Regional - Broadband - WiMAX - Africa, Middle East - 2005


Archived report. This report was archived in 2005 and has not been updated. With ever increasing demand for broadband access and regulatory emphasis on deregulation and competition, wireless broadband is attracting attention as an alternative to the incumbent carriers. It started with WiFi in the early 00s, but this was only successful in business applications. Recently, WiMAX has been hyped as overcoming the problems of WiFi, but a lack of standards and commercially viable consumer equipment has seen the early opportunity for mass market deployment evaporate. Developments in DSL and the development of improved mobile technologies are real threats. Nevertheless, WiMAX may still become a great success, evolving around a mixture of fixed broadband alternatives, especially in regional areas. This report covers the developments in WiMAX developments in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Related reports
  • 3. Africa
    • 3.1 Fixed wireless services
    • 3.2 Sentech’s MyWireless (South Africa)
    • 3.3 iBurst by WBS (South Africa)
    • 3.4 WiFi
    • 3.5 WiMAX
    • 3.6 Internet via satellite
      • 3.6.1 iWay Africa
      • 3.6.2 Geolink Access
      • 3.6.3 IP Direct
  • 4. Asia
    • 4.1 Overview
    • 4.2 Wi-Fi Alliances
    • 4.3 WiFi Roaming
    • 4.4 Forecasts
    • 4.5 Broadband Wireless Access (BWA)
    • 4.6 WLAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure (WAPI)
    • 4.7 Satellite Internet
  • 5. The Middle East
    • 5.1 Israel
    • 5.2 Bahrain
    • 5.3 Jordan
    • 5.4 Kuwait
    • 5.5 Lebanon
    • 5.6 Oman
    • 5.7 United Arab Emirates
    • Table 1 – No. of Asian WiFi hotspots – 2002 - 2003
    • Table 2 – Asian WiFi market forecasts – 2003, 2008
    • Table 3 – WLAN revenue forecasts for Asia – 2003 - 2009

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Number of pages 9

Status Archived

Last updated 4 May 2005
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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