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Global - Mobile Broadband - WiFi has Key Role in Telecoms
Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd, February 2013, Pages: 13
Telecom Investment Research Note
In 2013 the use of WiFi hotspots continues to rise due to increasing popularity from smart phone and mobile device users. The status of WiFi technology is continuing to improve; creating a whole new range of opportunities in the WiFi market.
Smartphone users want faster, more ubiquitous and reliable connectivity, while operators are looking to squeeze every last bit of capacity out of their cellular networks. As a result, smarter WiFi is needed so that it can take on a more strategic role as part of the overall mobile network infrastructure. Ultimately users simply want the fastest and most reliable wireless connection they can get.
This report provides information on the key trends in the WiFi sector. The report is designed to provide current observations which may assist investors, analysts and industry participants in making investment and business decisions.
In 2013 there are over 850,000 WiFi hotspots around the world; In 2012 the Wi-Fi Alliance released the Wi-Fi Certified Passpoint standard to automate logins; Growth of the WiFi carrier equipment market will be driven by mobile operators deploying carrier WiFi to offload a portion of their mobile data traffic.
2. WiFi starts playing a key role in telecoms
2.1 Who will dominate the WiFi market?
3. Industry developments
3.1 Key developments for enterprise WiFi
3.2 Global WiFi roaming
3.3 Carrier WiFi equipment market exploding to $2.1 billion by 2016
4. Global WiFi market summary
4.1 Smart phone shipments
4.2 Number of wi-fi hotpots
5. Brief country case studies
5.1 UK WiFi/WLAN overview
5.2 South Korea WiFi/WLAN overview
5.3 USA WiFi overview
6. Other short-range technologies
6.1.2 Ultra-Wideband (UWB)
7. Related reports
Table 1 – Worldwide smart phone mobile device sales by quarter – Q2 2009 – Q2 2012
Table 2 – Number of public WiFi hotspots – top 10 countries worldwide – Early 2011; Early 2013
Table 3 – Global mobile capital expenditure (CAPEX) – 2010 - 2013
Table 4 – Installed base of Bluetooth devices worldwide – 2005; 2007; 2010; 2013
Exhibit 1 – Wi-Fi Direct
Exhibit 2 – United Kingdom - WLAN operator business models – 2012
Exhibit 3 – Bluetooth SIG