Regional - Broadband - WiMAX - The Americas - 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 the USA, Canada and Latin America.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Related reports
  • 3. USA
    • 3.1 Wireless LANs (WiFi)
      • 3.1.1 WiFi statistics
      • 3.1.2 Major US WiFi hotspot providers
    • 3.2 Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
    • 3.3 WiMAX
    • 3.4 Satellite broadband
      • 3.4.1 Overview
  • 4. Canada
    • 4.1 Local Multipoint Communication Systems (LMCS)
      • 4.1.1 Look Communications
      • 4.1.2 Inukshuk Internet Inc
    • 4.2 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs)
    • 4.3 WiFi
      • 4.3.1 Bell Canada
      • 4.3.2 TELUS Mobility
      • 4.3.3 Rogers Wireless
      • 4.3.4 WiFi hotspots
      • 4.3.5 Internet via satellite
  • 5. Latin America
    • 5.1 WiFi and WiMAX
  • 6. Global Wireless Broadband - Moving towards WiMAX mobility report
  • Table 1 – Public WiFi hotspots - top 10 countries, cities and location types – March 2005
  • Table 2 – Projected FWA subscribers – 2002 - 2007
  • Exhibit 1 – Top ten WiFi hotspots operators – March 2005
  • Exhibit 2 – Major WiFi hotspot operators around the world – April 2005

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Number of pages 10

Status Archived

Last updated 4 May 2005
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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