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Taiwan WiMax rollout heats up as deadline looms

Dan Nystedt | Jan. 19, 2010
Six companies should have WiMax networks up and running in Taiwan by March

WiMax high-speed wireless technology has been promoted globally as a speedier replacement for the Wi-Fi technology found in coffee shops and elsewhere.

As part of M-Taiwan, the government has offered generous research grants and co-investment to companies on the island to help jump-start WiMax services. The government will continue to funnel grant money into WiMax applications and testing facilities to make the service more attractive, Wang said.

The government hopes that by promoting WiMax early on, Taiwanese manufacturers will benefit from the global deployment of WiMax products.

 

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