Samsung confident of winning more mobile WiMAX contracts (Apr 3) - Cellular News
Nokia: WiMAX is the new Betamax (Apr 2) - Beta News
Nokia affirms LTE commitment, dismisses WiMAX (Mar 5) - Fierce Wireless
Mobile WiMAX market up 5% in 4Q08; Cisco, Huawei begin challenging market leaders (Feb 27) - Cellular News
WiMAX 4G is ahead of Verizon's LTE, Sprint says (Feb 19) - Top Tech News
ZTE launches industry's smallest WiMAX 16e RRU device (Feb 9) - PRNewswire
Nortel shuts down Mobile WiMAX division (Jan 31) - Into Mobile
Nokia discontinues WiMax tablet computer (Jan 21) - AP (via Google)
Nokia stops making only WiMax device - Reuters
"We have ramped down the N810 WiMax Edition tablet. It has reached the end of its lifecycle," said a Nokia spokesman. Nokia unveiled the model only nine months ago, while usually even the most trendy models have a shelf life of well over a year.
Fastest 4G in the west: Portland gets WiMAX (Jan 07) - ChannelWeb
Japanese WiMAX network launched in Okinawa (Dec 30) - Cellular News
Samsung preps WiMax, LTE chips (Dec 29) - EE Times
Motorola plans LTE, WiMax expansions in 2009 (Dec 22) - 4G Wireless Evolution
Sprint unveils dual-mode modem for WiMax (Dec 17) - Reuters
LTE deployment myths & IP uncertainty benefit mobile WiMAX (Dec 14) - WiMAX.com
Intel, Motorola, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent among 20 bidders for BSNL's WiMax project news (Nov 29) - domain-b.com
Alvarion expands Altitude's Mobile WiMAX network in France (Nov 10) - Marketwatch.com (Dow Jones)
Alvarion's Mobile WiMAX 4Motion solution will be used by Altitude to extend its coverage and provide voice and data services at 3.5 GHz to corporate, ISP and residential users in the Jura and Deux Sevres districts.
The rollout of this commercial network is already underway, with plans to be completed in early 2009.
WiMAX Forum highlights India as a focal point for WiMAX growth (Oct 14) - Company release
HTC may be bringing out its first smartphone with WiMAX (Oct 12) - Brighthand
Acer Aspires to WiMAX with 4G laptop duo (Oct 8) - The Register
New Fujitsu integrated flexible WiMAX SoC supports femto base stations, and can scale to pico and micro base station architectures (Oct 7) - Hardware Zone
Sprint's WiMax efforts doomed to failure? (Oct 2) - CNET
...This is a huge accomplishment, especially because it is the first commercial network in the U.S. to use mobile WiMax technology. But given the paucity of devices available that can even access the network, Sprint is being forced to apply traditional broadband and wireless business models to the new network. And as a result, the company will initially compete with existing broadband services and 3G data services...
Sprint's WiMAX network set for October launch (Sep 23) - Network World
On Oct. 8, Sprint, Intel and other companies will host a WiMAX commercial launch party that will give live demonstrations of WiMAX devices and technology. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse will address the gathering, as will Sprint¡¦s Xohm CTO Barry West.
Samsung launches WiMAX in Russia (Spe 3) - The Chosun Ilbo
ZTE to deploy Colombia's first WiMAX network (Aug 20) - China Daily
China's ZTE Corp said it has sealed an exclusive deal with Emcali to build Colombia's first WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) 16e network.
Shenzhen-based ZTE will provide Emcali with core network and wireless access equipment as well as terminals and base stations for the 3.5G WiMAX project.
The Colombian government awarded WiMAX licences to Emcali two years ago, and the company is required to make the network commercially available by the end of 2008, ZTE said in a statement.
Intel readying sub US$400 Wimax laptops for Indian market (Aug 18) - Business Standard
"Intel believes a Wimax-ready laptop could be available in the Indian market at around US$300-400 dollars in a few months," Intel India's newly appointed Managing Director for Wimax division C S Rao told PTI.
Malaysia's Packet One launches WiMax service (Aug 19) - Network World
Malaysian WiMax operator Packet One Networks began commercial services Tuesday, marking another step in the ongoing rollout of the broadband wireless technology.
"Our plan is to target 100,000 subscribers in the next 12 months," said Michael Lai, Packet One's CEO, in a telephone interview.
