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Maravedis Reveals WiMAX is on Track to Compete For Dominance in the Wireless Markets; Multimode 802.16e Pushes WiMAX onto the 4G NGMN Front Burner.

MONTREAL -- Maravedis today announced the publication of its fourth edition of "WiMAX and Broadband Wireless (Sub-11GHz) Worldwide Market Analysis and Trends 2006-2012" report.

WiMAX is on track to compete for mainstream wireless markets according to Maravedis Report "Nothing points out the immediate course into mass market development than the planned introduction of multimode WiMAX mobile plus cellular semiconductors and devices," said Adlane Fellah, Senior Analyst at Maravedis, and co-author of the report.

A REPORT THAT EVOLVES WITH THE MARKET

This 800-page report provides a comprehensive analysis of the broadband wireless market, technology trends, regulation as well as Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The document also considers the experience of service providers whilst providing an overview of key emerging countries-BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), in addition to an in-dept analysis of municipal markets.

Highlights of the Report include:

--Service providers are examining fixed mobile convergence to reverse ARPU decline.

--Service providers care about certification, standardization and economies of scale in the medium to long term, but they want robust equipment with NLOS capabilities today.

--The cost of indoor CPE will fall to US$75 by 2008, which will in turn boost the proliferation of WiMAX.

--BRIC countries will represent one third of accumulated BWA/WiMAX subscribers by 2012.

--Lack of spectrum allocated for WiMAX China and India is of concern, and may impact WiMAX adoption if not resolved by 2008.

--The essential IPRs (patents) for WiMAX technology being held by different and non-dominant companies will provide WiMAX the opportunity to emerge as being a lower cost technology.

--The WiMAX equipment market is forecasted to reach an annual US$6 billion in 2012, and will have generated accumulated revenues of US$15 billion by then.

--Maravedis predicts an accumulated 87 million BWA subscribers by the end of 2012, 67 million of which will be WiMAX subscribers.

About Maravedis

Maravedis is a leading objective, third party research and analysis firm focusing on Broadband Wireless technologies including WiMAX, 802.20, TD-CDMA and Wireless Local Loop Systems. Maravedis' Mission is to be the most trusted bridge between the world of fixed-mobile convergence and the world of real deployments and sound business models.
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