New Broadband Wireless Access Technologies Create Threats and Opportunities for Fixed and Mobile Carriers

DALLAS, Texas, October 17, 2006 – Improvements to Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) technologies have renewed the debate over the place in the telecom market for fixed and mobile WiMAX, traditional 3G technologies and their offspring – UMTS TDD, FLASH-OFDM and iBurst. New BWA technologies are expanding consumer services and selection, forcing mobile and fixed carriers to either upgrade or pursue a dual network strategy.

Alternative BWA technologies are evolving quickly. The biggest change in the BWA industry is undoubtedly the WiMAX ecosystem’s shift towards a new mobile standard. Alternative broadband wireless technologies have now been tested in actual conditions in many commercial deployments.

 These are some of the key findings from a new research report: “Broadband Wireless Access” published by IDATE and now available from Alexander Resources, a leading research, consulting and education firm specializing in wireless communications.

This new report provides a comprehensive examination of BWA market opportunities, technologies, spectrum, carriers, and manufacturers.

Other key findings include:

·        Manufacturers are developing light BWA infrastructure equipment for urban deployments, which would enable new entrants to compete in densely populated areas.

·        CDMA and UMTS evolutions will retain the lion's share of the mobile market, but alternative BWA technologies will gain strong positions in the wireless data segment.

·        BWA overlay of cellular sites could lower per Mb costs for premium services and offer greater traffic capabilities.

·        Several major operators with large blocks of spectrum may adopt a EV-DO/BWA or UMTS/BWA dual network strategy to fulfill increasing network capacity needs.

·        Driven by Mobile WiMAX, the initial timeline for the WiMAX ecosystem has been pushed further into the future, but its service proposition now seems more attractive.

·        Technology convergence, regulatory changes and increasing spectrum needs are creating an opportunistic environment, with all the players vying for the same spectrum.

Additional information on “Broadband Wireless Access” can be found at: http://www.alexanderresources.com/reports.htm or by contacting Alexander Resources at Reports@AlexanderResources.com or calling us at 972-818-8225.

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Alexander Resources is a leading provider of strategic consulting, educational services, and research reports to the wireless communications industry. Founded in 1990, the company’s clients include over 200 of the world's leading manufacturers and service providers of wireless communications networks, products, and services.

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