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Telecom Opportunities in Transportation Telematics & ITS
Vol. 5, No. 1 February 2014
This report examines the relationships between different aspects of connected transportation, including vehicle telematics and broader ITS. It looks at the different communications technologies that can be used for different applications, focusing on the connected car. Finally, it profiles 12 companies in the market, describing their product and service offerings.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
VoLTE Test & Measurement: Who's Doing What
Vol. 4, No. 6 December 2013
This report examines the market for testing VoLTE solutions, analyzing the most lucrative drivers in the market, as well as challenges in the industry. It includes a comparative analysis of solutions available, examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that likely will occur in the industry over the next 18-24 months.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
NFC Smartphones Underscore Growth in Mobile Payments
Vol. 4, No. 5 September 2013
This report examines the NFC mobile payments market, analyzing the most lucrative verticals for NFC mobile payments providers and discussing drivers and challenges in the industry. It includes a comparative analysis of solutions, examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that we expect over the next 18-24 months.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile App Management Adds Better Control for Enterprise
Vol. 4, No. 4 July 2013
This report examines the mobile application management market, analyzing the most lucrative features of solutions, while also discussing drivers and challenges in the industry. It includes a comparative analysis of solutions available, examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that will occur over the next 18-24 months.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Biometrics Offer Promise for More Secure Smartphones
Vol. 4, No. 3 June 2013
This report examines the market for biometric authentication on smartphones, analyzing the most lucrative verticals for the market, and discussing drivers and challenges in the industry. It includes a comparative analysis of solutions available and details trends that will likely occur in the industry over the next 18-24 months.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Testing of LTE Networks Vital as Network Growth Explodes
Vol. 4, No. 2 March 2013
This report examines the LTE test and measurement market, analyzing the top testing categories and the strongest drivers in the market. It discusses challenges and trends in the industry, includes a comparative analysis of solutions available and examines the geographic landscape of the market expected over the next 18-24 months.
LENGTH: 1 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
No Idle Chatter: Payments Add Value to Mobile Ecosystem
Vol. 4, No. 1 February 2013
This report examines the mobile payments market, analyzing the most lucrative verticals in mobile payments, the drivers in the market and challenges the industry faces. It includes a comparative analysis of solutions available, examines the geographic landscape and details trends that will likely occur in the industry over the next 18-24 months.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Growth Spurs Web Optimization Efforts
Vol. 3, No. 5 September 2012
This report examines the mobile site optimization market, analyzing the most lucrative verticals and discussing drivers and challenges in the industry. It includes a comparative analysis of solutions, examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that will likely occur in this space over the next 18-24 months.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Enabling BYOD Creates Major Opportunity for Mobile Space
Vol. 3, No. 4 July 2012
This report examines the market for enabling BYOD, analyzing the most promising verticals for and discussing drivers and challenges in the industry. It includes a comparative analysis of solutions available, examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that will likely occur over the next 18-24 months.
LENGTH: 24 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Network Operators Start to Figure Out Wi-Fi Offload
Vol. 3, No. 3 June 2012
This report examines Wi-Fi offload drives and assesses implementation options, and potential evolutionary paths this trend may take. It explores industry attitudes toward Wi-Fi, including its migration from user-centric to an operator-centric activity and the criteria that are most important to network operators as they pursue managed Wi-Fi offload strategies.
LENGTH: 18 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Financial Institutions Cash In on mBanking Applications
Vol. 3, No. 2 March 2012
This report examines the mBanking market, providing analysis about mBanking's most lucrative features, drivers in the industry, and challenges financial institutions are encountering. It includes a comparative analysis of mBanking solutions and examines the geographic landscape of the market and the trends likely to occur over the next 18-24 months.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Influx of Devices Drives Need for Mobile Network Security
Vol. 3, No. 1 February 2012
This report examines the mobile network security market, including expected trends in the industry over the next 24 months. It examines factors MNOs should consider when deploying solutions. It also includes a comparative analysis of solutions available and examines the geographic landscape of the mobile network security market.
LENGTH: 12 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Business Intelligence Gains Ground On New Devices
Vol. 2, No. 6 December 2011
This report examines the mobile BI market, including expected trends in the industry over the next 24 months. It analyzes which enterprise verticals will spend the most on mobile BI; employees that most commonly use mobile BI; and issues the industry faces.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Manufacturers Show Increased Interest in RFID-M2M Systems
Vol. 2, No. 5 October 2011
This report examines RFID and M2M technology in the manufacturing sector and the expected trends over the next 24 months. It details service provider opportunities, including areas with the most growth potential for the next 24 months. It includes a comparative analysis of solutions and examines the geographic landscape of the market and challenges the industry presents.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Service Providers Cash In On Mobile Retail Opportunities
Vol. 2, No. 4 September 2011
This report examines the mobile retail market and how it is expected to develop over the next two years. It includes a comparative analysis of solutions available in the market and examines the geographic landscape of the market, challenges the industry presents and trends expected in the mobile retail vertical.
