WiMAX Industry Development Landscape Kevin Yang, Ph.D. Exec. Board of Director & Spokesman President Office, Gemtek Technology Co., Ltd.

  It is the best of times. It is the worst of times. Even if carriers offer various solutions under the term "4G", it should be no surprise that all eyes are on faster networking speed and a fatter broadband pipe. Key enabler to a solid 4G network will be the co-existence of LTE, WiMAX, femtocells, WiFi hotspots and other integrated technologies complementing each other.

Topics: “Taiwan ICT Industry- Your truly WiMAX partner in the world.” Jay Huang, Ph.D. Technical Deputy Division Director, Industrial Technology Research Institute

   Recently, the success of Apple i-phone/i-pad and smart handheld devices has pushed mobile data consumption up to gigabyte-a-month level in mature markets, the bandwidth crunch has driven all the operators to adjust. One such change is to speed up the deployment of offload technologies such as WiFi or Femto for existing networks.

Current Development of the Global WiMAX Market Mobile Taiwan Applications Promotion Program Office, Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA

Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) estimates that the global WiMAX carriers' overall investments in WiMAX network deployment will reach around US$36.5 billion in the period 2005-2013. WiMAX saw rapid development in 2009 thanks to the continuous increase of investments worldwide. Looking at the development of separate countries, the United States, India, Korea, Brazil, Russia, and Japan have all planned to inject over US$1 billion into their respective WiMAX projects. In Taiwan, Tatung Telecom led off WiMAX service in Penghu County in April 2009, while FarEasTone Telecommunications, Global Mobile, and VMAX Telecom rolled out their services either at the end of 2009 or in early 2010. Taiwan's WiMAX development is also among the most vibrant worldwide, with the overall amount of investments projected to reach US$3.09 billion in 2013.

Opportunities and Challenges for Taiwanese WiMAX Equipment Manufacturers in 2010 Mobile Taiwan Applications Promotion Program Office, Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA

According to statistics of the WiMAX Forum, there were a total 523 WiMAX networks in 147 countries around the world by the end of 2009. In 2009, 115 new networks were added, representing a growth rate of 28.2% and highlighting the aggressive network deployment of global WiMAX carriers in 2009. Africa had the highest number of networks, accounting for 21.4% of the total. The Asia-Pacific region led the world in terms of network coverage, with 205 million people covered by WiMAX networks.

The Development of the WiMAX Industry in Emerging Markets and Taiwan Dr. Ching-tarng Hsieh and Ms. Maggie Chao, Information & Communications Research Laboratories, Indu
Recently, WiMAX development has been in the spotlight and the WiMAX systemhas been adopted by developed countries. Korea Telecom was the first to unveil WiMAX services and it has become a wireless broadband operator that has over 200,000 users in Korea. In addition, Korea Telecom has served as an inspiration for the development of the WiMAX industry worldwide. This inspired Sprint to launch the first commercial XOHM WiMAX service in North America in October 2008, which had a positive outcome.

MIC Offers Wide-ranging and In-depth WiMAX Research Dr. Victor Tsan, Vice President and General Director, Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute

Taiwan Making Significant Gains in WiMAX Development in 2009. Following the establishment of IOT (Interoperability Testing) labs by major global WiMAX vendors NEC, Alcatel-Lucent, and Motorola in Taiwan, there has been significant progress in the development of WiMAX in Taiwan.

The development of information and communication technologies in Canada Mr. Ron MacIntosh, Executive Director, Canadian Trade Office in Taipei

Canada has a long and storied history as an innovator and early adopter in the development of information and communication technologies, particularly  in the field of telecommunications. As a result Canada is one of the most digitally advanced economies in the world!

The Vision of Vee Telecom Multimedia on WiMAX and its Deployment Plan Dr. Yennun Huang, General Manager of Vee Telecom Multimedia
Vee Telecom Multimedia's mission is to provide the best information, communication and entertainment (ICE) services in Taiwan. Vee Telecom Multimedia Co. (or simply Vee) has provided cable TV service and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband access services for years. Recently, Vee has launched Vee TV service based on IPTV technology to give customers an interactive way to watch TV programs.

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