Monday, 27 February 2012

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Rapid Progress in Wireless Communication Technology Drives WiMAX
Phenomenal growth in the wireless communications market is spurring uptake of wireless interoperability for microwave access (WiMAX)-based products. In fact, WiMAX is likely to become the third most widely used high-speed Internet access technology after digital subscriber line (DSL) and cable modems, which are its key competitors. WiMAX’s rising popularity can be attributed to the incorporation of specifications and standards that boost end-user confidence. In addition, WiMAX’s success in mass markets coupled with the increase in the number of technology providers is likely to make WiMAX more accessible and affordable. It also provides the much-needed capital for further investments in research and development for the continued advancement of the technology.

This research analyzes promising areas of next-generation wireless communications technologies and focuses on the future size and structure of the industry. The study also evaluates key technology drivers and the challenges facing WiMAX technology. Participants can identify potential collaborators, stay ahead of the competition, and keep abreast with critical developments.

Mobile Communications Proving to be Key Area of Growth for WiMAX

Mobile communications such as broadband wireless access is a strong driver for WiMAX. Service providers have already deployed 3G or 4G cellular services for access to advanced voice, video, multimedia, and broadband data services. 'WiMAX is standards-based - making it more affordable and competitive in the mass market,' says the analyst of this research service. 'As most mobile broadband users employ 3G or wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) subscriber units, a gradual movement to voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) on WiMAX technology can also be expected.'

WiMAX is likely to find greater acceptance in data communications. Notebook computers and personal digital assistants (PDAs) are likely to incorporate the technology. Hybrid Wi-Fi and WiMAX with user access through Wi-Fi and backhaul by means of WiMAX is another emerging trend.

WiMAX holds Untapped Revenue Potential in Underserved Areas

Growing competition and product maturity in the broadband access domain compels suppliers to seek growth opportunities for WiMAX in underserved areas to create new customer bases and increase market share. 'The prime customers for WiMAX are likely to be rural and outlying areas where the cable and DSL infrastructure is limited,' says the analyst. The WiMAX standard supports mesh topology and smart antenna technologies that increase coverage and throughput especially in extreme environments.

In such cases, the wireless Internet service providers (WISPs) work in tandem with local utilities and governments to deliver voice services in addition to high-speed data. As prices equalize, WiMAX can look towards upstaging DSL - particularly in Asia and Eastern Europe.

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