2008 Breakout Year for Mobile WiMAX Deployments

2008 promises to be a breakout year for WiMAX, according to
presentations scheduled for the upcoming 2007 WiMAX World USA Conference
& Expo in Chicago. Top executives from key industry players such as
Intel, Sprint Nextel, Motorola, Samsung Electronics, and Nokia Siemens
Networks will be joining leading market analysts to discuss how and why
WiMAX is poised to revolutionize the mobile wireless sector.

"WiMAX for mobile broadband is coming of age,"
says Berge Ayvazian, conference co-chair and chief strategy officer at
Yankee Group.

"WiMAX World USA is an ideal
opportunity to find out first hand, from the key players who stand at
the centre of this revolution, what we can expect to see in the months
to come - from the latest technologies and
industry partnerships to regulatory changes and global deployment

For the first time ever, senior executives from Sprint, Clearwire, IBM,
Bell Canada, Motorola, Samsung, Intel and Nortel will be joining forces
to address the issues that are capturing market attention, including:

  • How WiMAX will compete with/complement today's
    dominant enabling technologies, including 3G
  • Where WiMAX fits in the context of evolving spectrum regulations
  • How WiMAX deployments will vary by region from Latin America to Europe
    and Middle East/India
  • How WiMAX stacks up versus 3G HSPA and LTE in the global mobile
    broadband market
  • The operational costs and issues of WiMAX network deployment
  • Where industry players stand on incorporating WiMAX into their
    existing strategies
  • Why 2008 is the breakout year for WiMAX and its role in shaping the
    mobile Internet of the future
  • How WiMAX will change the face of mobile content delivery

The WiMAX World agenda features five tracks over 3 days, featuring 35
WiMAX and mobile broadband service providers from the U.S. and
worldwide. "It's a
unique opportunity to get the broadest perspective on where we really
stand, and the level of cooperation that has been achieved in supporting
WiMAX deployment," explains Ayvazian.

The Mobile Broadband Executive Summit at WiMAX World will include a "no
holds barred" debate between executives from
Qualcomm, Ericsson, Texas Instruments and Telecom Italia regarding the
best road to 4G mobile broadband. The Summit will also feature a
roundtable of leading mobile broadband service providers and a session
on how the upcoming FCC 700 MHz auction will affect the wireless
broadband industry.

In addition to the Mobile Broadband Executive Summit, the show will also
feature the WiMAX Solutions Theater, which will be located on the
exhibition floor during expo hours on September 26 and 27. This
dedicated solutions stage will feature product briefings from more than
20 of the world's leading solution providers,
enabling attendees to evaluate competing technologies in an educational

As the largest and most established global event devoted to WiMAX, the
2007 WiMAX World USA Conference & Expo, which is being held September 25
to 27 at McCormick Place in Chicago, will feature an estimated 230+
exhibitors and sponsors -- including 35 WiMAX
operators and service providers -- and over
200 thought-provoking speakers.

For additional information on WiMAX World, or to inquire about
sponsorships or exhibiting, visit www.wimaxworld.com.

WiMAX World 2007 also features top sponsorships from: Motorola, Sprint,
Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Intel, Nortel, Samsung, Alvarion, Aperto,
Nokia-Siemens, picoChip, Redline Communications, Telsima, Airspan,
Beceem, Comsys, Ericsson, Fujitsu, General Dynamics, LCC, Navini,
Proxim, RF Magic, Siemens, Starnet, Soma Networks, Tropos, Venturi
Wireless, Verso, WiChorus, and ZTE. A full sponsors list can be viewed
at: http://usa.wimaxworld.com/sponsors.shtml

About WiMAX World Conference & Expo

Now in its fourth year, WiMAX World Conference & Expo is the largest
global event series focused on WiMAX and mobile broadband. WiMAX World
Conference & Expo is dedicated to providing a balanced view of where
WiMAX stands today and what role it will play in the future of one of
the fastest-growing market segments in the world --
wireless and mobile broadband. Last year over 7,000 professionals
registered for WiMAX World in the USA and Europe. In 2007, WiMAX World
is produced in Asia, Europe and the USA and will draw over 10,000 people
and 230+ sponsors and exhibitors. For more information, visit www.wimaxworld.com.

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