Archived report. This report was archived in 2006 and has not been updated. To compete with fixed wire broadband, it is essential for reliable high-speed wireless technologies to be developed. The major areas where high-speed services are needed are mobile data communications, fixed wireless broadband used to bypass the incumbent fixed networks, spread spectrum technologies, broadband satellite and digital TV/datacasting. The new technologies include the intermediate mobile standards like GPRS, the emerging 3G standards, and the fixed wireless technologies WiFi, WiMAX and a range of proprietary services operating in 3.4GHz band. This report discusses the issues facing wireless broadband, and describes the fixed wireless technologies.
2. Infrastructure Options
3. Bypassing the fixed network bottleneck
4. The concept of Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
6. Mobile-based Infrastructure
6.1 Fixed/mobile telephone substitution
6.3 4G: WiFi/GPRS/3G combination
6.4 Is there a role for 3G in broadband?
6.4.1 Is WiFi the CT2 of the day?
6.4.2 Mobile networks are not well suited for data
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