New data from TeleGeography’s WiMAX Research Service reveal that WiMAX deployments are gaining momentum around the globe.
The number of commercial WiMAX networks grew 82% between Q3 2007 and Q3 2008, from 69 to 126. This growth has been distributed around the world: the number of commercial WiMAX networks increased by 100% or more in Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Growth was slowest in Central and Eastern Europe, where the pace of new network launches slowed to 38%. However, this slowdown should prove to be short-lived: while 18 operators now provide WiMAX service in the region, 22 companies are building WiMAX networks, and another ten have commenced field trials.
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