Volume Lowered on Wimax Hype
Wimax: 3% of broadband users by '09
Responding to the same InStat study, the Enquirer
leads with "Wimax Likely to Have Limited Success"
, while Mobile Pipeline
runs the headline "WiMAX Could Alter Telecom Industry."
Both are responding to new predictions that the oft-hyped wireless broadband technology will likely only grab three percent
of total broadband customers world-wide by 2009 - if all goes well. That's a far cry from the Wimax hype of 2004
; many proclaimed it would quickly become a competitor for DSL and cable.