More bad news for WiMAX: Intel closes WiMAX Program Office

Digitimes reports that Intel is closing its WiMAX Program office in Taiwan (if that link does not work, try this one): ” Intel did not inform Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), which has signed a WiMAX cooperation MOU with Intel, as well as other partners in Taiwan in advance. Staff members of the WiMAX Program Office will be incorporated into Intel’s Mobile Wireless Group (MWG), PC
Client Group (PCCG), or Sales and Marketing (SMG) unit, depending on their skills. However, vice economic minister Huang Jung-chiou said in an exclusive interview with Digitimes that Intel’s
decision to back off from the WiMAX industry does not mean an end to Taiwan’s WiMAX industry.”

Other sorry WiMAX News from the past few weeks

(1) An analysis of WiMAX woes: WiMAX Goes Defensive

(2) WiMAX Operators falling like dead flies:

(3) Big WiMAX Operator in Russia commits treason: Yota dumps WiMAX in favor of LTE