Wireless broadband services based on WiMax technology could be made available in the UK in the coming months, according to reports.
Talking to PC Pro, Martin Petheram, Director of Commercial Development at UK Broadband, said the company is close to confirming plans on how it can be made available.
He explained that the firm's aims would be to create a wholesale business network in "vertical" markets.
"In some areas this will include working with the public sector, but WiMax will have a role to play in providing a universal service commitment for broadband in rural areas," he told the website.
"Current networks in many areas are overburdened in terms of capacity, and we could address these issues by working with partners to offload capacity from the mobile networks."
Figures from the WiMax Forum suggested that over 110 new projects based around the technology were launching across the globe last year.