Wireless Blog posts on WiMAX.
Wireless Blog posts on WiMAX.
In his wireless blog, Mark Heath, of Unwired Insight calls on Ofcom and the UK government to do more. Industry regulators will not escape budget cuts as the UK government attempts to control spending. The government announced last week that it will merge the telecommunications regulator (Ofcom) with the postal regulator (Postcomm) and several Ofcom… Read more
Wireless broadband services will create significant opportunities for revenue growth, and cellular technologies will take the largest share, according to the report Wireless broadband forecasts for 2008-2015: HSPA, HSPA+, EV-DO, LTE and WiMAX, written by Unwired Insight. Globally, 2.1 billion wireless broadband customers will generate USD784 billion in service revenue by 2015. This revenue increase… Read more
It seems that mobile equipment vendors are facing an uncertain future, according to two reports, Network Evolution from 2007 to 2012: HSPA+, LTE, WiMAX and femtocells and 3G Infrastructure Sharing: the future for mobile networks, written by Unwired Insight. “Mobile equipment vendors may be depending on 3G enhancements such as Long Term Evolution (LTE) to… Read more
The move by Vodafone to purchase Tele2’s fixed network assets in Italy and Spain for EUR775 million demonstrates the increasing importance of fixed broadband services in the mobile operator service portfolio. Some mobile operators have considered offering a complete set of fixed and mobile services using wireless technologies (such as HSDPA and WiMAX), but operators… Read more
Among the many technologies that are hyped as the next big thing in the cellular industry, indoor base stations (often referred to as femtocells) are set to cause fundamental changes and will drive fixed-mobile substitution, according to the report, Picocells and Femtocells: will indoor base stations transform the telecoms industry?, written by Unwired Insight. “The… Read more
The provision of fixed broadband is becoming essential for mobile operators and they could quickly recoup the substantial investment necessary to offer their own unbundled DSL services if they achieved strong service uptake, says Unwired Insight. “DSL services can generate nine times the ARPU earned by many mobile operators today from mobile data services. However,… Read more
Bundling fixed broadband with existing mobile services offers an immediate source of revenue growth, and a number of additional benefits, for mobile operators faced with diminishing voice revenues and a failure to achieve significant growth in non-voice revenue, according to the report, Mobile Operator Strategies for Fixed Broadband, written by Unwired Insight. Key findings from… Read more
Early business cases from the WiMAX community show attractive financial returns in a variety of deployment environments, but modelling with more realistic assumptions shows that there may be very few situations in which WiMAX has a secure long-term business case, according to the report, The Business Case for WiMAX , written by Unwired Insight. According… Read more
By 2012, cellular VoIP services are forecast to generate revenues of USD18.6 billion (EUR15.3 billion) in the USA and USD7.3 billion (EUR.6.0 billion) in Western Europe, compared with fixed VoIP revenues of USD11.9 (EUR9.8 billion) in the USA and USD6.9 billion (EUR5.7 billion) in Western Europe, according to the report, Forecasting the Commercial Impact of… Read more
Amid growing interest in alternative technologies, such as DVB-H and WiMAX, 3G is set to fight back with 3G LTE, or Super 3G, which could dramatically enhance the capabilities of 3G networks from 2009, according to the report, Prospects for the Evolution of 3G and 4G, written by Unwired Insight. HSPA (high-speed packet access) and… Read more