Australia - Fixed Wireless Broadband Developments - 2008


It appears that in 2008 there will again be considerably more talk than action. A major set back has been the collapse of OPEL earlier in the year and it is still uncertain if there will be a role for WiMAX in the NBN. Other wireless developments from companies such as Unwired, Seven and Austar. Allegro, BigAir and Clever have been somewhat of a mixed bag. They are niche market players who are steadily extending their wireless reach in the market. Wireless developments in the utilities market for M2M applications are an interesting new development. However it seems that Intel is still pushing ahead with its in-built WiMAX chip plans for Australia.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. First WiMAX services
  • 3. Intel pushes with Australian WiMAX plans
  • 4. OPEL Wireless (Now Defunct)
    • 4.1 New regional network will include WiMAX
    • 4.2 Spectrum deal with Austar
    • 4.3 Opel maybe required to replicate Unwired’s WiMAX solution
  • 5. Wireless security under scrutiny
  • 6. Seven, engine and Unwired
  • 7. The OPEL – Seven question - (Historic)
  • 8. Vodafone predicts a WiMAX Revolution
  • 9. Wireless utilities
    • 9.1 Smart Grid developments
    • 9.2 Energy Australia’s WiMAX smart grid
  • 10. ACMA releases draft for new Australian Radiofrequency Plan
  • 11. Related reports
    • 11.1 Market reports
    • 11.2 Technology reports

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Last updated 8 Jan 2009
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Analyst: Paul Budde

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