Juniper Research forecasts that Mobile WiMAX 802.16e will begin to take off over the 2010 to 2013 period, exceeding 80 million mobile subscribers globally by 2013.
Report author Howard Wilcox said: “We are seeing more and more Mobile WiMAX 802.16e trials and network contracts – over 50 have been announced so far in 2007 alone: the market is very active in all regions of the world. We anticipate that mobile usage will develop after initial demand for fixed and portable services. WiMAX 802.16e is a flexible platform that can operate in all three modes of usage. Mobile WiMAX will represent a single digit proportion of the global mobile broadband base by 2013. This will be a tremendous achievement for this new technology platform which has recently been boosted by the ITUÂ´s endorsement of it as an IMT2000 specification.”
Juniper reports that the value of Mobile WiMAX service revenues globally will grow to over $23 billionn per annum by 2013 and the top Mobile WiMAX markets will be the USA, Japan and S. Korea.