WiMax is losing credibility as a facilitator of technology that helps Middle East countries to stand at par with developed nations in connectivity.
As per the OECD report, much of the wireless technology's success depends on availability of spectrum. As its mobility stands restricted worldwide to certain spectrum bands, it may pose a problem. The report also highlighted that WiMax could raise serious privacy and security concerns by enabling wireless surveilla- nce over long distances. The report has been seen as a blow to supporters of WiMax, which has been talked of as the next step up from WiFi and third-generation mobile networks.