Follow the money. WiMAX services will generate $53 billion in mobile revenue in 2011 and will generate $65 billion in mobile capital expenditures between now and then. These are the conclusions of a new report from TelecomView. The report analyzes the market for 3G and WiMAX in mobile networks with forecasts through 2011, along with a business case which illustrates the benefits of WiMAX architecture in high-speed mobile networks.
"We forecast that WiMAX will account for at least half of the broadband mobile service revenues in North America", said TelecomView's Ian Cox, a co-author of this report. "While we also believe that it will be a key technology in Asia, we think that it will lag behind 3G technologies in Europe given the investment being made in 3G and HSDPA." The report's other author, Bob Larribeau, said, "Our business case shows that the ROI for WiMAX is two to three times better than 3G technologies... Trials underway at Sprint, Korea Telecom, and NTT DoCoMo are a good indication that carriers are quite interested in the benefits that WiMAX brings."
For more about TelecomView report:
- see the group's Web site