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Wi-Max delivered fast rate of growth in Q2, but still has a lot to prove, says ABI Research

Starting from a small base, Wi-Max posted the highest rate of growth of all wireless access technologies for t...


September 9, 2009  


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Starting from a small base, Wi-Max posted the highest rate of growth of all wireless access technologies for the second quarter of 2009.

 

“Wi-Max achieved a whopping 74% growth compared to the previous quarter,” says Jake Saunders, vice president for forecasting at ABI Research. “The installed base of Wi-Max stood at a little over three million subscriptions, but it is a sign that the battle for the 4G market is not an automatic victory for LTE.”

 

LTE subscriptions will start to trickle in during the second to third quarter of 2010. NTT DOCOMO had hoped to commence commercial LTE in 2009 but has since postponed its launch to 2010.