||The new generation wireless broadband access technology-WiMAX（Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access）, possessing advanced features, such as higher transmission rates, longer transmission distances and wider coverage, is considered as one of the key technologies that can affect the future development of wireless telecommunications industry. Taiwan has ranked it a priority developing industry and has integrated the strengths of industries, government agencies, academia and research institutes to aggressively promote it in order to establish a more complete miniature of WiMAX industry chain. |
For the purposes of attracting information industry to enter this field, encouraging new applied services and development and achieving the goal of bringing services to push forward industry, the National Communication Commission（NCC）has issued 3 wireless broadband access business licenses in both north and south areas on July 2007. The bid-winners all adopts WiMAX technology to set up broadband mobile network, and provides services. Thus, at present, the wireless broadband access business is equal to WiMAX business. Therefore, the development of WiMAX industry plays a decisive role in Taiwan’s economic development, its effecting level to the whole economic impact deserves analyzing and researching carefully.
Based mainly on the Input-Output model, this study uses ex post facto comparison group and domestic concepts to combine the viewpoints of industrial analysis with the categories of 2004 Input-Output Table published by National Statistics, Executive Yuan, R.O.C., and then, adjusts Input-Output Table into 40 departments according to the policy of developing WiMAX that aggressively pushes forward the equipment and applied service fields. After that, defines related industries of network setup area and proceeds industry categorizing. Furthermore, this research does the analysis of Input-Output related effects and of multiplier effect so as to determine the role what it can play in the whole economic system. In the meanwhile, this study predicts the economic benefits of future development in setting up WiMAX and the operating period and the spurring effect of other related industries. The following are the research results：
1. In the next 3 years period and 5 years period of developing WiMAX network, the estimated total amount of investments will 21,549 million NT dollars and 37,291 million NT dollars each . It is predicted that there will be a whole output of domestic economic system of 34,489 million NT dollars and 59,685 million NT dollars; the created income effect will be 7,675 million NT dollars and 13,282 million NT dollars; the employment will be 7,588 jobs and 13,131 jobs each.
2. In the next 3 years period and 5 years period of operation, the estimated final demand variation amount will be 18,006 million NT dollars and 101,961 million NT dollars each by WiMAX services to customer. It is predicted that there will be a whole output of economic system of 27,063 million NT dollars and 153,249 million NT dollars; the created income effect will be 11,760 million NT dollars and 66,595 million NT dollars; the employment will be 4,766 jobs, 26,987 jobs.
In sum, the promotion of WiMAX network construction will have positive influencing effect on the domestic economic growth and the development of every kind of industry.