Liberty Telecom is expected to launch a commercial WiMax network in the Philippines soon. It currently offers a free trial service to certain clients. It’s available in metro Manila, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Makati and Quezon City. They’ve reported faster wireless connections compared to a fixed wired line or 3G connectivity.
Liberty is relying on WiMax and broadband internet to bring the company back to profitability and it’s expected to account for 90 percent of their projected sales and subscriber base. There’s a lot of competition in the Philippines for WiMax customers. San Miguel Corp. and Qatar Telecom are financial backers for Liberty. Globe Telecom launched a WiMax network, and Rival Smart Communications owns some WiMax frequencies in the country.
Liberty will be offering cheaper subscription rates for WiMax services in order to sign up the public soon. Rates may be offered for as low as P250 a month. It also claims that because of WiMax, it will become on par with other telecommunications companies in the country.
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