Regional - Broadband - WiMAX - The Americas - 2007

Synopsis

Archived report. This report was archived in 2008 and has not been updated since. With standardised WiMAX finally arriving there will be several opportunities for this new technology. It still can position itself as an alternative broadband customer access technology. The longer it takes for incumbents to roll out true broadband networks (10Mb/s-plus) the more chance wireless broadband (WiMAX and meshed WiFi) has of securing a position in this market. In the end it will depend on whether the technology case and the business case for WiMAX will stand up against alternative offerings from fixed and other mobile systems. The future of WiMAX however might be more in the area of Mobility and WPANs. This report covers developments in WiFi and WiMAX in the USA, Canada and Latin America.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. USA
    • 2.1 Wireless LANs (WiFi)
    • 2.2 WiFi statistics
    • 2.3 Major WiFi hotspot providers
    • 2.4 Municipal WiFi
    • 2.5 WiFi and cellular convergence
    • 2.6 IEEE approved WiFi standards
    • 2.7 Wireless MAN (WiMAX)
      • 2.7.1 WiMAX and WiFi
      • 2.7.2 WiMAX vs 3G/HSDPA
      • 2.7.3 WiMAX vs LMDS
      • 2.7.4 WiMAX forum for a global standard
      • 2.7.5 WiMAX predictions
  • 3. Canada
    • 3.1 WiMAX
      • 3.1.1 Inukshuk
      • 3.1.2 Alberta WiMAX
      • 3.1.3 Look Communications
    • 3.2 WiFi
      • 3.2.1 Inter-carrier WiFi alliance
      • 3.2.2 Bell Canada
      • 3.2.3 TELUS Mobility
      • 3.2.4 Rogers Wireless
      • 3.2.5 Cogeco
      • 3.2.6 Toronto Hydro Telecom
      • 3.2.7 Other operators
    • 3.3 Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs)
  • 4. Latin America
    • 4.1 Wireless broadband
      • 4.1.1 WiFi
      • 4.1.2 WiMAX
  • 5. 2007 Global Wireless Broadband - Focus Shifts to Mobile Sector Report
  • 6. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Number of hotspots in the top 10 US states – April 2006
  • Table 2 – Public WiFi hotspots – top 10 countries, cities and location types – April 2006
  • Table 3 – Top seven US WiFi hotspot operators – April 2005
  • Table 4 – Municipal WiFi deployments – 2005 - 2006
  • Table 5 – Costs of spectrum and equipment – WiMAX versus LMDS
  • Table 6 – Estimated US revenue from WiMAX infrastructure – 2005 - 2008
  • Exhibit 1 – IEEE approved WiFi standards – March 2006
  • Exhibit 2 – The Alberta SuperNet

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Number of pages 18

Status Archived

Last updated 6 May 2008
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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