WiMAX Comes of Age in Asia

The technology's eagerly awaited upcoming move to mobile broadband is sending Alcatel-Lucent and others scurrying into Asia markets

After years of anxious anticipation, WiMAX technology is poised to enter the mobile market this year as standards solidify, vendors roll out equipment and carriers in Asia and around the world invest billions and prepare for initial deployments. Despite the excitement, however, WiMAX still faces challenges that range from spectrum allocation to technology validation to consumer acceptance behind existing Wi-Fi and 3G services.

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