Global - Wireless Broadband - Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN)

Synopsis

Archived report. This report was archived in 2009 and has not been updated since. WiMAX and LTE have emerged over the last couple of years as the most likely candidates for Next Generation Mobile Networks. In 2009 LTE has gained strong support from many of the large of operators, with some conducting trials. Nokia also plans to develop a device for LTE networks, rather than continue its support of WiMAX. WiMAX is beginning to be seen more and more as a niche technology suitable for only some markets. This report provides high level analyses of the wireless broadband sector including statistics and forecasts. More detailed information on WiMAX, LTE and other technologies are also available from separate reports.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction: Next Generation Mobile (NGM)
    • 2.1 WiMAX and LTE (separate reports)
    • 2.2 Ultra Mobile Broadband (UMB)
  • 3. Market analysis 2009
    • 3.1 The ongoing promise of 3G
    • 3.2 Flawed mobile data business models
    • 3.3 The power of the mobile operators
    • 3.4 The contenders: WiMAX and LTE
  • 4. HSPA: The success story continues
    • 4.1 The HSDPA market
      • 4.1.1 Historical overview
      • 4.1.2 HSDPA statistics and growth
    • 4.2 The HSUPA market
      • 4.2.1 HSUPA statistics and growth
    • 4.3 HSPA is boosting the mobile market
  • 5. Personal wireless broadband
    • 5.1 Business models more important than technologies
  • 6. Key developments
    • 6.1 Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) Alliance
    • 6.2 Spectrum development analysis
      • 6.2.1 New technologies will lead a push for spectrum to be opened up
      • 6.2.2 Wireless broadband requires new spectrum ideas
    • 6.3 802.20 standard approved
  • 7. Other wireless broadband technologies
    • 7.1 WiFi
    • 7.2 Bluetooth
    • 7.3 UWB (Ultra-Wideband)
    • 7.4 South Korea’s WiBro
  • 8. Wireless broadband statistics and forecasts
  • 9. Conclusion
  • 10. Related reports
  • Table 1 – WiMAX deployments worldwide – mid-2008
  • Table 2 – Number of commercial HSDPA launches worldwide – 2006 - 2009
  • Table 3 – Number of commercial HSDPA operators by region – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 4 – Number of commercial HSUPA operators by region – early 2009
  • Table 5 – Number of WiFi hotspots worldwide – 2005 - 2008
  • Table 6 – Public WiFi hotspots – top 10 countries and top 10 cities worldwide – 2008
  • Table 7 – Installed base of Bluetooth devices worldwide – 2005; 2007; 2010
  • Table 8 – UWB enabled devices in use – 2007; 2011
  • Table 9 - Worldwide wireless broadband and HSPA subscribers – 2008; 2012; 2015
  • Table 10 – Worldwide WiMAX, LTE and HSPA market share – 2015
  • Table 11 – Wireless broadband and HSPA service revenue – 2010; 2015
  • Table 12 – Wireless broadband and HSPA market share in developing markets – 2008; 2015
  • Exhibit 1 – Mobile operators prefer LTE or WiMAX over UMB
  • Exhibit 2 – Definition: Long-term evolution (LTE)
  • Exhibit 3 – World’s first commercial LTE platform
  • Exhibit 4 – Examples of selected operators deploying HSUPA – 2007 - 2008
  • Exhibit 5 – Definition: Personal Wireless Broadband
  • Exhibit 6 – NGMN Alliance objectives

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Technologies

Mobile & Wireless Broadband and Media

Number of pages: 15

Status: Archived

Last update: 11 March 2009
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

NOTE: This report has been archived

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