Research and Markets: Wi-Fi Revisited Report 2014: Urgency for Offload Undermines All Cellular Spending for the Next 4 Years
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/plcg7k/wifi_revisited) has announced the addition of the "WiFi Revisited" report to their offering.
“What if WiFi really is cheaper, a lot cheaper, than installing cellular small cells?”
Last week, we got a glimpse of the conclusions of this report to an elite WiFi specialist group at the WiFi Offload Summit. That event set the scene for a movement that has lit a spark under conventional cellular economics, which point to a new future for cellular, one that those adhering only to the conventional 3GPP approach cannot shake off.
2014 is going to be a big year for WiFi - but not its biggest. It will be bigger each year for the next four years, until it is unambiguously the largest wireless network in the world. Cellular operators looking to offload data, and in particular the growing problem of OTT video streams to phones and tablets, will complete their plans during 2014 to build relationships with existing WiFi Hotspots and to build out more of their own. This will be the year of greatest transition, and after that more MNOs will come on board and it will be more of the same, although the pace of growth will slow.
That group asks, "What if WiFi really is cheaper, a lot cheaper, than installing cellular small cells?" "WiFi Revisited" answers that question in the affirmative, puts some numbers on the financial equation and points to an inevitable future for the next five years in the cellular market. It's not what everyone expects and its not avoidable, not even for cash rich and stable cellular communities.
This paper will make a difference to how you think about WiFi, but more importantly about your thinking on the future of wireless generally, the internet in particular and of course the video tsunami that is supposed to be swamping our industry.
Key Topics Covered:
1. The Rethink Difference and Method
2. Why WiFi has big years ahead
4. MNO Plans
6. Results so far
7. Future Potential MNO structures
8. Bandwidth Trading
10. The Telco Homespot leader
11. WiFi and the Bad Apple
12. Economic benefits of WiFi offload
13. Total Cost of Ownership
14. Warning: Not all networks are created equal
15. How 3GPP tries to obscure WiFi
16. Dearth of Telecommunications Equipment orders
17. About Rethink Technology Research
18. Contact Details
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