Taiwan government investing in WiMAX

23 Oct 2007

The government of Taiwan expects to invest USD664 million on the development of WiMAX technology over the next few years. The state says it will work alongside five WiMAX equipment manufacturers and operators – Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, Sprint Nextel, Starent Networks and Nokia – to develop new WiMAX products and services, although exact details of the partnerships have not been revealed. The partners are expected to set up WiMAX research labs in Taiwan, as the country’s government aims to make it a ‘role model’ for wireless broadband development in Asia, Reuters reports.