WiFi is already radically changing the way in which the internet is accessed in the home, in the office, in public locations and on the move. However wireless LANs are only one part of a much bigger wireless broadband landscape that is now unfolding before us. WiMAX and 802.20 threaten to have just as big an impact on outdoor broadband wireless service delivery as WiFi has done in indoor environments.
Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 802.20 The Disruptive Potential of Wireless Broadband Is A Brand New Report from BWCS and Senza Fili Consulting.
The combination of Wi-Fi, WiMAX and/or 802.20 threatens to radically change the way in which broadband services are provisioned, creating new business models and challenging those of the established providers.
ADSL, cable modem and 3G service providers all have something to fear from WiMAX but at the same time each could derive direct benefits by harnessing this new technology to increase service coverage and lower costs.
“WiFi, WiMAX and 802.20″ addresses crucial questions such as:
- How do Wi-Fi, WiMAX and 802.20 compare, and what are their pros and cons?
- Will Wi-Fi and WiMAX be complementary technologies or will they compete for end-user access?
- What are the key issues for subscribers, and what services are they willing to pay for?
- How much will it cost to roll out BWA networks and sign up customers?
- How have BWA deployments performed in initial trials?
- Who are the major players helping to shape this market, and how do they see it develop?
Authored by leading wireless consultant Monica Paolini, “WiFi, WiMAX and 802.20″ is the result of an extensive programme of research including interviews with over 30 service providers and technology companies.