Fixed WiMAX will find its best uses in the third world while mobile WiMAX will become the broadband of choice in the developed world, according to a new report from West Technology Research Solutions (WTRS). The study says the technology will have 31m subscribers globally by 2010 with Africa accounting for 12 per cent of this. Given its ease of use and less stringent power requirements, fixed WiMAX will show the greatest growth in Africa. The report says that opportuinities for fixed WiMAX are much brighter as it offers a lower coast infrastructure than wired equivalents. “WiMAX is especially well suited to applications found in emerging country markets, driven by a requirement to provide communications capability to the population in spite of limited existing infrastructure” says Kirsten West, founder and principal analyst with WTRS.After the Edge and experimental UMTS, that had been deployed, the WiMAX deployment is planned for this year in Tunisia.