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Research and Markets: Fixed Wireless, WiMax, and WiFi Markets at $2.4 billion in 2004 are Anticipated to Reach $12.4 Billion by 2010

Research and Markets: Fixed Wireless, WiMax, and WiFi Markets at $2.4 billion in 2004 are Anticipated to Reach $12.4 Billion by 2010

Research and Markets (researchandmarkets. com/reports/c14679) has announced the addition of Fixed Wireless, WiMax, and WiFi Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2005 to 2010 to their offering.

(PRWEB) March 31, 2005

Research and Markets (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c14679 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c14679)) has announced the addition of Fixed Wireless, WiMax, and WiFi Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2005 to 2010 to their offering.

Consumer broadband adoption is accompanied by purchases of access points and adaptors. Wi-Fi adoption has been slower in the enterprise sector. Prices for consumer equipment have been falling faster than those for enterprise-grade systems. SOHO and consumer spending has outpaced that of enterprises. A big factor preventing greater Wi-Fi adoption in enterprise organizations has been lack of security. 802.11i is the protocol intended to ensure Wi-Fi network security. It gives organizations a much greater level of comfort with the technology.

Hot spot subscriber penetration of wireless subscriber markets does not detract from wireless subscribers using voice telephones that are possible to use while roaming and hot spot Internet access for data while traveling away from the home or office. Thus people will use both hot spot connectivity for data and wireless handsets for voice communication. As voice over IP (VoIP) becomes more common it may be that handsets evolve for use in hot spots to connect voice calls using the hot spot Internet access.

Wi-Fi has experienced an unprecedented rate of market acceptance, growing faster than Ethernet did at the same evolutionary stage. The availability of low-cost Wi-Fi clients and the increasing trend towards built-in Wi-Fi on mobile computing platforms will accelerate this growth. Just as Ethernet switches scaled Ethernet and made it more suitable for large enterprises, so also WiMax capabilities are achieving the capacity for campus and community scaling of fixed wireless systems. Base stations will make Wi-Fi more suitable for enterprise service provider deployments.

The WLAN market has grown exponentially. Demand is for mobility in and out of the office. Client devices meet the challenges of device mobility. Devices interoperate securely with WLAN infrastructures. Devices consistently provide features that support broadband applications.

The introduction of mobility into the WiMAX roadmap, is a complication. Many operators have made significant investments in 3G and Wi-Fi equipment. WiMAX is likely to play an integral part in many wireless broadband deployments going forward. WiMAX and 3G have different strengths and weaknesses. Economics and politics suggest they could conflict. Mobile WiMAX enable wireline and second tier operators without 3G licenses to challenge the larger Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs). Mobile WiMAX enables providers to disrupt the ability of other providers to earn a reasonable return on their investment. Opportunities for WISPs to use WiMAX services to complement 3G services in developing nations and create premium data networks exist.

Fixed Wireless, WiFi, and WiMAX markets at $2.4 billion in 2004 are anticipated to reach $12.4 billion by 2010. Forecasts for strong growth are based on the assumption that systems work well to transmit information from different locations where people congregate.

Key Topics Covered in this Report include:

  •  WiFi Market Shares
  •  Fixed Wireless, WiMax, and WiFi Market Forecasts
  •  Market Driving Forces for Wireless Services
  •  Fixed Wireless Applications
  •  Wireless Communications Market Trends
  •  Broadband Fixed Wireless Access Advantages
  •  Wireless Enhances Productivity
  •  Wireless Networking
  •  Fixed Wireless, WiMax, and WiFi Technical Challenges
  •  Wireless Network Technologies
  •  Business Center Technology
  •  Wi-Fi Alliance
  •  GPRS Wireless Technology Standard
  •  Medical Users of Wi-Fi RFID
  •  Fixed Wireless Pricing
  •  Enabling The Wireless Movement

Companies Profiled:

  •  Cisco/Linksys
  •  DLink
  •  Airespace
  •  Alcatel
  •  Broadreach Networks
  •  Cegetel Group
  •  Flarion
  •  Fujitsu
  •  Intel
  •  Lucent Technologies
  •  NetGear
  •  Pronto Networks
  •  Proxim
  •  rovingIP. net
  •  Siemens
  •  Symbol Technologies
  •  UT Starcom
  •  Vivato

For more information visit http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c14679 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c14679)

Laura Wood

Senior Manager

Research and Markets

Press@researchandmarkets. com

Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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