Wireless markets are expected to reach 12.4 billion dollars by 2010 according to a market research firm report. The Fixed Wireless, WiMax, and WiFi market forecast shows that consumer purchases of access points and adaptors have risen due to rapid price drops, while the enterprise sector is slowly following. The main setback of enterprise adoption is the concern for wireless security. 802.11i is said to be the protocol that will ensure Wi-Fi network security but it is still not a foolproof protocol even when used with conventional firewalls, VPNs, and security mechanisms.
Increased availability of wireless hot spots and the evolution of VoIP handsets will allow people to travel from the home or office while maintaining a connection for data or voice communications.
WiMax’s role is expected to arrive in campus and community settings where increased capacities are required for effective wireless communications at an affordable deployment cost. This will hurt existing Wireless Service Providers that have invested substantially in 3G and Wireless Equipment and allow for smaller wireless service providers without 3G licensing to compete.
A full report on the wireless topics listed below, as well as company profiles on major wireless participators are available from Research and Markets.
– WiFi Market Shares
– Fixed Wireless, WiMax, and WiFi Market Forecasts
– Market Driving Forces for Wireless Services
– Fixed Wireless Applications
– Wireless Communications Market Trends
– Broadband Fixed Wireless Access Advantages
– Wireless Enhances Productivity
– Wireless Networking
– Fixed Wireless, WiMax, and WiFi Technical Challenges
– Wireless Network Technologies
– Business Center Technology
– Wi-Fi Alliance
– GPRS Wireless Technology Standard
– Medical Users of Wi-Fi RFID
– Fixed Wireless Pricing
– Enabling The Wireless Movement