Soon, the number of WiMAX users in Taiwan will reach 782,000 by the end of 2011 according to the Report of '2007 Asia – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Taiwan'.
According to the study, the high level government promotion and support for the technology coupled with a robust local WiMax equipment industry saw the country award Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) 2.5GHz licences in June 2007. The government is also planning to launch Commercial WiMAX service in 2008. The study reports that M-Taiwan, a government initiative is keen to turn Taiwan into a wireless broadband island. The project aims to strengthen ICT infrastructure and create an atmosphere which will aid in speeding up the development, manufacturing and marketing of WiMAX technology. The study predicts that it will see most competition from WiMAX in niche market segments initially, and later, as Wi MAX catches on, in the mainstream market as well.