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

Taiwan is 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. Tatung Telecom launched its commercial WiMAX service in Penghu County at the end of April 2009, and Far EasTone Telecommunications plans to start offering trial service in May, while Vee Telecom Multimedia and Global Mobile have signed separate agreements with Clearwire of the United States for collaboration on WiMAX. The maturation of Taiwan's WiMAX ecosystem can be seen in these developments, and the commercial operations of WiMAX networks in Taiwan are expected to serve as important references for global WiMAX carriers and Taiwanese WiMAX CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) manufacturers.   

According to research by the Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC), Taiwanese WiMAX CPE industry shipment volume reached approximately 264,000 units in the first quarter of 2009. With large-scale deployment of WiMAX networks underway in Japan, Malaysia, Russia, and India, as well as the commencement of trial or commercial operations by major WiMAX carriers worldwide, it is expected that Taiwanese WiMAX CPE shipment volume will see steady growth in 2009.

MIC has been dedicated to the research of global ICT software and hardware technologies and markets for more than 20 years. Thus far, MIC has published a total of 57 WiMAX-related research reports and compiled more than 200 news updates on the latest development of WiMAX in Asia. For international companies interested in the development of WiMAX, MIC's WiMAX research has not only provided insight into the latest trends of the global WiMAX industry and WiMAX business opportunities in emerging markets, but also increased awareness of Taiwan's WiMAX R&D capabilities.

Author's Bio   

MIC Dr. VictorVictor Tsan is Vice President and General Director for the Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) at the Institute for Information Industry (III). With more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, he also acts as Senior Industry Consultant providing consultation for governmental agencies and private entities. In this role, Dr. Tsan is and has been in charge of various government-funded projects as project manager. Dr. Tsan first joined III as senior industry analyst. Next, he served as Deputy General Director for MIC, during which he was responsible for MIC's business development and helping the government to formulate and implement various major projects. He received many awards including MOEA Minister's Outstanding Achievement Award (1998), Annual Outstanding Youth Achievement Award (1995), and Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Service and Promotion in recognition for his outstanding performance as manager of the MOEA ITIS Project (1994, 1995). In addition, Dr. Tsan is the co-author and editor of several books in Chinese including "Trade wars of the information age into the twenty-first century" and more. Tsan holds a PhD degree in Information Management from Taiwan's National Central University, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Taiwan's National Chengchi University.


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