WiMAX SERVICES: THE FUTURE
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
—Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future (1962)
WiMAX is in its early days yet. It is emerging in a world which is dominated by cellular mobile networks. The economies of scale and the resultant impacts on cost are yet to be realized for WiMAX. So what makes it likely that it will succeed at all? How likely is it that all the services which we are attributing to it in the domains of multimedia broadcasting, mobile broadband internet, and universal connectivity will be realized?
While making forecasts for the future, companies normally take recourse to the use of past data on growth and revenues from different ...