AT&T eyes WiMAX for rural broadband expansion (Aug 4) - Fierce Telecom
AT&T CTO John Donovan said ...the telco is interested in using WiMAX to extend broadband coverage in rural markets where it would be more expensive to deploy wireline broadband. AT&T has run WiMAX pilots in the past, and always has maintained an interest in the technology.
Also, AT&T gained several 2.3Ghz licenses in Southern US markets through its acquisition of BellSouth. BellSouth had aggressively commercialized on broadband wireless in those markets and had been an active supporter of WiMAX Forum certification for the 2.3Ghz frequency.
Tata Communications planning WiMAX expansion in India (Aug 4) - Cellular News
India's Tata Communications, formerly known as VSNL is planning to expand its WiMAX coverage from the current 60 towns to 115 during this financial year and is considering taking its broadband WiMAX services to four or five cities.
"The government has announced that it will auction spectrum. Once the spectrum is allotted, we plan to take the broadband-WiMAX services to four-five cities," Tata Communications CEO, N Srinath said over the weekend.
FCC Receives Comments on WiMax (Aug 4) - broadcastingcable
Comments continued to be filed with the Federal Communications Commission over whether some top cable operators and Google should be able to team up with Sprint Nextel and Clearwire to provide a new WiMax-delivered broadband service.
Free-market think tank The Free State Foundation weighed in Monday, saying that it will boost competition and adding that it should "eliminate" ¡V or at least reduce ¡Vthe calls for imposing network neutrality on broadband providers.
Is WiMax the next mobile computing revolution? (Jul 31) - The Guardian
If you live in the US, you can be reasonably hopeful about both of those things. If you live in the UK, you may not get either in the near future. According to the WiMax Forum, "currently there are more than 305 deployments of WiMax services in 118 countries worldwide". Some are being rolled out in the UK - one is in Milton Keynes - but most mobile users will probably have to wait until Ofcom auctions its "4G" spectrum and the winner(s) get round to installing transmitters and developing service platforms.
AT&T threatens WiMax joint venture (Jul 25) - CNET
On Thursday, the nation's largest phone company filed a petition with the FCC, asking it to deny approval of the merger between Sprint Nextel and Clearwire.
In its filing, AT&T argues that the proposed merger, "openly state[s] that they (Sprint Nextel and Clearwire) intend to compete with other national wireless providers--including AT&T--yet they fail to make the required showings necessary for the commission's review."
Sprint Xohm service to launch in September - WiMAX.com
...Initial products at launch in Baltimore were confirmed to include embedded WiMAX laptops using Intel chipsets, the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet WiMAX Edition, a Samsung PC Card, a ZTE USB dongle and a ZyXEL CPE modem. Other vendors and products are expected to be approved by Sprint for use on the network and enter commercial availability in the future...
India telecom regulator slams communications ministry for being secretive about WiMAX (Jul 14) - Economic Times
Trai has also accused the Department of Telecom (DoT) of keeping it in the dark, both on the availability of WiMAX spectrum as well as on the government¡¦s efforts to get other users such as the department of space to vacate these radio frequencies.The regulator has also demanded that the government put in place a transparent and efficient spectrum management regime.
Sprint picks wireless backhaul for WiMax (Jul 09) - PC World
For its networks in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, the first three markets for its WiMax service, Sprint will use equipment from DragonWave, an Ottawa company that makes wireless Ethernet nodes that can be arranged in a mesh.
Fixed wireless player plans more UK WiMAX (Jul 8) - Network World
The UK's largest fixed wireless access provider, is moving its network to WiMAX, and the EC has announced a decision that should increase the availability of WiMAX spectrum in Europe.
On-Communications, which offers fixed wireless services designed to compete with business-quality leased lines, already operates in London, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds and Oxford, and will be using equipment from Airspan for a major rollout of "hundreds" of WiMAX base stations. New installations will use Airspan's MicroMax products...
Worldwide WiMAX subscriber base closing in on 2 million (Jul 7) - Cellular News
The global BWA/WiMAX subscriber base increased by 260,246 in the first quarter of 2008, reaching a total of 1,988,246 subscribers according to figures from Maravedis. ¡§Even with an increase of more than 19% in WiMAX subscribers in the first quarter of 2008, 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.
High 3G price spoils ISPs' WiMAX dreams in India (Jul 3) - Economic Times
...Sources say that the DoT wants the WiMax launch be initially restricted to only three players who will operate this service in the 2.5 GHz frequency band where one of the slots is reserved for state-owned BSNL/MTNL.
This contradicts the recommendations of telecom regulator TRAI which had suggested that wireless broadband be rolled out in 3.3-3.4 GHz and 3.4-3.6 Ghz frequencies and up to 13 players be allocated spectrum to offer WiMax services....
