Mobile WiMax Gets 80 Million Users By 2013
Sometimes I think these companies like Jupiter Research make these predictions just to boost their own sense of self-importance. Take the latest buzzword technology–in this case Mobile WiMax–come up with some reasonable sounding numbers–will get 80 million users by 2013–and then publish a report about it. The press and the blogosphere go wild.
These may be highly educated guesses, or at least well-paid guesses, but they’re just that: guesses. We don’t really know if WiMax will be viable yet, let alone the mobile variant. I know WiMax is out there and in use, but I have no real idea how well it works, or will work under heavy load. Do you? Let me know what you think!