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Issue 48(04/2009)

Let us COMMUNICATE beyond technology and together understand the latest industry trends, analyze successful cases, find out about leading technologies and much more.
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Wu Hui, Director of Huawei Global WiMAX Solution Sales Dept: As a next generation wireless broadband access technology, WiMAX incorporates broadband, mobile, and IP to embrace the direction of future mobile networks.

Industry Forum

The WiMAX versus HSPA and LTE debate continues, yet the experience of MTN is a positive proof that the two technologies are complementary. Joos Louw, Senior Technology Strategist at MTN reveals their WiMAX strategy.

As the initiator and the strong advocate of WiMAX, what are Intel's strategy to further promote the WiMAX ecosystem and expectations for WiMAX development? Sean Maloney, Intel EVP, shared his insights.

How is the future development of WiMAX in the rapidly changing market? How does Huawei determine and tailor its WiMAX strategy? Zhao Ming, President of Huawei CDMA & WiMAX Product Line, gives more details.

Expert's View

The home and enterprise broadband market represents not just a fresh opportunity for mobile operators to increase income, but also a new engine and a key strategic drive for them to maximize core competitiveness.

To deliver broadband wireless network applications to consumers, especially low-cost broadband services, we need to leverage the new generation broadband wireless access (NGBWA) technology.

Main Topic

What is the major role of WiMAX? What business models apply to give value to operators and subscribers through WiMAX? An analysis of the mobile Internet industry can shed some light on these questions.

Creating new profit growth points and improving future market competitiveness through WiMAX let operators fully explore the broadband market. Mobile operators enjoy four distinct advantages in facilitating WiMAX network construction.

As a last-mile wireless broadband network construction technology, WiMAX promises to offer operators a powerful new competitive edge based on high throughput performance, excellent QoS, mobility and flexibility.

Industry Focus

How to Operate

Good network planning at the beginning sets the stage for successful building and operation of WiMAX networks. It is recommended for proper network planning to fully consider three aspects.

the integration of WiMAX with exiting networks is proving to be a viable solution that offers operators the ability to form a more operable, manageable and maintainable architecture.

n the mobile telecom market where competition is fierce, optimum indoor coverage can help operators take the lead in the market and improve user experience.


The three solutions Coverage Map, Portal and AP Manager are making WiMAX more user-friendly.

The ViewMAX video surveillance solution can be applied to a wide range of scenarios, including controlling traffic and monitoring unattended and urban areas, mobile environments, homes and enterprises.

When building hybrid WiMAX/2G networks, sharing of base station sites helps operators not only obtain economic benefits, but also secure windows of opportunity.

To maximize WiMAX advantages, operators must construct access control networks and service platforms that can ensure service security and reliability.

Leading Edge

Various wireless broadband technologies bring future communication dreams closer to reality. What can we predict for the future development of wireless broadband? What experiences can wireless broadband supply for society?