Infonetics Research: WiMAX market continues to defy TD-LTE doom-sayers: 3Q10 revenue up 8% The WiMAX market is battling through a tough year, with perceptions of the technology dented by the promise of TD-LTE.
*Service providers have stated publicly (including KDDI recently in Japan) that LTE is not sufficient to address capacity issues and they intend to adopt a broad 4G strategy that includes WiFi and WiMAX as complementary technologies.
* In 12 months, from 2009 to 2010, the number of WiMAX subscribers worldwide is more than doubling, from just under 3 million to more than 7.5 million
A Clear customer using 20 GB a month for $45. With Verizon and its usage caps on the 10 GB plan, the same person could be paying $180 a month.
ATT indicates that although Verizon now has LTE which is very fast, unless there is an upgrade to the non-LTE portion customers will experience a big dropoff in communication speed.