Tuesday, July 13, 2010
at 4:29 AM
The acquisition by RCom of controlling interest in eWave World and its intention of investing $ 500 million in rolling out WiMAX networks is an endorsement by one of the largest companies in India in the field of providing mobile and wireless solutions. Coming as it does on the heels of an announcement by Tata communications of investing $500 million in rolling out WiMAX networks in India, over $ 2 billion is now planned to be spent by the WiMAX companies for networks in India and other regions of the world ( Latin America, Middle east, Africa and Asia).
A series of Mobile network launches in the recent past ( Bulgaria( Max), Canada ( Inukshuk), USA( Craig wireless), Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, India and others) is now set to repeat a “GSM” in creating compatible wireless broadband networks which will soon have roaming arrangements as well.
Increasing availability of mobile WiMAX wave 2 devices with MIMO ( pre-certification as well as certified) and the quickening pace of certification by the WiMAX forum is increasing the mobile WiMAX ecosystem very sharply. The pace of developments in this field is very rapid after the operators are satisfied on the performance which can be achieved and the services which can be delivered over the WiMAX networks.
With Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint agressively defending the the doubts on rollout of XOHM, the scene for WiMAX is not so bleak. After over 350 trials around the globe commercial networks are being added one a week signifying a new trajectory for Mobile WiMAX in the world.