Mobile WiMAX to connect 8% of global broadband subscribers in 2012

Mobile WiMAX will connect 8% of the world’s 1.1 bln mobile broadband subscribers by 2012, accounting for nearly 88 mln users worldwide, according to Parks Associates. 52% of these subscribers will be from Asian countries while North and South America will account for another 28%. Approximately 160 mln cellular subscribers, 6% of all cellular subscribers, were using a mobile broadband service at the end of 2006. Two-thirds of these mobile broadband subscribers used UMTS technology, and the remainder used CDMA EVDO.