Infonetics: Most WiMAX operators plan mobile offerings by 2012

A new survey from Infonetics Research indicates that the majority of WiMAX operators plan to offer mobile services by 2012 but might be stymied by the lack of smartphones.

The majority of WiMAX operators offer service for fixed or nomadic broadband services, but two-thirds of the 25 service providers Infonetics questioned said they planned to use WiMAX for mobile broadband in two years. In addition, 90 percent said they expect to offer VoIP using their WiMAX networks by 2012.

The lack of WiMAX products remains the largest concern for operators that want to offer mobile services, the survey showed. Operators are also struggling to develop ways to build retail and distribution channels and offer low-cost offerings for developing countries. Richard Webb, directing analyst with Infonetics said operators are running short on time to address these challenges.

For more:
- see this Computerworld article

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