The USA is failing our schools. As a result, our students are behind in all aspects of learning. In a study including 35 developed nations, the US placed 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math. I am writing this as NBC is broadcasting their 2011 Education Nation conference this week. Could 4G broadband be the answer to our current educational woes?
2010 holds a lot of promise for WiMax, companies, consumers and bystanders are waiting to see how the technology develops. Many companies are looking to expand WiMax services, devices and offer new devices for consumers. LG and Sprint are looking to launch a new smartphone at Consumer Electronics Show on January 6. Clearwire is looking to raise more money by offering another round of common stock.
In international development, Mada commenced WiMax offerings in Jordan. Mobily extended its coverage area in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Qtel announced its plans to offer service in the Philippines. Huawei also announced its first commercial WiMax venture in India. Wanteen Telecom is looking to expand WiMax service in Pakistan. Mauritius got started in the WiMax game too.
In CPE news, companies are getting ready to show off their new products at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 7-10. Intel is showcasing a new WiMax chip. Sprint also released the latest WiMax modems, including a 3G/4G router that mobile phone connection for the internet. Green Packet continues to influence WiMax development, it secured contracts for CPEs in three countries located in Asia Pacific.
Many wireless experts are looking to the early part of 2010 to see whether WiMax can become mainstream and others are waiting to see how LTE develops and which one becomes the choice for the developed nations. WiMax will continue to grow in developing countries, companies are planning on unveiling many different devices and services for WiMax, so for now, WiMax is the 4G technology that’s most available so it’ll continue to grow as long as consumers are looking for the next best thing.
There’s studies being done about how WiMax can be used by emergency services and other public safety departments for municipalities and governments.
Top 5 Stories of the Week:
1. Clearwire’s looking for another round of funding
2. Sprint Unveils Smart Phone at CES
3. First WiMax network in India
4. New Study Released about WiMax use for public safety.
5. New Wireless router from Sprint leaks online
Fact/Figure of the Week: $361 million, figure Clearwire is raising in another round of stock offering to improve their Clear brand.
A report from Frost & Sullivan titled “Assessment of Wireless Broadband for Public Safety”, finds that wireless technologies such as WiMAX and LTE offer immense promise in enhancing the standard of public safety communications globally.
The result would be WiMax and other wireless broadband technology is likely to increase use in public safety in the next few years. Governments worldwide clearly understand the role of wireless broadband technology after numerous unforeseen terrorist attacks and unanticipated natural disasters revealed the loopholes in emergency communications. This result means governments have eased their regulatory environments by lowering the barriers to entry for foreign companies and releasing dedicated spectrum for public safety.
“IP-based communications is one of the most significant drivers of wireless broadband for public safety communications, as it solves one of the fundamental challenges faced in this segment – interoperability,” notes Technical Insights Research Analyst Anirudh S. Srinivasan. “Besides its ability to connect disparate radio systems and frequency bands, the IP platform also enables future technologies to be incorporated as and when required, without getting stuck with a single vendor or protocol.”
Internet-provider based communications makes it simpler and easier for public safety networks to operate because of bandwidth usage. WiMax would provide more broadband data services to fixed and mobile public safety users. Public safety would have a multilayer network capable of supporting seperate technological standards by using multiple radios capable of operating in several frequency bands would offer the best environment for offering a versatile wireless broadband network.
The next three to six years are anticipated to be crucial for wireless broadband technologies’ development. Analogue television spectrum is anticipated to be cleared by most countries and auctioned off for mobile broadband operators in the near future. A part of this spectrum is likely to be used for public safety communications in many of these countries on the same lines as in the United States.
While wireless connectivity provides greater flexibility and near-ubiquitous coverage, security issues still pose a major roadblock to wider adoption in this segment. Counter-terrorism agents and law-enforcement officials cannot risk having criminals and terrorists gaining access to critical information. Apart from this, the need to integrate high standards of resilience and on-the-move mobility adds to the complexity of wireless broadband deployment.
Synergistic partnerships between the industry and governing bodies can help deal with such impediments dogging the market landscape. The onus is on companies to garner support … Read the rest
Briefly introduce yourself and your company. My Name Aleksander Freylekhman and I am Sales Manager for North America at Axxcelera Broadband Wireless. My focus for the company is channel management and business development. Until recent I was working for Winncom Technologies Corp. an international distributor for Wireless Broadband Solutions as a Product Manager. Axxcelera is a manufacturer of Wireless Broadband equipment. We provide Pico-type WiMAX based PtMP (Point-to-Multipoint) solutions for 3 and 5 GHz as well as high capacity PTP (Point-to-Point) solutions for licensed and unlicensed spectrums. Our philosophy is delivering products to the market with highest value to the dollar ratio and we’ve successfully being achieving this goal.
Nokia recently called WiMax the “wireless Betamax”. Would you agree with this statement ? WiMAX is not the only BWA technology available on the market today, that being said we see fixed WiMAX as a very strong and competitive technology for today and into the future. It’s is too early to say how it will compete with rival such as LTE since we are still at least 2 years away from technology being commercially available.
From a business standpoint, how is the economical downturn affecting the Wimax Industry ? If is difficult to find a recession proof industry. However, organizations and service providers are still growing. Public safety as well as video surveillance sectors are being developed, mostly the mentality and approach has changed. Today, customers are looking for biggest value purchase and this is where Axxcelera takes a strong position. We provide solutions with low maintenance and support, more bandwidth, better services often at longer distances at lower capital investment.
Several major wimax operators have recently stepped into developing WiMax services in rural areas as part of the Rural Broadband Stimulus Package. Would you consider this a smart move ? Being a WiMAX company, it’s always good to hear that WiMAX networks are growing in size and quantity. Knowing that BWA is the preferred vehicle of delivering bandwidth to rural and/or underserved communities gives a nice stimulus for every WiMAX manufacturer.
As an innovative 4G solutions provider, where does Axxcelera foresee more opportunities ? Would it be on the international or domestic market ? Both international and domestic markets are good areas to target our resources. Due to our unique and highly portable platform we offer WiMAX solutions for both arenas. International customers can … Read the rest
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