China's Huawei to deploy commercial WiMAX network in Pakistan (Jul 2) - Forbes
China's Huawei Technologies said it has been selected by Mobilink, the largest GSM operator in Pakistan and a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom, to deploy a commercial WiMAX 16e network. In a statement, Huawei said the network will cover central business districts and hot spots in Islamabad, Karachi, Sialkot, Lahore, Faisalabad and Rawalpindi.
Comcast goes for WiMax femtocells (Jun 26) - Light Reading
Comcast has revealed its intention to pursue WiMax femtocells as a key to its wireless strategy. Dave Williams, senior VP for wireless and technology at the cable giant said that part of the new Clearwire deal calls for 5MHz of spectrum across the US to be set aside solely for WiMax femtocells.
¡¨It was hard won, but that¡¦s in the deal,¡¨ said Williams, who joined Comcast earlier this year after most recently serving as chief technology o
Israel Communications Ministry to offer WiMAX tender with a twist - Globes
The Ministry of Communications is set to publish its final WiMAX policy by Sunday at the latest. The policy will include a revolutionary proposal for encouraging deployment of a WiMAX network in which the money will be returned to the operator winning the tender as the network penetration deepens and the deployment broadens. The idea is to create an incentive for new operators to deploy as large a network as possible.
"Israel will lag behind if it doesn't set up a WiMAX network", says Motorola exec (Jun 23) - Globes
...Today, wireless operators control content, but the power they wield is in subsidies for handsets. When Apple came along with its iPhone, it changed the trend. It told operators, 'Get lost, don't subsidize and don't tell us what to do. We can sell the handset with no problem and give unlimited Internet access.' The wireless companies are trying to stop it but WiMAX will change things. Content is king, so wireless networks are the ones that supply the pipeline. They're not interesting in the least."...
Packet One delays its WiMAX rollout (Jun 24) - The Star Online
Malaysian WiMAX broadband service provider Packet One Networks (Malaysia) has postponed its commercial rollout to sometime in the third quarter of this year. The rollout was originally scheduled for this month but chief executive Michael Lai told the press yesterday that Packet One is extending its user trials to make sure customers will be perfectly happy with its WiMAX service.
WiMax Forum certifies first 2.5GHz products (Jun 19) - ZDNet UK News
The WiMax Forum has issued its first certifications for mobile-centric products that operate around the 2.5GHz frequency, and said it will start certifying 3.5GHz products later this year. The organization announced that 10 mobile WiMax products had received the "WiMax Forum Certified Seal of Approval". Four base stations, from Alvarion, Motorola, Samsung and Sequans, won certification, along with mobile modules from Intel, Samsung, Beceem, Airspan and Zyxel.
French regulator to investigate why no WiMAX is being rolled out (Jun 19) - WiMAX day
Two years after ARCEP awarded 44 regional licenses for 3.5 GHz spectrum, a national network has yet to be launched, and only limited WiMAX activity has been reported on a regional basis. ARCEP said it will investigate the operations of license holders to confirm if they are meeting their roll-out obligations. The regulator said it will make its control until the end of June, and any company that has not met its obligations could face suspension of their license, or a fine equal to three percent of their revenue.
Fujitsu Microelectronics launches mobile WiMAX chipsets for mobile devices (Jun 16) - JCN Newswire
WiMAX appeal threatens fixed and mobile broadband operators in US (Jun 11) - In-Stat
Atheros skeptical about Wimax, upbeat on Ethernet (May 20) - Barron's
Craig Barratt, the chief executive of wireless chip maker Atheros, presented this afternoon at the JP Morgan technology conference, along with CFO Jack Lazar, and sent some skeptical vibes in the direction of the broadband wireless networking technology known as Wimax, which is being promoted heavily by Sprint, Intel, Google, and US cable operators.
Intel invests in Malaysian WiMax provider (May 19) - Computerworld
Intel announced a 50 million ringgit (US$15.3 million) investment in Green Packet, the parent company of Malaysian WiMax operator Packet One Networks. The funds invested by Intel will be used to support Green Packet's WiMax business, the Malaysian company said in a statement.
Market spotlight: WiMax and chipmakers (May 20) - CNNMoney
Plans for high-speed wireless Internet will benefit Intel ¡V an investor in the Sprint Nextel-Clearwire WiMax venture ¡V and analysts expect other chip makers to gain from Intel's position and increased spending on similar networks.