MOT: WiMAX won't have financial impact until 2009

During Motorola's earnings call, CEO Greg Brown said the vendor has shipped 3,600 WiMAX base stations and 120,000 customer premise equipment devices worldwide. The number is a bit of a jump from the 2,000 base stations and tens of thousands of CPE devices the vendor announced in December, but a far cry from having any financial impact for the company.

However, Brown said the WiMAX deals Motorola has been making are beginning their commercial deployment phases, which should increase WiMAX equipment volumes, although the company won't see an impact until 2009.

The vendor has to be champing at the bit to see Sprint roll out its network.

To find out more about Motorola's WiMAX numbers and the company's earnings:
- check out this article from Telephony
- read this Motorola Q1 press release