LENGTH: 13 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
More Wi-Fi Means More QoS Challenges for Operators
Vol. 2, No. 3 July 2011
This report analyzes key issues driving the wide-area Wi-Fi market, based on input from carriers and a sampling of vendors with solutions that address one or more aspects of wide-area Wi-Fi. The report also examines the types of companies deploying wide-area Wi-Fi networks and those reselling and aggregating Wi-Fi service.
LENGTH: 14 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Analytics: Strong Growth Potential Ahead
Vol. 2, No. 2 March 2011
This report analyzes mobile analytics, focusing on market drivers, user demographics, and financial analysis, as well as market benefits and challenges. It also provides a comparative analysis of solutions of top vendors. Finally, the report profiles ten leading vendors in the market.
LENGTH: 18 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Smartphones Power a Mobile Banking Surge in the US
Vol. 2, No. 1 January 2011
This report analyzes the M-banking sector, focusing on market drivers, user demographics, and financial analysis, as well as market benefits and challenges. It also provides a comparative analysis of solutions of top vendors. Finally, the report profiles six leading vendors in the market.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
3G Handsets in China: Identifying the Market Leaders
Vol. 1, No. 6 November 2010
This report analyzes 3G handsets in the Chinese market, providing an update of 3G initiatives at the three major mobile network operators. The report also identifies the primary sales channels for 3G handsets, identifies emerging trends in handset technology, and analyzes the 3G product sets of 12 leading handset manufacturers.
LENGTH: 11 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Security: The Coming Boom in Authentication
Vol. 1, No. 5 September 2010
This report examines the issues and challenges surrounding mobile security, focusing on security authentication as a means to safeguard mobile applications. It identifies the key industries most affected by mobile security issues and analyzes the technology solutions available from eight leading mobile authentication vendors, including information on deployment costs.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
M2M on the Rise: The Technology Perspective
Vol. 1, No. 4 July 2010
This report analyzes key issues affecting M2M vendor and end-user technology choices. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of technologies in terms of factors such as cost, bandwidth, and coverage. It also examines how each technology fits into certain verticals, including asset tracking, utilities, security, digital signage, and health care.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
M2M on the Rise: The Services Perspective
Vol. 1, No. 3 July 2010
This report examines the M2M market, providing a solution overview, M2M advantages, and industry challenges. It also profiles nine leading vendors in the market, the solutions they provide, and their competitors in the industry.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Handsets: It's Not Easy Being Green
Vol. 1, No. 2 May 2010
This report analyzes the state of "green mobility" and the efforts being made by governments, industry, and corporations to make mobile communications more eco-friendly. The report profiles seven handset makers that have undertaken the eco-friendly charge, examines the extent of their environmental policies, and analyzes their green handset products.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
The Business Case Builds for Mobile IP Service Assurance
Vol. 1, No. 1 March 2010
This report analyzes key issues that affect the mobile IP service assurance market and examines the ways in which service assurance can save money and generate new revenue. The report profiles 17 service assurance vendors, offering insight into which companies are best positioned to remain or emerge as key players.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Backhaul in China: Sizing the Market Opportunity
Vol. 8, No. 11 November 2009
This report outlines and forecasts the backhaul market in mainland China, and explores and analyzes the current backhaul arrangements and future plans of China's three major operators: China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom. It also presents a comprehensive analysis of 10 backhaul technology suppliers in mainland China.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Voice Over LTE: Many Questions, No Easy Answers
Vol. 8, No. 10 October 2009
This report analyzes scenarios envisioned by the mobile industry for providing voice over LTE. It examines the options vendors propose and the choices facing mobile operators that view voice as essential to the successful launch of next-generation networks. The report also profiles 11 companies, exploring their voice over LTE strategies.
