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Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Fixed WiMax Subs to Pass 7M

By the end of 2009, there will be more than 7 million subscribers worldwide using broadband wireless services based on 802.16REVd technology, the fixed flavor of WiMAX, according to Untethering Broadband: WiMAX, 802.20, and Others, a new report from Parks Associates.

On June 24, 2004, the IEEE approved 802.16REVd as IEEE 802.16-2004, and the final edited standard will be published in late July. The new standard should encourage further development and innovation in fixed broad ...read more

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Alereon Demos UWB

Alereon, a leading Ultra Wideband (UWB) semiconductor company producing chipsets for the personal area networking (PAN) market, today announced it will demonstrate the first entirely in-house designed high-speed wireless USB platform at the 8th annual CONNECTIONSTM Digital Home Conference, in Dallas. With all Alereon developed MAC, PHY and Antenna technologies, the company is the first to show a complete end-to-end solution.

Alereon has turned its conference booth, number 303, ...read more

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Minorities Drive Handset Sales

Minorities will be a driving force in the mobile phone market, as high percentages within these segments are planning to buy a mobile phone in the next 12 months, according to Parks Associates' U.S. Mobile Market Intelligence. The report found nearly one-third (31%) of African-Americans and 14% of Hispanics are planning to buy a mobile phone within that time period, compared with just 10% of Whites.

Minorities were also more likely to be first-time buyers of mobile phones. Amo ...read more

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

Hotspot Service Revs to Boom

The U.S. hot-spot service market will exceed revenues of $800 million by 2007, according to Public Hot Spots: Moving beyond Road Warriors, the latest report from Parks Associates. Based on consumer surveys and interviews with service providers, Parks Associates estimates the 2003 service revenues for hot spots will be $105 million. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2003 and 2007 is approximately 50%.

"Although these service revenues will be a very small portion of ...read more

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