Last month, Intel announced the Asian Broadband Campaign:
an effort that will provide broadband wireless consulting and expertise along with silicon and technical services.
They have social development goals:
Once broadly deployed, the countries hope the [WIMAX] technology will help them meet the United Nations Millennium Development goals to eradicate poverty and hunger, expand primary education, promote gender equality, reduce child mortality, combat diseases, ensure environmental sustainability and develop a global partnership for development by 2015.
It’s now in the Philippines. Intel is testing the wide area wireless network in Leyte and Bukidnon, in partnership with the CICT. The solution aims to bring connectivity to these areas where the topography prevents the deployment of traditional broadband.
Intel is of course in the WIMAX camp in the 3G versus WiFi/WIMAX race.