Taiwan government authorities astounded at Intel WiMAX move

Intel’s announcement regarding its support on the WiMAX technology became very popular as the company’s decision affected the concerns of many people. According to the Taipei Times (one of the leading newspapers in Taiwan), a government official said that the authorities are trying to look at the possible consequences that the Intel move will have on both local WiMAX equipment producers and on its own scheme on LTE, which were already quite obvious.

Intel’s determination to regroup its attempts on WiMAX has forced the Taiwanese authorities to reconsider their stance on LTE, a long-running development, as the next 4G standard.

Over the past years, Taiwan has proved to be one of the strongest supporters of the WiMAX engineering science versus its major 4G rival, the LTE technology that is a long-running development. At present, Taiwanese firms are in full gear to distribute telecommunication equipment and electronics that back up WiMAX technology.

Government authorities are ordered to re-examine the state of the fourth-generation wireless (4G) policy through the end of this calendar month following Intel Corporation’s sudden move to break up the task force on WiMAX, an official said yesterday.

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