I am sure that you have heard all kinds of things about the performance, future and viability of WiMax.
Here are the latest developments:
Beceem announced it is shipping more than 1 million mobile WiMAX chipsets in per quarter, an indication that WiMAX devices are ramping up.
Beceem Communications filed for an initial public offering of up to $100 million. The WiMAX chipset vendor said the move is an attempt to capitalize on the continued growth of mobile broadband. The company, which counts Clearwire as a major customer, said it plans to be listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbol "BECM." One major strategic investor is Intel, with a 20.3 percent stake. Intel is also an investor in Clearwire, and supplies chips for laptops with built-in WiMAX modems.
Clearwire Extends 4G leadership in the US. Will cover 120 million US subscribers by 2010. To offer service in Los Angeles, Miami, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, in addition to already offering services in New York City, Houston, Boston, Washington DC, Kansas City, Denver, Minneapolis, and San Francisco.
Clearwire to Launch Services in Malaga, Spain.
Clearwire Launches Services in Baltimore, Portland, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Honolulu and Maui. Plans to cover 120 million subscribers by 2010.
Beceem Communications, the leading provider of 4G chip solutions, announced today the launch of "4G Turbo," a number of Uplink performance improvements to the company's industry-leading 4G - WiMAX chips. The 4G Turbo improvements further extend the performance of Beceem's chips, and the features can be used in any WiMAX network as they work with every Wave 2-compliant 4G - WiMAX base station.
Japan's UQ Communications said it will launch its mobile WiMAX network in Tokyo, Yokohama and Kawasaki by the end of this month. The company began a soft launch this week and is recruiting friendly customers. UQ Communications is offering the service at a flat-rate price of $50 per month, although the service will be free until July.
WiMAX chip vendor Beceem Communications announced an integrated LTE/WiMAX chip--the BCS500--the company said will support up to 150 Mbps downlink speeds. Beceem, which has always been a staunch advocate for WiMAX technology, said it is building the chip so that devices will able to seamlessly roam between LTE and WiMAX and between time division duplex and frequency division duplex configurations.
In a move to ensure the widespread adoption of mobile WiMAX, Intel announced an agreement with the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) to jointly establish a development center for Moblin, a software platform for building applications that run on devices based on Intel Atom processor technology.