Just as the people in Africa are close to seeing their very first WiMAX commercial networks get deployed, Taiwan is also moving one step forward regarding the same, after an initial investment from Intel Capital.
Intel CEO Paul Otllini has announced that Intel Capital, the company’s global investment arm, plans to invest NT$386 million or about $11.5 million on Vmax, which is Taiwan’s WiMAX licensee.
Thanks to this handy chart of WiMAX deployment updates in Taiwan compiled by DigiTimes, we have some kind of confirmation as to Vmax chair CK Liu’s claims of a WiMAX deployment by the first quarter of 2009. It is said that Samsung Electronics and Alvarion will be the equipment providers for the said project.
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