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Taipei 4G WiMAX Summit 2011

Taiwan's production value of WiMAX hardware, software and application services will increase to NT$60 billion (US$2.09 billion) in 2013, up from NT$15 billion in 2010, according to the National Science Council (NSC).

NSC has been promoting development of WiMAX under its Networked Communication Program (NCP), a national-level research project to develop networking/communication technologies. NSC has participated in the specification of WiMAX technological standards and hosted WiMAX Forum conferences as well as completed testing of WiMAX-based Internet access in a high-speed rail train at a speed of 300km/h, the agency indicated.

Taiwan-made WiMAX products and/or services have been introduced to countries in India, Indonesia and Malaysia in Asia, Kenya, South Africa and Swaziland in Africa, as well as Latin America markets including Mexico, Jamaica, Venezuela and Saint Vincent, NSC pointed out.

In addition, Taiwan-based makers have begun tapping new markets, including the Netherlands, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia and New Zealand, NSC indicated.

In addition to WiMAX, NCP covers IPTV service platforms, cloud computing, FTTx and key optical communication devices.