This Case is about IT
PUBLICATION DATE: May 01, 2010 PRODUCT #: SM179-HCB-ENG
In the spring of 2010, Intel was related to as a vital champ for a brand-new broadband innovation called WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access). WiMAX was a brand-new area for Intel, and the business hoped it would yield the very same type of earnings and success for Intel that Wi-Fi had. Intel’s vision for the deployment of WiMAX progressed from repaired wireless (for broadband connection to companies and houses) to portable wireless (laptop computers) to mobile wireless (portable gadgets and high-end wise phones), as the business invested billions of dollars on acquisitions and financial investments in the WiMAX arena. Intel would have to produce a brand-new 4G environment to encourage devices produces to embed WiMAX innovation in its gadgets. WiMAX had a 2- to three-year lead over LTE, the size of the mobile operators currently dedicated to LTE threatened to make WiMAX a specific niche innovation.