BuddeComm Intelligence Report - WiFi has Key Role in Telecoms
It must be recognised that WiFi plays a key role in the telecoms environment of the future. The use of WiFi hotspots continues to rise due to increasing popularity from smart phone and mobile device users. The status of WiFi technology is continuing to improve; creating a whole new range of opportunities in the WiFi market.
Smartphone users want faster, more ubiquitous and reliable connectivity, while operators are looking to squeeze every last bit of capacity out of their cellular networks. As a result, smarter WiFi is needed so that it can take on a more strategic role as part of the overall mobile network infrastructure. Ultimately users simply want the fastest and most reliable wireless connection they can get.
This BuddeComm Intelligence report provides unique and valuable information on the global WiFi sector including its role in the future, broad business models, key global statistics, industry developments of note and brief information on other short range technologies.
The wi-fi market is slowly but surely getting ready for these more sophisticated WiFi products. This level of sophistication is emerging in enterprise and carrier markets, but it will, of course, eventually find its way into the hotspot market, where it will become the critical hub for the rapidly increasing home network market. One example includes the new Wi-Fi 2.0 technology which allows mobile devices to automatically select a Wi-Fi hotspot based on information from advertised Wi-Fi access points that tell the device which networks are available for service and which hotspots support roaming to the user's home service providers. A major development is offering free Wi-Fi which is sponsored by the marketing or advertising companies. The boom in Wi-Fi is resulting in a growing WiFi carrier equipment market.
Companies mentioned in this report:
Wi-Fi Alliance; Ruckus; netBlazr Inc.
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