Video Streaming-Wireless Local Distribution Technologies and Markets

Video Streaming-Wireless Local Distribution Technologies and Markets

Streaming media usage has grown exponentially over the past few years, both for entertainment purposes and as a vehicle for organizations to market, sell, and support their products and services, as well as for internal communications and training. For many such organizations, streaming video has transitioned from a "nice to have" curiosity to a mission critical technology. Streaming media has become an integral part of the Internet experience for both consumers and enterprise users.

The streaming video content market is growing; some analysts predict that the size of this market can reach more than $3.5B in 2015.

This report addresses markets and technologies for uncompressed streaming video/audio (A/V) wireless local distribution (usually in a single room). Such communications between PCs, smartphones, displays and similar devices require usually gigabits per second transmission rates, lower latency and other characteristics that can be supported by some evolving and existing technologies.

Several developed technologies and their markets are analyzed and compared to present a rich landscape of transmission methods, which can differ in such main properties as the transmission band, speed of transmission and implementation specifics. The report reflects the industry trend towards a wider use of Wi-Fi broadband technologies for the discussed purposes.

Particular, the following transmission technologies have been addressed:

  • WirelessHD: 60 GHz radio technology originally introduced by SiBeam. The standard was developed by the WirelessHD Alliance.
  • IEEE 802.15.3c.
  • IEEE 802.11ad – 60 GHz WLAN.
  • ECMA-387.
  • IEEE 802.11n.
  • IEEE 802.11ac.
  • IEEE 802.11ax.
  • WHDI – based on the Amimon development: 5 GHz technology.
  • WIDI – developed by Intel.
The report provides the in-depth market analysis segmented by technologies and supported by the industry experts. It also collects the surveys of multiple industry players’ portfolios.

The major trend emphasized by this report is that the Wi-Fi innovations (particular 802.11ad, 802.11ac and future 802.11ax and other) will lead the addressed in the report market segment. It is envisioned that similar to 802.11 a,b,g,n embedded electronics that can be found in all major CE devices, the next generation of broadband Wi-Fi will allow to add streaming uncompressed A/V to the arsenal of supported wireless signals. More than that, the industry sees great potentials in utilization of tri-band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 60 GHz) devices. The Wi-Fi is winning due to ubiquity of this technology and a huge existing industry.

The report is developed for a wide audience of technical and marketing specialists that work in related segments of telecom and IT industries.

