Motorola as the pioneer in WiMax technology acquisition is now leading the bandwagon of telecommunication companies’ march toward wireless world. Even Nokia, Sprint and Samsung have joined the trend of cellular networks patronizing WiMax technology.
WiMax comes in two spheres which are the fixed location and the mobile. The WiMax 802.16e-2005 is the mobile version and is gaining more recognition and popularity since it has more promises of speeds in various applications and devices which is different in using the fixed point connection.
The year 2008 is the climax of WiMax launching itself to cellular networks. However, there are still influencing challenges that may change to target projection of WiMax since more strategies in extending WiMax technology are at stake. With this known, WiMax is indeed facing challenges that involve multiple interoperability standards, various allocations of frequency in specific area and country and pricey devices for consumers.
To prevent the defeat of WiMax with challenges being imposed right in front of its face a research was conducted envisaging the years ahead of Wimax particularly in providing services to cellular networks.
The numerous profiles existing in different regions of the world operates differently. This means WiMax devices have to spend extra expenses to support all profiles present in a certain region using the WiMax device. The entry of WiMax in the competition among cellular networks resulted in the cost reduction of the wireless date services of cellular network providers.
Hence, WiMax should come up with an effective and ideal cellular carrier strategy or strategies to maintain its position as wireless network provider. This is also necessary to further move its position in the cellular industry and gain more WiMax subscribers.