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Global WiMAX market set for strong growth in 2008

With the emergence of more WiMAX devices as well as initiatives by telecom services providers, the global WiMAX market is set for robust growth in 2008, according to Sriram Viswanathan, managing director of Intel Capital and general manager of Intel's WiMAX program office. Viswanathan made the remarks on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific WiMAX Conference and Exhibition, which ran from May 14-15 in Taipei.

A number of new WiMAX devices will debut in 2008, including built-in WiMAX modules for notebooks utilizing Intel's forthcoming Motevina platform, 802.16e-compliant CPE (consumer premise equipment) products and PCMCIA cards, Viswanathan noted. WiMAX networks being set up around the globe starting in 2007 will gradually commence commercial operations in 2008 and will encourage development of the world's WiMAX industry, Viswanathan stressed.

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News source: DigiTimes

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