Global - WiMAX - Fixed Wireless Analyses - 2006


Archived report. This report was archived in 2006 and has not been updated. Wireless broadband allows new operators to avoid the stranglehold that the incumbent carrier has on the local access market. The opportunities reside in niche sectors in the developed market, mainly in regional areas and where the deployment of true broadband networks is slow. In emerging markets, wireless broadband could well be the only option available and much larger deployments can be expected there. Customer demand for more bandwidth and regulatory emphasis on deregulation and competition has boosted interest in wireless broadband as an alternative access technology to the local loop. This report includes analysis of the Fixed Wireless market, with an emphasis on WiMAX.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. The promises of fixed wireless
    • 2.1 Bypassing the fixed local loop
    • 2.2 Clear benefits
  • 3. The problems of fixed wireless
    • 3.1 Dozens of competing technologies
    • 3.2 Questionable qualities
    • 3.3 The economics of wireless
  • 4. Opportunities of fixed wireless
    • 4.1 Slow moving incumbents
    • 4.2 Room for a 20% market share
    • 4.3 Regional opportunities
  • 5. Fixed Wireless Broadband developments – Mid 2006
  • 6. Repositioning
    • 6.1 The wireless battle with DSL has been lost
    • 6.2 Limited roll-outs
    • 6.3 WiMAX - Taking on mobile
  • 7. Wireless broadband in telemetry
  • 8. Mobile TV and WiMAX could be a good match
  • 9. Spectrum Developments
    • 9.1 New technologies will lead a push for spectrum to be opened up
    • 9.2 Wireless broadband requires new spectrum ideas
  • 10. WiMAX and BPL
    • 10.1 The wireless and BPL alternative?
    • 10.2 WiMAX versus Homeplug
  • 11. The WiMAX backbone alternative
    • 11.1 Standardised wireless forging ahead
    • 11.2 Big boost from WiMAX
    • 11.3 Don’t be too afraid of the incumbents
    • 11.4 DSL always depended on incumbents
    • 11.5 WiFi jungle
    • 11.6 Public hotspots for consumers a waste of money
  • 12. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Global wireless broadband market subscribers – 2003 - 2008
  • Table 2 – Wireless broadband market share by region – 2005

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Number of pages 12

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Last updated 26 Sep 2006
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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