SPOTLIGHT: Maravedis: BWA/WiMAX subs reached 1.73M in 2007

Maravedis' latest quarterly report indicates that the global broadband wireless access/WiMAX subscriber base increased by 350,000 in the fourth quarter last year, reaching a total of 1.73 million subscribers.

"Even with an increase of more than 20 percent in WiMAX subscribers in Q4 2007, operators are still waiting for the tipping point that will lead to acceleration of WiMAX adoption and deployments," said Adlane Fellah, CEO and founder of Maravedis. "The key factors mainly center on: certification of mobile WiMAX equipment, a reduction in CPE pricing and the emergence of a device ecosystem." Article