Samsung's Mobile WiMAX Solutions Reach 200 million people
Published on: 23rd Aug 2010
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Samsung Electronics says that WiMAX networks based on its network infrastructure can now cover 200 million people, with 3 million subscribers across multiple networks. Samsung provides its equipment to 56 Mobile WiMAX operators in 34 countries. Samsung is present in 13 countries in Asia, 8 countries in Middle East and Africa, 7 countries in Europe and 6 countries in the Americas.
In 2010, operators are actively putting network roll-out plans into practice, Samsung Mobile WiMAX is expected to accommodate more than 300 million populations by end of this year.
Samsung estimates that the number of Mobile WiMAX subscribers using its technology exceeded 3 million in July 2010 and reaches 8 million by end of the year. As several operators plan to launch commercial Mobile WiMAX services in the second half of this year, the number of subscribers is expected to grow further continuously.
Samsung forecasts the total number of Mobile WiMAX subscribers across the industry will exceed 20 million in 2010 and 45 million in 2011.
Woonsub Kim, Executive Vice President and head of Telecom Systems Business at Samsung Electronics said, "More than 70% of Mobile WiMAX operators are new-comers such as Greenfield operators, Wireless ISPs, Broadcasters and service providers, and they are eager to provide differentiated and innovative services at a low cost. The flexibility of Mobile WiMAX gives these service providers a range of new opportunities because it can be adapted to a variety of devices including handsets, netbooks, tablet PCs, digital cameras as well as a range of consumer electronics."
More than 160 operators in 76 countries are providing or are preparing to offer commercial Mobile WiMAX services.