LENGTH: 26 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Femtocells: Market Outlook & Reality Check
Vol. 8, No. 9 September 2009
This report identifies and analyzes issues that will affect femtocell deployment in consumer and enterprise markets through early 2011. It examines how femtocells will affect the competitive landscape among wireless carriers, telcos, and MSOs. The report profiles 14 femtocell vendors, offering insight into which are likely to be key players.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile VoIP: A Disruptive Service Goes Mainstream
Vol. 8, No. 8, August 2009
This report analyzes the mobile VoIP market, examining technology issues and solutions and exploring the commercial and technical challenges and opportunities facing startups and incumbent mobile operators and handset makers. It also profiles 12 providers of mobile VoIP applications and services, exploring their strategies for tapping into this burgeoning market.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Microwave, Satellite & E-Band Backhaul: Growth Prospects
Vol. 8, No. 7, July 2009
This report examines developments in microwave, millimeter wave, and satellite technologies for mobile backhaul. It discusses market opportunities and shows how vendors are responding to specific customer needs, especially concerning increasing demand for cost-effective bandwidth and flexible deployment. The report also profiles ten market-leading vendors and compares their offerings.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
LTE Tests for the Future
Vol. 8, No. 6, June 2009
This report examines applications in the LTE testing market, including how testing helps operators achieve operational savings. The report also examines challenges the market faces, trends in the industry, and how the economy is affecting the industry. Finally, the report provides a competitive analysis of eight leading LTE testing vendors.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Infrastructure: Keep, Share, Outsource? Operators Ask, Vendors Act
Vol. 8, No. 5, May 2009
This report analyzes the infrastructure sharing market, focusing on the various types of sharing, as well as managed services and network outsourcing. It examines the opportunities and challenges for operators and vendors, along with primary technical and regulatory issues. The report also explores 11 companies' strategies for sharing and outsourcing.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Collaboration: The Final Piece of the UC Puzzle
Vol. 8, No. 4, April 2009
This report examines applications in the mobile collaboration market, including a comparative analysis of solutions and the most promising applications. It also examines target market sizes, vertical market strengths, and how vendors recommend achieving operational savings. The report also provides a competitive analysis of 11 of the industry's top vendors.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Dial M for Commerce: Mobile Payment Market Gains Traction
Vol. 8, No. 3, March 2009
This report examines m-commerce, including how m-commerce works and how various solutions are developing. It also looks at vertical markets and areas of interest for m-commerce, and examines what to expect for the next 12 to 18 months. The report also provides a comparative analysis of nine leading m-commerce vendors.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Operating Systems: Who's Minding the App Store?
Vol. 8, No. 2, February 2009
This report identifies and analyzes key issues that will affect the mobile OS market through 2010. It also profiles the major smartphone OSs in terms of their features, openness, handset vendor and wireless carrier adoption, developer community, and other factors that affect their competitive strengths and weaknesses.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Energy Optimization: More Bang for the Buck
Vol. 8, No. 1, January 2009
This report explores new and evolving technologies boost power efficiency in key base-station components. It analyzes the key technical issues affecting these systems and evaluates the main market drivers and commercial implications. The report profiles 10 leading suppliers of base-station components and systems, analyzing their efforts to improve energy efficiency.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Smartphone Security: Solving the Mobile Malware Problem
Vol. 7, No. 9, December 2008
This report examines the mobile malware security market, including information on the most imminent mobile malware threats, solutions to counter mobile malware, and how enterprises should budget for mobile malware security. The report also provides a comparative analysis of 11 of the top vendors in the mobile malware security industry.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile's Green Challenge: Less Power for Towers
Vol. 7, No. 8, December 2008
This report examines the key technology choices and strategies vendors are pursuing to provide more power-efficient products and services for carriers, analyzing the impact of sustainable fuel sources, backup technologies and power options, and tower configuration design. The report also profiles 13 leading suppliers of telecom tower site systems.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Multi-Standard Radio Systems: The Race Is On
Vol. 7, No. 7, October 2008
This report provides definitions of evolving multi-standard radio systems, as well as multi-band and combined multi-standard/multi-band solutions. It analyzes the key technical issues affecting multi-standard radio systems and evaluates the main market drivers and commercial implications. This report also profiles 11 leading suppliers of multi-standard radio systems.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
The Future of Mobile WiMax: Where, When & How Much?
Vol. 7, No. 6, September 2008
This report identifies and analyzes the key issues that will affect the deployment of WiMax through 2010 and how WiMax will affect the competitive landscape worldwide. The report profiles 14 leading WiMax equipment vendors, offering insight into which companies are best positioned to emerge as key players in this market.
LENGTH: 29 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
4G Inside: Embedded Modules for Mobile WiMax & LTE
Vol. 7, No. 5, July 2008
This report analyzes the evolving 4G market, focusing on the key technical and commercial issues affecting embedded modules based on mobile WiMax and LTE. The report includes profiles of nine leading suppliers of mobile technologies and explores their strategies for 4G services and embedded devices.
