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Taiwan : WiMAX CPE industry shipment growth to accelerate in 2Q 2009

Posted on 26 May 2009 by Quantum Wimax

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According to research by the Taipei-based Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC), shipment volumes of Taiwan’s WiMAX CPE industry reached approximately 264,000 units in the first quarter of 2009, roughly maintaining the shipment level of the previous quarter. In the first quarter, 16e products were mainstream in the industry’s shipments, mainly due to their product compatibility and new product tenders in 2009. The industry’s shipment volume is expected to reach 413,000 units in the second quarter, and 485,000 units in the third quarter of 2009.

Even though shipment volumes remained level on quarter, shipment value declined 22.4% sequentially to US$29.5 million. This was mainly due to the fact that many manufacturers reduced prices in order to compete for new cooperation opportunities and tenders which caused ASPs to fall rapidly. The shipment share of 802.16e products exceeded 90% in the first quarter of 2009.

According to Analyst Xiang-Yu Yen, “16d shipment volumes are seeing large-scale declines, mainly due to product compatibility issues and new tenders. As 16e products feature downward compatibility, companies are adopting 16e products for 16d networks. The large-scale decline of 16d tenders is also contributing to the fall in 16d shipments. In the future, shipment growth momentum will mainly come from 16e products.”

Shipment growth momentum in the second quarter of 2009 is expected to increase, as WiMAX network deployment in regions around the world is becoming more comprehensive. Carriers such as UQ in Japan and Packet One in Malaysia have already entered wimax trial or commercial operation. Demand from WiMAX operators in emerging markets is also expected to stimulate WiMAX CPE growth.

According to MIC, WiMAX CPE orders to Taiwan makers from different regions started to increase in the second half of the first quarter. Originally, demand was unclear due to the economic downturn, and manufacturers had become more conservative in terms of material procurement. As material procurement was thus insufficient, new orders only made a small contribution to the shipments in the first quarter. Shipment of these orders was delayed to the second and third quarter. Meanwhile, in 2008 Taiwan-based equipment makers invested in making their products interoperable with major overseas vendors, and they also gained experience in 16e product and network terminal testing. These factors will help Taiwan’s equipment manufacturers obtain international WiMAX CPE orders, stimulating shipment growth in the second and third quarters.

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Introducing the Alvarion BreezeMAX 3650

Posted on 03 March 2009 by Quantum Wimax

alvarion-breezeMAX-3650The Alvarion BreezeMAX 3650 is a complete 802.16e-based WiMAX solution, providing superior coverage and capacity with fewer cell sites. As a cost-efficient solution operating in the 3650 – 3700 MHz frequency range, BreezeMAX 3650 is an easily expandable “future-proof” wireless network solution that enables you to get the most return for your investment.

The modular macro or micro base station includes a network processor unit and modules for up to 6 hot-swappable access units, plus additional power modules, making it easy to expand or upgrade at a minimal cost. Compatible with future 802.16e equipment BreezeMAX 3650 offers next generation Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) and end-to-end QoS for high-bandwidth applications including VoIP, video and high-capacity data sharing services.

The Alvarion BreezeMAX 3650 self-install CPE features Non-Line-Of-Sight (NLOS) technology for superior performance in obstructed or noisy environments. Six high-power antennas with Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Access (OFDMA) technology help provide the most stable indoor links for the highest subscriber satisfaction. Each indoor Access Unit supports up to four frequencies, offering link redundancy and reliability that is not available in other solutions. Four 3.5 or 5 MHz PHY channels provide RF 2nd order and 4th order diversity for enhanced performance.

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Main Features for the Alvarion BreezeMAX 3650

  • Advanced antenna technology, including 2nd and 4th order diversity and MIMO for increased coverage and capacity
  • Range of BreezeMAX base station configurations
  • Variety of CPEs for both outdoor and indoor use
  • Self-install CPE with patent-pending technology for stable connections
  • Future accessibility of WiMAX 802.16e standard equipment
  • Fixed and portable services to residential and business users located in rural, suburban and urban areas
  • Cost-effective, next generation Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) for high-bandwidth data, VoIP and multimedia services

Components the Alvarion BreezeMAX 3650

  • Modular Macro or Micro Base Station
  • Network Processing Unit (NPU)
  • Indoor/Outdoor Access Unit
  • BreezeMAX Si (self-install unit)
  • BreezeMAX Voice Gateway
  • Networking Gateway

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