Wireless broadband competing with wireline

According to a study by Allied Business Intelligence (Oyster Bay, NY; www.alliedworld.com) due to the limitations of wireline alternatives, wireless broadband systems are becoming a popular alternative.

According to a study by Allied Business Intelligence (Oyster Bay, NY; www.alliedworld.com) due to the limitations of wireline alternatives, wireless broadband systems are becoming a popular alternative. Multichannel multipoint distribution services (MMDS) will account for over 5 million subs worldwide by year-end 2005. Europe will be the largest area of MMDS use by year-end 2005. Local multipoint distribution services (LMDS) will increase from less than 10,000 subs in 2000 to almost 2 million by year-end 2005. Broadband satellite systems will also contribute to the wireless broadband market, with 25 million subscribers worldwide by year-end 2007.

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