Reliance WiMax Operations Worldwide in Red

Much has been talked about and written about how WiMax will get everybody connected online. However, the Shangri-La picture painted by WiMax lobbyists is far from the ground reality. Here are some facts about Reliance Communications’ WiMax operations across the world.

Reliance Communications – RCom has multiple WiMax subsidiaries across the Globe and all are in Deep Red with some without any customers / revenue. Here is an excerpt

  • Reliance WiMax Limited (Formerly Gateway Systems (India) Limited) – Booked a Loss of INR 47.8 mn on revenues of 1.59 mn
  • Reliance WiMax World BVI (Formerly eWave World Limited) operating in British Virgin Island reported a loss of USD  10.75 mn
  • Reliance WiMAX World BV operating in The Netherlands reported a Loss of 7.7 mn without any income
  • Reliance WiMAX Guinea BV reported a Loss of USD 69,000 without any income
  • Reliance WiMAX Sierra Leone B.V. reported a loss of USD 49,000 without any income

eWave World Limited, a UK company focused on the rapidly developing market for wireless telephony services using the WiMAX technology standard was acquired by RCom in April-2008. RCom moves swiftly where it smells money and hence is now pushing EVDO based Reliance Net Connect Broadband+ in a big way and WiMax broadband has taken a back seat for now. Reliance, Tata Photon and BSNL EVDO are chasing the 6 mn Road Warriors who don’t mind paying for good quality broadband 🙂

Till date, WiMax is a failure, at least in India. [Prove me wrong, with data] However, I will do my home work especially on Wimax and 3G and revisit WiMax vs EVDO Vs 3G with respect to broadband services in India.

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