Worldwide Fixed WiMAX Subscribers to Surpass 7 Million in 2009

By the end of 2009, there will be more than 7 million subscribers worldwide using broadband wireless services based on 802.16REVd technology, the fixed flavor of WiMAX, according to Untethering Broadband:WiMAX, 802.20, and Others, by Parks Associates

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Worldwide Fixed WiMAX Subscribers to Surpass 7 Million in 2009

Dallas, Texas July 8, 2004 - By the end of 2009, there will be more than 7 million subscribers worldwide using broadband wireless services based on 802.16REVd technology, the fixed flavor of WiMAX, according to Untethering Broadband: WiMAX, 802.20, and Others, a new report from Parks Associates.

On June 24, 2004, the IEEE approved 802.16REVd as IEEE 802.16 -2004, and the final edited standard will be published in late July. The new standard should encourage further development and innovation in fixed broadband wireless solutions, according to Parks Associates.

"This standard is exciting news for the industry," said Yuanzhe (Michael) Cai, senior analyst at Parks Associates. "However, interoperability test and certification process both take time and on average carriers spend 6 months trialing new equipment, and therefore the market is unlikely to see volume commercial deployment until 2006.

"Residential market deployments of 802.16 REVd are likely to occur first in Europe and Asia, with Latin America and North America following their lead. Most of the deployments in the developed world will be in the underserved markets, fueled by government mandates on wide broadband availability, and developing countries with poor wireline network infrastructure will use 802.16REVd for both voice and data."

Untethering Broadband: WiMAX, 802.20, and Others examines the next -generation broadband wireless standards and technologies, including WiMAX, 802.20, 3GPP, and proprietary technologies. It profiles the major technology and solution providers, provides consumer perspectives on mobile broadband wireless solutions, identifies potential markets and service providers, and forecasts industry growth for 802.16REVd, 802.16e, 802.20, and other broadband wireless products.

For additional information on this report, please contact Parks Associates at sales@parksassociates.com or 972 -490 -1113 or visit www.parksassociates.com.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is a market research and consulting firm focused on all product and service segments that are "digital" or provide connectivity within the home. The company`s expertise includes home networks, digital entertainment, consumer electronics, broadband and Internet services, and home systems.

Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start -ups through market reports, multiclient studies, consumer research, workshops, and custom -tailored client solutions. Parks Associates also hosts Fall Focus and co -hosts CONNECTIONS™ (in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association) each year. www.parksassociates.com


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