Mobile WiMax is set to begin a battle with Wi-Fi and 3G networks in the UK. Nortel is pairing with Urban WiMax and Macropolitan to lead the way in this new venture.
The companies recently held a conference between the UK, Canada and the US using this technology on their laptops. Other trials are expected to follow.
In this situation timing is everything as the British Office of Communications is currently planning an auction of spectrum which could be used to convey mobile WiMax and other wireless technologies.
The first products to hit the market may come as early as the end of 2007 but a greater influx is expected by the end of 2008.