Motorola behind mobile WiMAX

14 Sep 2006

The chief technology officer at US-based equipment manufacturer Motorola says she believes that mobile WiMAX technology will become just as successful as GSM. Padmasree Warrior told Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti that the wireless broadband standard will, however, need the backing of the mobile and semiconductor industries to reach its true potential. She added that W-CDMA 3G operators may run into trouble because their services will be unable to match the high data speeds and low costs which mobile WiMAX is expected to deliver. The first mobile WiMAX services are likely to be launched commercially in 2007/08.