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Wi-Fi 2003: Worldwide Market Opportunities for Wireless LANs

  • ID: 39142
  • Report
  • June 2003
  • 70 pages
  • Pioneer Consulting
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Recent advances in technology have made commercial deployments of wireless networks possible, opening up a potentially huge business opportunity. Wireless connectivity offers benefits such as faster access speeds, user mobility, flexibility in use, and easy scalability of networks that in turn improve productivity and enhance competitiveness.

The wireless networking domain has seen the emergence of a number of standards. The alphabet soup of 802.11 standards seems to be ever widening. The term Wi-Fi, a common term used for the 802.11b standard has become synonymous with Wireless Local Area Networks (Wlans). Complementing and complementary technologies in the Wlan arena such as 3G, Bluetooth and HomeRF have gained strength. However, which of these will dominate the market remains to be seen.

Where is Wi-Fi headed? Will Wi-Fi emerge victorious in the battle among the upcoming Wlan technologies? What does the future have in store for Wlan? What are the economic considerations of deploying Wi-Fi vis-à-vis other technologies?

This report Wi-Fi 2003: Worldwide Market Opportunities for Wireless LANs provides the answers. The report offers insights into the business opportunities for Wireless LANs. In addition, the report reviews the technology landscape, the market segments and forecasts the future outlook.

Wi-Fi 2003 includes the following:

· Description of Wi-Fi technology along with competing and complementary technologies:
Technical details of Wi-Fi have been described in accordance with the Ieee standard 802.11. Current deployments of Wireless LAN Technology as well as anticipated and emerging developments have been discussed. Other technologies that are either competing with Wireless LAN or complementing Wireless LAN, such as Bluetooth, HomeRF, and HiperLAN, have been reviewed. An outlook on Wlan set-up costs has also been provided.

· Wireless LAN Marketplace:
Wireless LANs were initially used by enterprises in various verticals (warehousing, factory, healthcare, retail), but now they are increasingly finding applications in the general-purpose public space (cafes, airports, hotels) and homes. This transition in marketplace represents a tremendous growth opportunity. In this report, the Wireless LAN market has been divided into three segments namely home, public and enterprise. Technologies, applications, key drivers and barriers, and trends corresponding to all three domains have been discussed in detail. The report briefly analyzes the costs involved for deployment and maintenance of Wlans.

· Worldwide Wireless LAN Market Forecast and Analysis:
The report provides realistic estimates for the size of the opportunity in key geographies. It also examines the growing opportunities surrounding the rapidly advancing Wireless LAN market.

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Contents<BR><BR>Chapter 1 Executive Summary <BR>1.1 Wireless LAN Technology Landscape <BR>1.1.1 Introduction <BR>1.1.2 Networking technologies <BR>1.1.3 Technology concerns <BR>1.1.4 Costs <BR>1.2 Wireless LAN Marketplace <BR>1.2.1 Home networking market <BR>1.2.2 Enterprise market <BR>1.2.3 Public market <BR>1.3 Forecast Of Market Opportunity For WLAN <BR>1.3.1 Total Revenues <BR>1.3.2 Equipment revenues <BR>1.3.3 Service revenues <BR>1.4 Summary of conclusions <BR><BR><BR>Chapter 2 Wireless LAN Technology Landscape <BR>2.1 Overview of WLAN technology <BR>2.1.1 Historical use of WLAN technology <BR>2.1.2 Current deployments of WLAN technology <BR>2.1.3 Anticipated and emerging developments of WLAN technology <BR>2.2 Wireless LAN deployment alternatives and strategies <BR>2.2.1 WLAN system architecture <BR>2.2.2 Networking technologies <BR>2.2.3 Technology Concerns <BR>2.2.4 Cost heads <BR>2.2.5 WLAN set-up costs <BR><BR><BR>Chapter 3 Wireless LAN Marketplace <BR>3.1 Overview of the Home networking market <BR>3.2 Overview of the Enterprise market <BR>3.3 Overview of the Public market <BR>3.4 Home networking marketplace <BR>3.4.1 Consumer applications <BR>3.4.2 Market drivers <BR>3.4.3 Market barriers <BR>3.4.4 Trends <BR>3.5 Enterprise marketplace <BR>3.5.1 Vertical markets <BR>3.5.2 Market drivers <BR>3.5.3 Market barriers <BR>3.5.4 Trends <BR>3.6 Public marketplace <BR>3.6.1 Location hot spots <BR>3.6.2 Market drivers <BR>3.6.3 Market barriers <BR>3.6.4 Trends <BR><BR><BR>Chapter 4 Forecast Of Market Opportunity For WLAN <BR>4.1 Methodology And Assumptions <BR>4.1.1 Scope <BR>4.1.2 Model Forecasting Techniques <BR>4.1.3 Summary Of Logic <BR>4.1.4 Key Assumptions <BR>4.2 Worldwide Market Opportunity Forecasts <BR>4.2.1 Trends in revenues <BR>4.3 Regional Forecast Summary <BR>4.3.1 North America <BR>4.3.2 Europe <BR>4.3.3 Asia Pacific <BR>4.3.4 Rest of World <BR>4.4 Other Findings <BR><BR><BR>
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