WiMAX 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.