DigiTimes claims the IEE is planning to complete its draft for the 802.16j standard within two weeks.
Representative of the III were participating in the IEEE meetings held in San Francisco last month to formulate the drafts for the WiMAX 802.16m and 802.16j standards.
Being able to participate in the IEEE meeting for the formulation of the draft standards since 2006, the III has submitted a total of 116 proposals, with 65 having been accepted by the IEEE, said the III.
The formation of the 802.16j standard could result in a strong demand for WiMAX relay stations, which Taiwan network-equipment makers could focus on developing, indicated the III, noting that the institute also plans to launch related relay station products. With III's proposals focusing on technologies related to WiMAX relay stations, Taiwan makers may possess an advantage when bargaining for cross-licensing agreements with international players, III noted.