Research: Carriers Are Planning to Deploy VoIP over WiMAX
Infonetics Research survey reveals two-thirds of providers intend to use WiMAX for voice and mobility services by 2012
"Some of the strategic findings in this report are surprising: in particular, the fact that two-thirds of the service providers we surveyed intend to use WiMAX for mobility-based services by 2012, or that over 90% expect to offer VoIP over WiMAX by then," writes Richard Webb, directing analyst for WiMAX, microwave, and mobile devices at Infonetics Research..
"This indicates a richer service environment for WiMAX in the future, but at the same time, our survey showed that key challenges remain; specifically, the limited range of WiMAX-enabled mobile devices, and the difficulty of building low-ARPU pricing models for developing countries. The WiMAX industry is up against the clock to address these challenges if it is to fulfill its undoubted potential as a long-term broadband technology," Webb notes.
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WiMAX carrier survey shows strong interest in WiMAX for mobility services and VoIP