The Taiwanese WiMAX wireless broadband licensee WiMAX Telecom says it plans to launch its first commercial services in the second quarter or early third quarter of this year. A report from DigiTimes says WiMAX Telecom expects to complete the first phase of its network rollout at the start of June, with 100 base stations in operation. This will allow it to begin trials, with a full-scale launch following shortly after. WiMAX Telecom plans to have up to 500 base stations in service by the end of the year, by which time it expects to have signed up around 30,000 subscribers. Around 50% of the base stations will be supplied by WiMAX Telecom shareholder, local equipment manufacturer Tecom. Tecom and its partner Vibo Telecom bid for a WiMAX licence under the name Wei Mai Si Telecom in July last year and won a concession covering the north of Taiwan.