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From Softpedia, 21 March 2008 :

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"Motorola announced it has completed the first successful trial of WiMAX technology in Thailand. Conducted in cooperation with United Information Highway, the trial is the first in a series of WiMAX engagements planned by Motorola in Thailand.

The event follows United Information Highway's acquisition of a trial license from the National Telecommunications Commission last year. Using Motorola's WiMAX solution, United Information Highway tested the broadband technology in Bangkok and Phuket to evaluate WiMAX traffic channeling capabilities in these areas.

"The successful trials with United Information Highway affirms WiMAX as a feasible wireless technology for the roll-out of cost-effective broadband services to urban and remote areas within a short deployment time frame," said Eric Starnes, general manager and regional director of South East Asia, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. "We believe that mobile WiMAX solutions will give United Information Highway differentiating advantages in expanding wireless broadband offerings and other value-added services to their customers."

Bangkok and Phuket were selected for the trial because of the high demand for broadband services in these areas. WiMAX technology will enable service providers to offer their users better wireless broadband services, such as Virtual Private Networks, video streaming, VoIP and online games. United Information Highway is currently assessing the use of Motorola's mobile WiMAX technology to provide low-cost broadband services to corporate users and travelers. . . . ."

Does anyone know how far along this project has come and whether commercial implementation in Phuket will be forthcoming? Thanks.

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Wimax was just an side step while waiting for LTE in the mobile networks. Something to think of, while 3G and HS(D)PA were done already. There had been some trials with (mobile) Wimax, but none seemed to be an great success.

In an island like Phuket wimax could have been a good solution. Although the speeds would have not been impressive as in the power-point slides.

-Pekka

Does this mean that there will not be a commercial rollout anytime soon? Thanks.

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We've had WiMax from TOT for four months now and have not had a single break of service. The speed is good Just checked and download speed is 708 kbs.

Interesting.. WIMAX should be a LOT faster than that..

You sure you dont have CAT's CDMA wireless broadband service ??

So if its WIMAX are you involved in the trial or some pilot test ?? Obviously must be as theres no commercial service yet.

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We've had WiMax from TOT for four months now and have not had a single break of service. The speed is good Just checked and download speed is 708 kbs.

Interesting.. WIMAX should be a LOT faster than that..

You sure you dont have CAT's CDMA wireless broadband service ??

So if its WIMAX are you involved in the trial or some pilot test ?? Obviously must be as theres no commercial service yet.

Yes it is TOT WiMax and no, its not a test as far as I know. I went in, asked for high speed internet and they gave me WiMax.

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Sounds amazing.. As I have heard nothing on TOT offering WiMAX to the public in any press etc..

Which TOT office ?? What WiMAX hardware are you using ?? Whats the monthly costs ??

Your sure your not on the CAT CDMA system ?? With the C-MoTECH USB adapter (650 now 680) etc.. Not to beat a dead horse but you know the differences I am assuming ??

As I said WiMAX has the potential to be MUCH faster than that.. 700 kbps range is typical for the CAT CDMA.

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