Will Mobile WiMAX Crack Fortress Europe?

The new, data-friendly, wireless technology could challenge local networks and offer scope for U.S. tech players like Intel and Clearwire

For the past 15 years, American tech giants such as Intel and Microsoft have been largely shut out of the European-dominated mobile phone industry. Not that they haven't tried—Intel (INTC) made processors and memory for handsets and Microsoft (MSFT) is still pushing a pint-sized version of Windows for handheld devices. But the business was still largely controlled by telecom companies such as Nokia, Ericsson, and Vodafone.

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