overcome 3G network saturation and transition to 4G.
    These service providers include: Altitude Telecom, AT&T, BT, Clearwire,
    France Telecom, Iberbanda, Korea Telecom, Monaco Telecom, Telekom Austria,
    TelstraClear, Towerstream, Verizon and Yozan.
    
--  On a worldwide basis, WiMAX systems can be deployed in a large number
    of licensed and unlicensed frequency bands. However, delays in allocations
    and licensing by regulatory agencies coupled with a lack of a common
    worldwide frequency band for WiMAX use may slow market development.
    
Additional information on "WiMAX: Ready for Deployment?" can be found at: http://www.alexanderresources.com/reports.htm or by contacting Alexander Resources at Reports@AlexanderResources.com or calling us at 972-818-8225.

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