Taiwan government to boost WiMAX development with 4-year budget of NT$6.6 billion
Bryan Chuang, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Friday 15 October 2010]
Taiwan's Executive Yuan on October 14 approved a plan to promote the development of WiMAX industry and applications in Taiwan with a 2010-2013 budget of NT$6.6 billion (US$213 million), according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Through the plan, government units will adopt WiMAX technology for various applications, including disaster relief, transportation regulation, police patrol as well as education and medical care in remote areas, MOEA pointed out. The plan will also help Taiwan-based enterprises export WiMAX solutions and products to China and other countries.
The plan's goals for 2013 include an annual production value of NT$130 billion for Taiwan-made WiMAX hardware products, cumulative investment of NT$50 billion from the private sector, 2.2 million subscribers of WiMAX services and cumulative creation of 20,000 jobs, MOEA pointed out.