Mobile WiMAX may stunt fixed WiMAX growth

While the number of fixed WiMAX subscribers is expected to reach 8.5 million in 2011 from the current 1.3 million, the advent of mobile WiMAX equipment next year may stunt the growth of its stationary counterpart. According to Juniper Research, mobile WiMAX, due to its 'superior standard, fixed wireless option and immense value-add in mobility,' may lead many subscribers to adopt that technology instead of fixed WiMAX. In the next two to three years, however, fixed WiMAX adoption will still be healthy, with equipment sales even seen reaching $1.4 billion by 2011 from $597 million this year.
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