Considerable research was performed using the Internet. Information from various Web sites was studied and analyzed; evaluation of publicly available marketing and technical publications was also conducted. Telephone conversations and interviews were held with industry analysts, technical experts and executives. In addition to these interviews and primary research, secondary sources were used to develop a more complete mosaic of the market landscape, including industry and trade publications, conferences and seminars.
The overriding objective throughout the work has been to provide valid and relevant information. This has led to a continual review and update of the information content.
The report was developed for service providers, vendors, network operators and managers, Enterprise IT staff, investors and end users seeking to gain a deeper understanding of home networking opportunities and barriers.
The end users can also gain thorough understanding of product’s market and capabilities as well as the economics of using discussed technologies products to improve cost efficiency.
This report reflects features of the growing market for high-speed wireless home networks. It concerns only one technology – 60 GHz radio, which is gaining popularity due to several advanced features; such as an unlicensed spectrum, a huge allowed bandwidth (speed of transmission in Gb/s; and as high as 25 Gb/s), security and other that benefit users.
This radio is used mainly to satisfy requirements of bandwidth-hungry applications, such as uncompressed HD video, exchange information between multiple CE devices and transmission of large files.
Several varieties of 60 GHz radio technologies are analyzed in this report, including:
WirelessHD and IEEE 802.15.3c – WPAN
WiGig and IEEE 802.11ad – WLAN
The report also reflects contributions of such international organizations as ETSI and ITU to the 60 GHz radio standardization process.
This radio market, applications, standardization and the industry are addressed in the report. With introduction of relatively inexpensive 60 GHz ICs, home networking is positioned for success; and attracts all levels of supply chain as well as users. At the same time, the report emphasizes a very competitive environment in which this technology matures.