LENGTH: 26 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Ethernet Microwave Technology Update
Vol. 7, No. 4, June 2008
This report examines the key issues that will affect the market for Ethernet microwave through 2012, exploring how Ethernet microwave will affect the competitive landscape for cellular backhaul and assessing its impact on providers of fiber and copper broadband services. More than a dozen Ethernet microwave equipment vendors are profiled.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Networks Go Green: The Lean Base Station
Vol. 7, No. 3, May 2008
This report evaluates opportunities for mobile phone operators, base station vendors, and manufacturers of alternative energy systems in both developing and developed markets. It details the advantages and disadvantages of various alternative energy sources and profiles ten leading vendors and explores their strategies for adopting alternative energy solutions.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Femtocells: U.S. Market Prospects
Vol. 7, No. 2, March 2008
This report looks at how femtocells will affect the competitive landscape of the North American telecom market, not just among wireless carriers, but also among telcos and MSOs. The report also profiles 16 leading femtocell equipment vendors, offering insight into which companies are best positioned to emerge as key players.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Internet Video: Focus on the Format
Vol. 7, No. 1, February 2008
This report examines the media format war and its impact on the emerging mobile Internet video market. It explores the role of the mobile-specific 3GP format and the challenges it faces, details key technological and economic factors driving carrier interest in mobile Internet video, and analyzes the sector's key suppliers.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Ethernet-Capable Mobile Base Stations
Vol. 6, No. 12, December 2007
With the move to packet now widely seen as inevitable for the mobile data industry, Ethernet and IP RAN capability has emerged as critical to operators' mobile base-station purchasing decisions. This report examines equipment-supplier roadmaps for adding Ethernet and IP RAN capability to 2G and 3G base stations.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Open Mobile Networks & Internet Gateways
Vol. 6, No. 11, December 2007
This report examines how operators can use emerging mobile Internet gateway platforms that integrate technologies such as deep packet inspection, TCP optimization, compression, and network-based content-adaptation technologies to enhance the performance of third-party and in-house mobile Internet applications.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Evolved HSPA & the Roadmap to LTE
Vol. 6, No. 10, October 2007
This report examines the roadmap for LTE deployment and investigates how that lays the groundwork for the introduction of 4G technologies, based on IMT-Advanced criteria, a decade from now. It includes an analysis of the interim role of Evolved HSPA, and also profiles the leading vendors in the LTE arena.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
700MHz Technology Options: Reshaping the U.S. Wireless Market
Vol. 6, No. 9, September 2007
This report examines the technology choices available to potential bidders in the FCC's upcoming auction of 700MHz spectrum, analyzes possible network deployment strategies for new entrants and incumbent bidders, and explores how 700MHz network deployments could influence the commercial strategies of key players in the U.S. wireless market.
LENGTH: 35 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Unsexy Beast: How to Profit From Converged Mobile Billing
Vol. 6, No. 8, August 2007
This report investigates how flexible OSS and billing systems can help carriers boost profitability and develop service packages targeted at specific customer segments with short lead times. It also analyzes vendor strategies for developing converged pre- and post-paid billing systems able to work across fixed and mobile access networks.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Fixed/Mobile Convergence: The Enterprise Opportunity
Vol. 6, No. 7, July 2007
This report examines the drivers for enterprise-centric fixed/mobile convergence (FMC), examining competing technical approaches to achieving service convergence on mobile devices. It also analyzes the product strategies of leading equipment and software vendors working to extend the functionality of enterprise communications applications into the mobile network.
LENGTH: 18 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Flat IP Architectures for Mobile Networks
Vol. 6, No. 6, June 2007
This report examines the case for adoption of a flat, IP-oriented architecture and outlines five key technology paths to the flat, all-IP mobile network. It also analyzes the strategies and product roadmaps of leading vendors looking to win market share by supporting operators in the move to next-generation mobile broadband.
LENGTH: 30 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
RAN Sharing: Cutting the Cost of Mobile Broadband
Vol. 6, No. 5, May 2007
Radio access network sharing is a powerful tool for reducing the cost of providing mobile broadband services by reducing duplication of network assets. This report explores the economic drivers behind this model, profiles several initiatives involving leading global operators, and analyzes the potential impact on equipment providers and network outsourcers.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Ethernet Microwave: Backhaul & Beyond
Vol. 6, No. 4, April 2007
Packet radio systems that combine Ethernet and adaptive modulation features are set to further boost network operator demand for microwave systems. This report examines the point-to-point licensed microwave market and provides analysis of emerging product requirements and the strategies vendors are deploying to meet future demand from network operators.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Location Services: Keys to Mass-Market Success
Vol. 6, No. 3, March 2007
Location is back on the consumer agenda, and operators are eyeing a wave of location-aware wireless applications. This report examines the commercial drivers for location services, analyzes critical network positioning technologies, provides a detailed taxonomy of the location-based services ecosystem, and profiles the strategies and applications of leading wireless operators.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Backhaul & Cell Site Aggregation: State of the Art
Vol. 6, No. 2, February 2007
With cell site capacity requirements set to double over the next few years to support the rollout of high-speed data services, this report examines the impact this will have on operating expenses and evaluates how operators can reduce the cost per bit of transmission using converged, packet-based access networks.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
3G Home Base Stations: Femto Cells & FMC for the Masses
Vol. 6, No. 1, January 2007
Ultra-low-cost home base stations allowing wireless users to communicate across any IP access network using a standard mobile handset could revolutionize fixed/mobile convergence. This report identifies key market opportunities for emerging femto cell technology and analyzes the product strategies and roadmaps of more than a dozen leading equipment providers.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Broadband Pricing Strategies & HSDPA
Vol. 5, No. 12, December 2006
With a surge of high-speed cellular networks launches around the world, this report examines and evaluates 78 price plans from 24 operators in 17 different countries to identify winning strategies for marketing mobile broadband services.
