WiMAX and other new high-speed wireless technologies are likely to
take market share from 3G as well as DSL. In a white paper research
firm TelecomView says that WiMax will supplement and in some cases
replace 3G, DSL and other wireline technologies to provide broadband

WiMAX offers high-speed wireless data connections over a range of
around 30 miles. The technology features both increased range and
download speeds compared to WiFi (802.11x), which is intended to
provide coverage over small areas. Along with WiFi, other
fixed-wireless broadband systems currently exist, including hardware
that can deliver services over several miles. But many of these also
require "line of sight" between a transmitter and receiver to
function - WiMAX does not.

TelecomView estimates that WiMAX will capture more than 40 per cent
of the wireless broadband market, leaving 3G with less than 60 per
cent in 2009. In addition to stealing market share from 3G, the
report suggests that WiMax will also be a threat to fixed-line
high-speed broadband services.


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