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Who, What, Where, When, and WhyMAX

imax LogoWiMAX remains the biggest zero billion dollar market known to telecom. I’ve touched on this issue before (see Why does Intel Care About WiMAX?) and readers responded with a torrent of comments, none of which provided a convincing argument to me that WiMAX is substantially better than the evolution of existing 3G infrastructure.

In the absence of a conclusion, let’s turn to our friends in the marketing-research cabal.

Telephony magazine writes about a research report by The Yankee Group which projects 28M WiMAX subscribers in 2010 or 2011. That’s growth from around 250k to 28M in 3-4 years or 250,000 to 28,000,000 with all the zeros. Over 100x growth. In Less than 4 years. Bacteria aspire to growth rates like this.

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