31.43 mln WiMAX subscribers in Asia-Pacific

From a lean base of 0.27 mln in 2006, total WiMAX subscribers in 16 Asia/Pacific countries are expected to reach 31.43 mln by 2012, In-Stat reports. The Asia/Pacific WiMAX market will grow to $8 bln in 2012. The South Korean version of mobile WiMAX, Wibro services, was commercialized in June. Carrier spending of WiMAX and WiMAX-backhauled WiFi network equipment will escalate from $394.9 mln in 2006 to $2908.9 mln in 2012.