South Korean companies have a pretty interesting plan to turn their version of (mobile) WiMAX aka WiBro into a global standard: go after some of the fastest growing emerging markets, and get the necessary scale to compete with rivals, mostly from the US. A few months of making a WiBro play in Brazil, South Korean companies are now targeting India.
Samsung , encouraged by some of the recent spectrum allocations in the 2.3 GHz to 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz bands in India, is now attempting to sell its gear which would allows 2 megabits download speed, and upload of 1 megabit per second. The company sees huge potential in the rural areas and regions that are off the main grids. Samsung vice-president (global marketing group) Dr Hung Song says the company is in talks with some Indian operators for the possible roll-out of WiBro in the near future.