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Wireless Internet Access Over Unlicensed Spectrum: An Alternative to 3G Mobile Data Networks

  • ID: 6753
  • Report
  • May 2002
  • 136 Pages
  • Pioneer Consulting
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E-commerce. DSL. WAP. M-Commerce. Umts. Is Wireless Internet the next candidate for dashed dreams and business failures? Early market entrants such as Metricom and MobileStar have met with failure. Will they be joined by others? Additionally, some investors are shying away from committing the funds necessary to build yet still another type of wireless network to compete alongside 2.5G and 3G networks. At the same time, however, great strides are being made in the wireless Internet arena. Manufacturers are developing new wireless Internet products, improved and faster standards are coming to maturity, and corporations and homes are going wireless in increasing numbers. Can this be the market where investment dreams are realized after all?

Amidst the mixed signals, hype and confusion, a realistic, pragmatic view is needed. The Wireless Internet Access Over Unlicensed Spectrum: An Alternative to 3G Mobile Data Networks report serves this need by offering an up-to-date, unvarnished view of the wireless Internet access market. The report focuses on demand drivers, the use of unlicensed spectrum, customer targets, technological developments, and market models for service providers. Utilizing a quantitative demand model, it provides worldwide and regional, multi-year forecasts of network equipment and service revenues that realistically size market opportunities for vendors and service providers alike.
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Chapter 1: Executive Summary

Chapter 2: Overview of Study
2.1 Definition of Unlicensed Spectrum
2.2 Scope
2.3 Objective
2.4 Methodology

Chapter 3: Wireless Internet Access Overview
3.1 The Wireless Internet: Reality over Hype
3.2 Drivers of Market Growth

3.2.1 Overall Internet Growth
3.2.2 Fixed Wireless Access
3.2.3 Mobile Phone Growth
3.2.4 Palmtop and PDA Growth
3.2.5 Corporate Data Access
3.2.6 Increasing Mobile Requirements
3.2.7 Telematics
3.2.8 Application Development
3.2.9 Technology Breakthroughs
3.3 Major Issues

3.3.1 Inadequate Bandwidth
3.3.2 End-User Devices
3.3.3 The Missing "Killer App"
3.3.4 Disillusioned Market
3.3.5 Constricted Financing
3.4 Major Conclusions

Chapter 4: Unlicensed Spectrum: Technologies and Markets
4.1 Major Uses of Unlicensed Spectrum

4.1.1 Cable Replacement
4.1.2 Specialised Equipment
4.1.3 Mobile Network Access
4.1.4 Voice Access
4.2 Standards Development Bodies

4.2.1 IEEE
4.2.2 ETSI
4.2.3 Major Industry Bodies
4.3 Regulatory Environment
4.4 Network Development

4.4.1 Network Access Equipment
4.4.2 Air Interface Equipment
4.4.3 End-User Devices
4.4.4 Software
4.4.5 Network Topologies
4.5 Technologies used with Unlicensed Spectrum

4.5.1 WiFi (802.11b)
4.5.2 Bluetooth
4.5.3 HIPERLAN/2
4.5.4 802.11a
4.5.5 802.11g
4.5.6 802.11 Enhancements
4.5.7 HomeRF
4.5.8 DECT
4.6 Competing Technologies

4.6.2 UMTS (3G)
4.6.3 TETRA
4.7 Major Issues

4.7.1 Site acquisition
4.7.2 Cost of rollout
4.7.3 Roaming
4.7.4 Contention
4.7.5 Interoperability
4.7.6 Security
4.7 Major Conclusions

Chapter 5: Enabling the Customer: Equipment and Service Provision
5.1 Equipment Provision

5.1.1 Market Developments
5.1.2 Channels
5.1.3 Strategic Relationships
5.1.4 Major Issues
5.2 Service Provision

5.2.1 Market Developments
5.2.2 Channels
5.2.3 Strategic Relationships
5.2.4 Major Issues
5.2.5 Business Models Mobile Operators Infrastructure-only Players Traditional ISPs Wireless ISPs Fixed/VPN Operators
5.3 Major Conclusions

Chapter 6: Market Forecasts: Global and Regional
6.1 Forecasting Methodology
6.2 Site and Subscriber Forecasts by Year
6.3 Service Provision Revenues Forecast by Year
6.4 Systems Sales Forecast by Year
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