WiMax Becoming a “Niche” Product?

It’s looking more and more like the battle between WiMax and LTE to become the dominant global cellular broadband standard has been decided in LTE’s favor, especially in the face of large-scale LTE deployments coming to heavily populated countries like India and China during the second half 2011. According to Michael Higgins, vice president of Alcatel-Lucent Wireless Competence Centre in the Asia-Pacific region, “For operators, the choice of technology takes a back seat compared to the availability of a strong ecosystem of devices to support the business case.” He goes on to claim that many large operators now view LTE as the universal next-generation wireless broadband technology.

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