KT to join WiMAX Board
Just learned from Mo Shakouri, chair of the WiMAX Forum marketing forum, that there will be an announcement tomorrow that South Korea's KT will be joining the WiMAX Forum board of directors. According to Dr. Shakouri, "KT is investing a billion dollars in bringing WiMAX to consumers." This follows the decision by Samsung to combine their Wi-Bro efforts with mobile WiMAX.
South Korea will have the first consumer mobile broadband service in the world, in operation using Wi-Bro technology in mid-2006. The rest of the world will wait for mobile WiMAX, expected in mid-2007.