LENGTH: 24 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
WLAN Market Strategies: The Enterprise Challenge
Vol. 5, No. 11, November 2006
Wireless VOIP, fixed/mobile convergence, and new MIMO radio technologies have emerged as key drivers in the evolution of wireless LAN infrastructure. This report examines the products and roadmaps of the leading wireless LAN equipment providers in this context, and analyzes their strategies for integration with key business applications.
LENGTH: 24 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
3G Base Station Design & Wireless Network Economics
Vol. 5, No. 10, October 2006
This report examines the market forces shaping the design and implementation of next-generation 3G & WiMax base stations, and analyzes individual vendor strategies for capitalizing on the emerging economic structures enabled by modular, standards-based equipment design.
LENGTH: 30 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Vendor M&A Frenzy: What Happens Next
Vol. 5, No. 9, September 2006
This report analyzes the impact of consolidation on the cellular network equipment market and assesses vendor positioning in key growth segments. It examines the trends driving M&A activity, as well as the market share, market positioning, and future prospects of ten leading infrastructure vendors.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Wireless IMS Services: Push-to-Revenue
Vol. 5, No. 8, August 2006
This report seeks to identify which IMS services are most in demand by cellular network operators and examines equipment supplier and application developer strategies to catalyze the emerging IMS services market. It is based on one-on-one interviews with key players, supplemented by data from an online survey of service providers.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Wireless Backhaul & 3G Network Economics
Vol. 5, No. 7, July 2006
As mobile operators accelerate investment in next-generation access and metro transmission systems, this report examines the factors driving change in mobile backhaul networks and analyzes the evolution paths of key technologies that could deliver greater capacity to the cell site, at far lower cost per bit, than is possible today.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Enterprise Fixed/Mobile Convergence & Wireless VOIP
Vol. 5, No. 6, June 2006
This report analyzes the drivers for enterprise fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) from the user, service provider, and corporate perspectives, and examines vendor strategies for projecting private branch exchange (PBX) telephony features, along with applications such as instant messaging and presence, into the wide-area cellular network.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Network Security: The Threat of Convergence & IMS
Vol. 5, No. 5, May 2006
This report analyzes the mechanisms used to integrate alternative IP-based access into the mobile packet core and tracks the evolution of today’s security-focused Unlicensed Mobile Access and wireless local-area network interworking gateway products into “service anchor nodes” capable of supporting security, mobility, and policy enforcement across network domains.
LENGTH: 26 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
In-building Cellular: Selling the Great Indoors
Vol. 5, No. 4, April 2006
This report analyzes the impact of 3G, wireless LAN, and IP convergence on the in-building cellular market and investigates the business models that drive the indoor infrastructure investment case. The second part of the report profiles in-building equipment providers, including suppliers of distributed antenna systems, pico cells, and repeaters.
LENGTH: 29 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Wireless Softswitching: Mobilizing IP
Vol. 5, No. 3, March 2006
As the mobile sector matures, operators are facing slower subscriber growth, falling prices, increasing traffic, and flat or falling ARPU. In response, operators are turning to mobile softswitch architectures to improve the efficiency of their voice switching infrastructure and prepare the network for migration to IMS and, ultimately, the all-IP network.
LENGTH: 28 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Wireless Mesh: From Enterprise to Metro
Vol. 5, No. 2, February 2006
A new breed of infrastructure mesh, aimed at metro, campus and enterprise applications is transforming the outlook for low-cost wireless broadband. This report examines the product strategies of the startup and major-name vendors at the forefront of infrastructure-grade, wireless mesh systems, with analysis of 27 different mesh node products.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
WiMax Chipset 2006 Market Outlook
Vol. 5, No. 1, January 2006
The chipset technology crucial to the success of WiMax is developing rapidly, as advanced features such as smart antennas, mobility support, OFDMA, and greater component integration become ever more important. This report examines the 802.16 product strategies of the leading private and public WiMax chipmakers.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Wireless VOIP & UMA: Friends or Foes?
