CAMPBELL, Calif., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile Experts released their 2015 forecast on Carrier and Public Wi-Fi with a 50-page report complete with 25 charts and diagrams. This report includes a comprehensive breakdown of the ways mobile infrastructure will converge with radios in the unlicensed bands. The company has been able to determine the key driving forces behind LAA, LWA, and LTE-U, so that companies can identify which segments of the market to target with new investments.
Two of Mobile Experts' analysts have interviewed more than 50 companies in order to completely understand the trends in APs, controllers, software, client devices/handsets, and mobile infrastructure. This report is not just a plain-vanilla forecast for AP deployment—Mobile Experts offers insight into the dynamics of business models that will drive very specific technology options. Further, this document lays out a roadmap to new ROI models for Wi-Fi equipment.
Senior Analyst David Witkowski remarked, "While the Carrier Wi-Fi market has never resulted in meaningful service revenue, we have identified new business models that will create significant value in the use of unlicensed wireless access."
"The industry is lining up for another religious war," continued Principal Analyst Joe Madden. "This time, LAA is supported by the industry heavyweights and LWA is supported by smaller, more agile competitors. We've been able to work out how this boxing match is likely to end, by working through the technical data from recent tests and also with close investigation of the business case for multiple players. This report includes a map of how specific customer groups will prefer to subscribe to wireless services, and we've segmented the LAA vs. LWA question in multiple different ways in order to shed new light on this question."
This report includes analysis of service provider revenue in Wi-Fi, including new insight into Hotspot 2.0 roaming revenue and the impact of LAA on LTE network costs. In addition, the equipment market is covered in detail, with useful information covering the design of small cells and Wi-Fi access points, laying out the adoption of new standards such as 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11ax, and LAA. Market shares and unit forecasts are included of course.
About Mobile Experts LLC:
Mobile Experts provides insightful market analysis for the mobile infrastructure and mobile handset markets. Our analysts are true Experts, who remain focused on topics where each analyst has 20 years of experience or more. Research topics center on technology introduction for radio frequency (RF) and communications innovation. Recent publications focus on Small Cells, Semiconductors for Small Cells, Macro Base Station Transceivers, Semiconductors for RRH, Active Antenna Systems, Backhaul for Small Cells, DAS, Cloud RAN, and Carrier Wi-Fi.
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