On Oct. 22, the Taiwanese government signed memorandums of understanding with various global telecom suppliers -- including Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola, Nokia Siemens Networks and Sprint Nextel -- to help the country build a WiMAX broadband infrastructure. The project is part of $664 million in projected WiMAX investments nationwide between 2006 and 2008.

Taiwan will be second only to the United States in WiMAX investments, according to a report from the Market Intelligence Center, which states that U.S. investments are expected to top $3 billion during the same period. Worldwide investments in WiMAX are expected to reach $5.2 billion.

 

Read the report.