Vol. 4, No. 12, December 2005
This report analyzes the forces driving UMA adoption, as well as UMA technology, standards, equipment provider initiatives, and operator deployment scenarios. It focuses on how UMA can exploit a narrow window of opportunity (around three years) before SIP-WiFi and IMS solutions are standardized, mature, and ready for the mass market.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Fixed/Mobile Convergence, UMA, and IMS: An Unstrung Reality Check
Vol. 4, No. 11, November 2005
The implementation of an IP Multimedia Subsystem control layer has huge potential to drive new revenue-generating services. This report examines the migration to a fully IMS-enabled mobile core, with analysis of interim approaches to fixed/mobile convergence and a unified services layer.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Turbo 3G: High-Speed Packet Access Arrives
Vol. 4, No. 10, October 2005
The high-speed packet access (HSPA) radio-interface enhancement to 3G systems is set to drive average bitrates towards 1 Mbit/s per user. This report analyzes pioneering service provider rollouts of HSPA on the downlink and assesses its impact on the $50+ billion annual mobile infrastructure market.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile TV: Switching on the Revenue Stream
Vol. 4, No. 9, September 2005
Mobile operators are among the biggest supporters of mobile TV, which they see as a way to open up the market for non-voice mobile services to the masses. This report covers the launch of TV over today’s 3G networks using packet-switch unicast mechanisms and analyzes the outlook for dedicated mobile broadcast networks based on DVB-H, DMB, and MediaFLO technology.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Wireless VOIP: The Path to Enterprise Fixed/Mobile Convergence
Vol. 4, No. 8, August 2005
Voice over wireless LAN is gaining traction in the enterprise as robust wireless networking systems and dualmode 802.11/cellular handsets emerge on the market. This report analyzes the interplay between WLAN infrastructure, wireless VOIP phones, and IP telephony systems to assess the push for enterprise FMC.
LENGTH: 29 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Mobile WiMax: Who Goes Where?
Vol. 4, No. 7, July 2005
Mobile WiMax (a.k.a. 802.16e or WiBro) is the next evolutionary step for 802.16 wireless access systems – one that promises a new wave of personal broadband services. This report identifies and analyzes the chipset and system vendors innovating in this critical, long-term market.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Wireless Softswitching: The Next-Gen Mobile Core
Vol. 4, No. 6, June 2005
Distributed switching is set to revolutionize the mobile core network, as operators struggle with an aging installed base of monolithic MSCs (mobile-service switching centers) or simply race to keep up with exploding minutes of use and subscriber growth.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Open Base Station Bonanza
Vol. 4, No. 5, May 2005
Price pressure in the 2G and 3G base station market is forcing a re-engineering of the wireless equipment value chain. This report analyzes moves to make cellular infrastructure more R&D-efficient, modular, inexpensive, and adaptable across different technologies.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Routes to Roam: Convergence in the Mobile Core
Vol. 4, No. 4, April 2005
Interest in convergence and mobile VOIP has exploded over the past three or four years, in line with the uptake of broadband and wireless LAN. This report covers alternative mechanisms for bringing generic IP access (including VOIP) into the mobile core, with analysis of leading private and public vendor positioning.
LENGTH: 26 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Wireless Mesh: New Wave Broadband
Vol. 4, No. 3, March 2005
Wireless mesh has run the cycle of hype and disappointment several times before, but now a new breed of infrastructure mesh – aimed at metro, campus, and enterprise applications – is transforming the outlook for this technology. This report analyzes the vendors at the forefront of the wireless mesh field.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Converge This! WLAN-3G Mobility
Vol. 4, No. 2, February 2005
Integration of wireless LANs with mobile services is so sexy it simply has to happen – hasn't it? This report analyzes the business, service, and technical cases for convergence, using examples of equipment vendors, end users, VOIP service providers, mobile operators, and chipset developers.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Enterprise Wireless LAN Price Report
Vol. 4, No. 1, January 2005
This report analyzes the prices of 17 enterprise-grade, standalone access points, 10 appliance/gateway products, 35 wireless switch products, and 16 thin access points, from 18 different vendors.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
ATCA for 3G Wireless Networks
Vol. 3, No. 12, December 2004
Mobile equipment suppliers will be the first major systems vendors to widely adopt the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture. In addition to reducing costs and increasing flexibility, the platform can also simplify their customers' network operations and improve their ROI.
LENGTH: 24 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
IMS: The Heart of Wireless & Wireline Convergence
Vol. 3, No. 11, November 2004
As the concept of convergence once again takes center stage, variations on the IP Multimedia Subsystem for 3G networks are being adopted across the wireless and wireline industry. This report pegs vendor strategies for introducing IMS across multiple market sectors.
LENGTH: 18 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Metro-Zone 802.11 Wireless
Vol. 3, No. 10, October 2004
Extended-coverage, metro-zone 802.11 technology is maturing fast and starting to attract serious interest from wireless ISPs, municipalities, and service providers. This report pegs the public and private vendors leading development of mesh and point-to-multipoint 802.11 systems for the hot-zone and outdoor markets.
LENGTH: 13 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Channel Conundrums: Wireless LAN Resellers and Integrators
Vol. 3, No. 9, September 2004
This report analyzes the role that resellers and integrators play in distributing, selling, deploying, and managing enterprise 802.11 wireless LANs. It provides insight into how OEMs sell wireless equipment, and why buyers want it.
