Broadband Wireless System (WiMAX) Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2005 to 2011

Report # SH29821426 | 473 Pages | 130 Tables and Figures | 2005


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WiMAX Market Assessment

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WiMAX Market Shares and Forecasts

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Wireless Communications Market Trends

WiMAX Applications

Broadband Fixed Wireless Access Advantages

Wireless Networking

WiMAX Wireless Price/Performance Products

WiMAX Forum Certification Laboratory

Wireless Network Technologies

WiMAX Forum

Business Center Technology

Wi-Fi Alliance

Wireless Mobility For Small Business

Wireless Enhances Productivity

Hot Spot Access Points

Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2005 to 2011

WiMAX is available in 2006 for commercial deployment. Infrastructure: requires backhaul to feed wireless network, base stations. The spectrum uses both licensed and unlicensed band.

WiMAX is a strong contender for high mobility enterprise applications. As the cost of WiMAX approaches that of WiFi, WiMAX becomes the next generation of wireless broadband technology. WiMAX targets multiple site mass metropolitan applications.

WiMAX is a lot like WiFi, but unlike WiFi's 200 Meter range, WiMAX has a reach of one to 25 to 30 KM, offering a way to bring the Internet to entire communities without having to invest billions of dollars to install phone or cable networks. WiMAX can deliver favorable cost, reach, security, and usability.

During the aftermath of hurricane Katrina in the U.S. gulf coast, the communications infrastructure collapsed, except for WiMAX, putting a spotlight on market opportunities for broadband wireless systems for all major metropolitan areas. UTStarcom equipment was used in combination with WiMAX switches to achieve connectivity.

Within five hours of the arrival of graduate students with a wireless network after hurricane Katrina struck the gulf coast, anyone with a laptop at the hospital where the network was installed could send e-mail, surf the Web and send instant messages. With an Internet telephone, they could make and receive calls over the connection that is similar to a low-priced DSL link.

To expand coverage, the students deployed broadband wireless equipment to set up additional wireless access points and mesh them together to form a single cloud that could extend for more than 10 miles. The military-grade equipment works even if one node goes down.

Worldwide WiMAX switch wireless WiMAX market forecasts at $34.5 million dollars are at 2005 anticipated to reach $19.9 billion by 2011. Broadband wireless markets are anticipated to grow as a result of the lower cost of implementing infrastructure using the WiMAX systems.

Companies Profiled

Aperto Networks
Broadreach Networks
Cegetal Group
Cisco Systems
D-Link Systems
eLEC Communications
Lucent Technologies

Pico Chip Designs
Pronto Networks
Solectek Corporation
Symbol Technologies
UT Starcom

Report Methodology

This is the 260th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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