Report: WiMAX to replace 12% of global DSL base by 2013

Juniper Research forecasts mobile WiMAX will replace up to 12 percent of the global DSL installed base by 2013, lead by the Far East with more than one-fifth of the 47 million subscribers in 2013.

According to report author Howard Wilcox: "WiMAX will be an attractive offer in areas where there are no wired networks, and in areas where the existing DSL speed is suboptimal. WiMAX will solve the broadband access problem for users located at the fringes of DSL coverage. This is in fact the case in a number of developed nations such as U.K., U.S.A., Ireland and Scandinavia, and WiMAX network operators are deploying networks to address this market need. Additionally in developing countries--such as India--network operators are aiming to provide basic connectivity.

To read more about Juniper's report:
- take a look at this release