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Wireless Broadband Services 2008: 4G
Mind Commerce LLC, February 2008, Pages: 35
4G is envisioned to support a fully IP-based technology platform that is capable of providing 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps speeds both indoors and outdoors, with premium quality and high security. 4G will offer all types of services at an affordable cost. 4G is also being developed to accommodate the quality of service (QoS) and rate requirements set by forthcoming applications like wireless broadband access, Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), video chat, mobile TV, High definition TV content, Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB), minimal service like voice and data, and other streaming services for "anytime-anywhere".
There is a raging battle between WiMAX and LTE vendors over their future in the deploying of 4G technologies. Who will win this fight? How will vendors decide what to sell and to whom?
This report's goal is to provide a sufficient basis of understanding of the issues to facilitate a vendor's and a carrier's decision making process on wireless broadband.
Robert D. Crago NCE – Mr. Crago has been in the communications industry for over twenty years as a systems engineer, project manager and consultant to enterprise groups, telecommunications companies and vendors providing effective solutions. Mr. Crago’s consulting practice provides clients with technology migration, consolidation and transformation planning, implementation and integration processes having a direct effect to the bottom-line. Mr. Crago’s success has been in providing realistic ROIs to his clients.
P.J. Louis has over a quarter of a century's worth of experience in the telecom business. Mr. Louis is currently developing businesses in Asia and in the United States. Prior positions include Managing Director for Telecom Business Recovery in FTI Financial Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Vice President of Carrier Marketing & Product Management at TruePosition, Inc., a leading provider of wireless location services. Mr. Louis had also served as chief of staff for engineering in NYNEX (today known as Verizon). He has held a number of leadership positions within Bell Communications Research and NextWave Wireless. Mr. Louis is a former officer of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society - New York Section. Mr. Louis has been a senior member of IEEE for 26 years. Mr. Louis' experience includes leading sales and marketing organizations as well as technology organizations. Mr. Louis has been a featured speaker in telecommunications conferences and is the author of four McGraw-Hill books; Telecom Management Crash Course, M-Commerce Crash Course, Broadband Crash Course, and Telecommunications Internetworking.
About the Authors.
Wireless Broadband Services.
1. What is a Broadband Service?.
2. What Kinds of Networks Support Broadband Services?.
3. Why Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE, and 4G?.
4. Network Value Chain.
4a. Network Value Chain: The Wired Network.
4b. Network Value Chain: The Wireless Network.
4c. Network Value Chain: The Handset
5. Our Focus.
"The 4G Industry".
(Part Four of Four)
2. What is 4G?.
3. Three Approaches of 4G..
3a. 4G Approach #1 - Enhanced 3G or Extended 3G or Open Architecture.
3b. 4G Approach #2 - Long Term Evolution (LTE)
3c. 4G Approach #3 - WiMAX..
3c.i. WiMAX Rumors.
4. 4G Drivers.
5. Wi-Fi - Not a 4G Technology Today.
6. A Potential 4G Technology? Femtocells?.
7. Handsets: 2G, 3G and 4G - The iPhone.
8. Market Analysis - The Future of Broadband Wireless.
Summary and Conclusion.