Liberty Telecom to launch WiMAX service

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 20 2010 07:19 PM | Updated as of Jan 21 2010 04:11 AM

MANILA, Philippines - After a 2-month free trial, Liberty Telecom Holdings Inc. is set to commercially launch its WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) service in the Philippines.

Liberty is expecting its WiMAX and Internet broadband services to bring the company back to profitability, as these are seen to account for more than 90% of its sales and subscriber base.

Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. was the first to deploy WiMAX as a cost-efficient alternative to cable and digital subscriber line (DSL) in bringing wireless broadband access to the public.

WiMAX can provide speeds of up to 1 Mbps, which is 33% faster than commercially available Wi-Fi services.