LENGTH: 18 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Wireless LAN Chipsets: MIMO and the Road to 802.11n
Vol. 3, No. 8, August 2004
High-speed 802.11 using MIMO smart antenna technology will open up major new consumer and enterprise markets for wireless LAN. This report analyzes the strategies and technologies being used by 802.11 chipset vendors to make this happen.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
WiMax: Going the Distance
Vol. 3, No. 7, July 2004
WiMax is set to create a huge opportunity for wireless equipment vendors. This report examines the market potential for WiMax-compatible equipment and analyzes the product strategies of 18 broadband wireless vendors.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Enterprise Wireless LAN Price Survey
Vol. 3, No. 6, June 2004
This report analyzes the price of 30 standalone access points, 19 appliance/gateway products, 40 wireless switch products, and 9 thin access points, from 22 different vendors.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Open Base Stations: Cutting the Cost of 3G Networks
Vol. 3, No. 5, May 2004
A fundamental restructuring of the mobile equipment industry is underway. This report examines how major OEMs and subsystem suppliers are working to drastically reduce the cost of developing and building 3G base stations.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Ultrawideband: Spectrum for Free
Vol. 3, No. 4, April 2004
The FCC's 2002 decision to allocate unlicensed spectrum to ultrawideband radio gave a decisive push to vendors looking to commercialize this technology for use in high-rate wireless communications. This report analyses the key mass-market applications for UWB and includes details on the strategies of the leading public and private chipset vendors.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Corporate Wireless LAN: The Users Speak
Vol. 3, No. 3, March 2004
This groundbreaking new report reveals what 15 network managers from ten industry sectors really think about deploying and managing business-class wireless LANs. It includes comments from networking professionals on their experiences with WLAN network architectures (switches, controllers, and "smart" APs), security, user access control, RF management, return on investment, voice over wireless LAN, and much more.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cells in the City: Extending Wireless Coverage
Vol. 3, No. 2, February 2004
By not extending their networks into hard-to-reach urban locations, wireless carriers risk leaving money on the table, losing competitive advantage, and annoying their customers. This report discusses the in-building wireless systems market, analyzing the leading vendors of IP-based pico base stations, next-generation distributed antenna systems, and next-generation repeaters.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Intrusion Detection and Prevention for 802.11 Wireless LANs
Vol. 3, No. 1, January 2004
Analyzes the leading products and vendors in the rapidly developing market for monitoring systems that alert network managers to breaches of WLAN security and possible malevolent attacks.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Wireless Capital Spending 2003/2004
Vol. 2, No. 12, December 2003
With increasing revenues and profitability, wireless capital spending is now at an affordable level that can be sustained over the long term. This report examines the capex budgets of major wireless carriers and assesses the potential for an increase in spending on network equipment in 2004.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Voice Over Wireless LAN: A Heavenly Union?
Vol. 2, No. 11, November 2003
Voice over wireless LAN is logical, cost-effective, and convenient – some are even hailing it as a "killer app." This report defines the performance and equipment requirements for business-grade voice over wireless LAN, and identifies solutions to the inherent problems of the 802.11 protocols when running real-time services. The Insider also analyzes the strategies of the most important startups and publicly listed vendors in the market.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
CDMA Networking: Full Speed Ahead
Vol. 2, No. 10, October 2003
CDMA has undergone extraordinary evolution since networks were first deployed in 1996. Unstrung Insider first tackled this market in December 2002, in a report titled "The 'X' Factor: Competitive Positioning in the CDMA Infrastructure Market." This report revisits some of the conclusions of that study, then goes on to analyze how, where, and why leading CDMA carriers – including SK Telecom, KT Freetel, Verizon, KDDI, and Monet Mobile Networks – have achieved such outstanding success with advanced data services.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
802.11 Access Points - Winning Features for Corporate Networks
Vol. 2, No. 9, September 2003
Thinking about deploying a wireless LAN in your office? It wouldn't be wise to invest in new kit without looking at the first-ever comprehensive survey of business-class WLAN access points. Evaluating the 12 leading products by more than 20 criteria – including price, IEEE modes (802.11a/b/g), radio transmit/receive statistics, antenna type, management interfaces, power supply, environmental factors, and security – this report has everything you need to make a smart buying decision.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Uncovering the 3GPP and 3GPP2
Vol. 2, No. 8, August 2003
The 3GPP and 3GPP2 are unquestionably the most influential organizations in the global cellular communications industry. At times, these groups act as benevolent dictators (when enforcing standards that ease roaming and equipment interoperability), while at others, they are more like democratic despots (when turgid procedures and quasi-democratic processes act as a drag on innovation). This report examines the work plans of the real decision-makers -- in detail.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Wireless LAN Chipsets
Vol. 2, No. 7, July 2003
The WLAN chipset market is red hot, and demand looks set to accelerate as end-user markets continue to expand. But even as designers labor to deliver devices that support all flavors of IEEE 802.11 (a, b, and g, not to mention i and e), vendors have to contend with heavy competition and shrinking margins. How will the major players deal with these challenges? This report holds the answers.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
