Nokia: Mobile WiMax a 2008 story

Nokia is taking a wait-and-see attitude when it comes to mobile WiMax. The world's largest handset vendor says it will wait until 2008 to see how the market develops. Perhaps most telling about Nokia's attitude about mobile WiMax is this statement from Mikko Salminen, director of fixed mobile convergence marketing: "We are waiting for at least a 1 percent take-up by the market. Otherwise the market is dead." WiMax technology may contain many ingredients for market success--a solid standardization map, marketing muscle from Intel and backing from hundreds of vendors--but the verdict is still out as to whether mobile WiMax will be adopted on a large scale.

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