Wimax Could Fill A Big Niche In The Lte Era, Finds Pyramid

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WiMax Could Fill a Big Niche in the LTE Era, Finds Pyramid

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    Although LTE will clearly dominate 4G network deployments over the next five

years, WiMax will continue thriving as a strong technology option for certain markets

and applications, with worldwide subscribers growing nearly tenfold by the end of

2014, to about 53 million users, according to the latest report from Pyramid


    WiMax and LTE: The Case for 4G Coexistence analyzes the current WiMax operations

worldwide, evaluating operator business models, network economics and the overall

market opportunity relative to UMTS/HSPA and LTE. This 77-page report assesses which

technology is suitable for the profitable delivery of mobile broadband services,

today and moving forward, in different market environments and for different types of

operators. As LTE emerges as the dominant 4G technology, this report helps operators

determine whether to invest in WiMax or HSPA, or wait for LTE. Case studies examine

UQ Communications (in Japan), Clearwire (the U.S.), Mobily (Saudi Arabia), Digicel

(Caribbean), Tata (India), Umniah (Jordan), and Yota (Russia).  

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       findings, recommendations for operators, fixed broadband providers, 

       vendors and investors, a list of companies mentioned, and a table of 

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    Once thought of as disruptive of the mobile communications world, WiMax has begun

to carve out a tight niche tied to certain target opportunities, including emerging

markets, rural, and underserved areas that lack broadband coverage and businesses,

notes Dan Locke, Senior Analyst at Pyramid Research and author of the report.  "In

contrast, LTE has quickly gained momentum; the world's largest MNOs have already

chosen LTE, and some have begun aggressively deploying the technology this year," he

says. "Going forward, LTE will be the most commonly deployed OFDMA-based standard,

and since WiMax (802.16e) and LTE (release 8) will provide similar real-world

performance, ultimately the decisions of the largest WiMax players may determine the

fate of WiMax," he adds.

    WiMAX and LTE: The Case for 4G Coexistence is part of Pyramid's research report

series. A blend of primary research and qualitative analysis, Pyramid's research

reports offer comprehensive coverage of the fixed and mobile communications space and

enable those in the communications industry to stay ahead of changing market

dynamics. This report is priced at $2490 and can be purchased online here

contacting Amalia Vega at avega@pyr.com or telephone at +1-619-229-9940.

    For more information about Pyramid Research's products and services, please visit

www.pyr.com or contact us at info@pyr.com.

    About Pyramid Research

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    Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com) offers practical solutions to the complex demands

our clients face in the telecommunications, media and technology industries. Our

analysis is uniquely positioned at the intersection of emerging markets, emerging

technologies and emerging business models, powered by the bottom-up methodology of

our market forecasts for over 100 countries - a distinction that has remained

unmatched for more than 25 years. As the telecom research arm of the Light Reading

Communications Network, Pyramid Research works with Heavy Reading, providing the

communications industry's most comprehensive market data, trusted research and

insightful technology analysis.

    About Light Reading

    Founded in 2000, Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) is the leading online

media, research, and focused event company serving the $3 trillion worldwide

communications market. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for technology and

financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms

of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and

Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market

data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading

produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo

New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well

as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light

Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit

of TechWeb.

    About TechWeb

    TechWeb (http://techweb.com/aboutus), the global leader in business technology

media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-

makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed

media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million*

business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around

our global face-to-face events, Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online

resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,

InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, and The Financial Technology Network; and the

market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and

Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services

including next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and

analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider

of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization

of more than $2.5 billion.

    *13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections

    About United Business Media Limited

    UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information

distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B

communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional

commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to

jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print

and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are

organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and

sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively

and efficiently. For more information, go to http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com.

    Press contact:

    Jennifer Baker



SOURCE: Pyramid Research

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