W-CDMA - Disrupting the Technology Chain
Vol. 2, No. 6, June 2003
There's no serious doubt that W-CDMA, the air interface for the oft-delayed and much-anticipated 3G radio networks, will be the next generation of wide-area wireless technology; the only question is when this will finally happen. This report provides an update on the status of W-CDMA deployments, interoperability testing, standards work, and roadmaps for future rollouts.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Wireless LAN Switches - The Market Makers
Vol. 2, No. 5, May 2003
The development of wireless LAN networks is driving demand for better, cheaper technology from enterprises and service providers. As networks demands increase, WLAN switches have emerged as a key technology with which to design, deploy, manage, and expand wireless networks. This report analyzes the companies and products that aim to tap into this emerging market, examining both venture-funded startups and publicly-held vendors in depth.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Financial Health Check: Top 10 Wireless Equipment Vendors
Vol. 2, No. 4, April 2003
This report analyzes the financial performance of the world's top ten wireless infrastructure vendors in order to ascertain which vendors are managing the downturn most effectively and which are best positioned for the recovery. It also breaks down the worldwide wireless equipment market size and market share figures and ventures an outlook for industry recovery.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
802.11 Security Checkpoint
Vol. 2, No. 3, March 2003
"802.11 Security Checkpoint" analyzes the emerging security standards for 802.11 networks and alternatives such as IPSec VPNs and dedicated Layer 2 and Layer 3 security devices.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Instant Revenue: Deploying Wireless Instant Messaging and Presence Platforms
Vol. 2, No. 2, February 2003
"Instant Revenue: Deploying Wireless Instant Messaging and Presence Platforms" analyzes the infrastructure platforms that will enable wireless carriers to generate major new revenue streams from Instant Messaging and Presence services.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
UWB -- Commercializing Free Spectrum
Vol. 2, No. 1, January 2003
"UWB -- Commercializing Free Spectrum" analyzes the commercial prospects for ultra-wideband radio technology as it emerges from the secret world of military communications into the consumer mainstream.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
The 'X' Factor: Competitive Positioning in the CDMA Infrastructure Market
Vol. 1, No. 11, December 2002
"The 'X' Factor: Competitive Positioning in the CDMA Infrastructure Market" reveals which CDMA equipment suppliers are best prepared to compete for business in the emerging "worldwide CDMA belt."
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Survival of the Slimmest: Competitive Positioning in GSM and UMTS Markets
Vol. 1, No. 10, November 2002
"Survival of the Slimmest: Competitive Positioning in GSM and UMTS Infrastructure Markets" analyzes the top five network equipment suppliers and reveals which are best prepared to emerge from the current downturn.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Microsoft Mobility Tackles Hard Issues
Vol. 1, No. 9, October 2002
"Wireless Routers - A Market Waiting to Happen?" profiles the product development and go-to-market strategies of twelve Wireless Router vendors and looks at some of the advanced features demanded by today's data network operators.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Wireless Routers - A Market Waiting to Happen?
Vol. 1, No. 8, September 2002
"Wireless Routers - A Market Waiting to Happen?" profiles the product development and go-to-market strategies of twelve Wireless Router vendors and looks at some of the advanced features demanded by today's data network operators.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Wireless VPNs: Security and Convenience for Enterprise Data
Vol. 1, No. 7, August 2002
"Wireless VPNs: Security and Convenience for Enterprise Data" identifies security, mobility and persistency as the key features of a wireless VPN and then analyzes the competitive positions of a selection of privately- and publicly-held solution vendors.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
European Wireless Data - Steady As She Goes
Vol. 1, No. 6, July 2002
"European Wireless Data: Steady as She Goes" analyzes the data strategies of 17 leading wireless operators in Europe's top five markets -- Germany, UK, France, Italy and Spain -– and assesses how next-generation services will impact carriers' operating margins and earnings outlooks.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
The Price is Right: U.S. Wireless Data Strategies
Vol. 1, No. 5, June 2002
"The Price is Right: U.S. Wireless Data Strategies" includes a detailed analysis of the pricing strategies being used by U.S. wireless carriers to roll out data services.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Globetrotting: International Wireless Carriers
Vol. 1, No. 4, May 2002
"Globetrotting: International Wireless Carriers" profiles the leading global wireless service providers, including a detailed analysis of their technology platforms, service offerings, and financial positioning.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
U.S. Wireless Carriers: Cash is King
Vol. 1, No. 3, April 2002
"U.S. Wireless Carriers: Cash is King" profiles the leading wireless providers and determines which companies are best positioned to emerge from the shakeout.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
WiFi: The Chips Are Down
Vol. 1, No. 2, March 2002
"The WiFi: The Chips Are Down" profiles the leading Wi-Fi chip providers and tells you what it takes to be a player in this market.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
The WiFi Landscape
Vol. 1, No. 1, February 2002
This report, called "The WiFi Landscape," provides an overview of emerging WLAN networking technologies, including a detailed list of the standards in the space as well as a list of startups pursuing the market.
    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
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