Overcoming the Challenges of WiMAX Deployment in 700MHz Band
The economics of the wireless systems is the major consideration when choosing the technology, the deployment strategy and the modes of operation. It determines the investment required to deploy a network, the expense required to operate it and the operator's profit margin. In the context of WiMAX technology, a careful evaluation of the economics of the network is even more crucial. Since WiMAX technology was born into a tough world where competing alternatives such as ADSL, fiber and high speed cellular technologies already exist, WiMAX needs to have a significant advantage over these incumbent technologies in order to justify the initial deployment cost, the operation cost and to successfully compete over time in a reality of ARPU erosion.