Analysys Mason: WiMAX gaining momentum in Middle East

Analysys Mason's WiMAX Tracker indicates WiMAX is taking off in the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region. By April 2009, the number of WiMAX commercial networks numbered 19 in 12 countries within that region.

The firm points to a number of reasons for WiMAX's success in the MENA region: pent-up demand for broadband because of the lack of wired broadband infrastructure, WiMAX can operate in 2.5GHz and 3.5GHz spectrum as it became available; and the fact that WiMAX offers satisfactory QoS, good throughput and spectrum flexibility.

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