1.0 Introduction
1.1 Streaming Video
1.2 Varieties
1.3 Goals
1.4 Research Methodology
1.5 Target Audience
2.0 Criteria
3.0 60 GHz Technologies
3.1 Types
3.2 Specifics
3.2.1 General
3.2.2 Spectrum
3.2.3 Indoor Behavior
3.2.4 Antenna Focus
3.2.5 Progress in Chip Technology
3.2.6 Challenges and Objectives
3.2.7 Summary
3.2.8 Examples: 60 GHz IC R&D and Vendors
Hittite (acquired by Analog Devices)
3.3 Standardization
3.3.1 Regulations
3.3.2 Applications
3.4 WirelessHD
3.4.1 Specifics Consortium Goals Specifications: General
3.4.2 Details
3.4.3 Completion Architecture
3.4.4 Compliance Verification
3.4.5 Synopsis
3.5 IEEE 802.15.3c
3.5.1 Further Details
3.6 Products Examples
Silicon Image
3.7 802.11ad
3.7.1 60 GHz Wi-Fi - Benefits and Issues
3.7.2 WiGig Alliance Specification (v1.0) WiGig Protocol Adaption Layer Specifications WiGig Bus Extension and WiGig Serial Extension WiGig Display Extension Finalization Union
3.7.3 Standard Status Coexistence Scope Channelization PHY MAC Specifics Summary
3.7.4 Industry
Beam Networks
Wilocity (acquired by Qualcomm in 2014)
3.7.5 Potential Market Market Drivers Usage Models Estimate
3.8 ECMA
3.8.1 ECMA-387
2.6.2 ECMA and WiHD
3.9 ETSI
3.9.1 EN 302 567 V1.2.1 (2012-01)
3.9.2 TR 102 555
3.10 ITU-R
3.10.1 Applications
3.10.2 Modulation and Data Rate
3.10.3 Beam Forming
3.10.4 Spatial Reuse
3.11 Comparison
3.12 60 GHz WPAN: Example
3.13 Advantages and Challenges: Summary
4.0 802.11n Development
4.1 802.11n Status
4.1.1 Environment
4.1.2 Draft v. 1.0
4.1.3 Draft v. 2.0
4.1.4 Further Developments and IEEE Approval
4.2 IEEE 802.11n and Wi-Fi Alliance
4.3 802.11n Technology Specifics
4.3.1 Major Advances MIMO Spatial Division Multiplexing OFDM Channel Bonding Packet Aggregation
4.4 PHY and MAC
4.5 Major Standard Features: Summary
4.5.1 Specifics
4.5.2 Channel Bandwidth
4.5.3 Backward Compatibility
4.5.4 Adaptation
4.5.5 Security
4.5.6 Enhancements
4.6 Benefits and Applications
4.6.1 Benefits
4.6.2 Applications
4.7 Market
4.7.1 Drivers
4.7.2 Market Forecast Model Assumptions Estimate
4.8 MIMO and 802.11n
4.8.1 MIMO Specifics: 802.11n
4.8.2 High Throughput (HT) Station (STA) Features
4.8.3 Basic Concept
4.8.4 MIMO Contributions
4.9 WiDi
4.10 Industry
Aerohive (APs)
Aruba (APs)
Atheros-Qualcomm (Chipsets, WUSB)
Buffalo (Router, AP)
Belkin (Routers, Adaptors, WUBS)
Broadcom (Chipsets, WUSB)
Cisco (AP)
Celeno (HD Video Streaming)
D-Link (Routers, WUSB)
Marvell (Chipsets)
Meru (Family of Products)
Motorola Solution (Tools, AP)
Netgear (Router, AP)
OvisLink (Router, WUBS)
Redpine Signals (Chipsets)
Ruckus (AP, Multimedia)
Quantenna (chipsets)
TrendNet (Routers, AP, WUSB)
ZyXel (AP, Router, WUSB)
5.0 802.11ac Development
5.1 General – Improving 802.11n Characteristics
5.2 Approval
5.3 Major Features: Summary
5.4 Major Benefits
5.5 Usage Models
5.5.1 Phases
5.6 Projections
5.7 MIMO in 802.11ac Standard
5.7.1 Comparison MU-MIMO vs. SU-MIMO Beamforming
5.7.2 Estimate
5.8 Industry
Redpine Signals
6.0 IEEE 802.11aa
6.1 General
6.2 Status
6.3 Details
7.0 IEEE 802.11ax
8.0 Amimon - WHDI
8.1 General
8.1.1 Amimon
8.1.2 Consortium
8.2 WHDI Technology
8.2.1 Coding
8.2.2 OFDM and MIMO
8.3 Products
8.3.1 Chipsets
8.4 Specification
9.0 Conclusions
Figure 1: 60 GHz Transmission Examples
Figure 2: 60 GHz Unlicensed Spectrum – Global Allocations
Figure 3: WirelessHD System Architecture
Figure 4: Channelization
Figure 5: 802.11ad MAC
Figure 6: PM: Tri-band Wi-Fi Chipsets Sales – Global (Bil. Units)
Figure 7: PM: Global Sales Tri-band Wi-Fi Chipsets ($B)
Figure 8: TAM: Gb Wi-Fi Global
Figure 9: 60 GHz WPAN Example
Figure 10: 802.11n MAC
Figure 11: Frame - Illustration
Figure 12: TAM: Global Sales – Wi-Fi Chipsets ($B)
Figure 13: TAM: Global Sales – Wi-Fi Chipsets (Bill. Units)
Figure 14: TAM: Global Sales – 802.11n Chipsets ($B)
Figure 15: TAM: Global Sales – 802.11n Chipsets (Bil. Units)
Figure 16: 802.11n Market Geography
Figure 17: Channel Assignment
Figure 18: 802.11ac Consumers AP Shipping-Global (Mil. Units)
Figure 19: 802.11ac Consumers AP Shipping-Global ($B)
Figure 20: Projections: Global MU-MIMO 802.11ac Consumers AP Sales ($B)
Table 1: Losses (dB)
Table 2: Antenna Beam Width
Table 3: Quality vs. Speed
Table 4: Characteristics
Table 5: WVAN Characteristics
Table 6: PHY Characteristics
Table 7: WLAN Usage Models
Table 8: 802.11ad Major Features
Table 9: Examples: Modulation and Coding Schemes (MCS)
Table 10: Summary
Table 11: SC Rates
Table 12: OFDM Rates
Table 13: 60 GHz Wi-Fi Usage Models
Table 14: Radio Characteristics
Table 15: 60 GHz Technologies
Table 16: Comparison
Table 17: Draft 1.0
Table 18: 802.11n PHY
Table 19: Comparison: 802.11 Family Members Transfer Rates
Table 20: 802.11n Enhancements
Table 21: 802.11n Advantages
Table 22MIMO PHY Characteristics
Table 23: Major Properties
Table 24: Specifics
Table 25: Rates
Table 26: Usage Models
Table 27: Implementation Phases
Table 28: 802.11n vs. 802.11ac

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