Regulatory mandates to reuse or repurpose RF spectrum as well as new wireless technologies promise to greatly expand the availability and reach of high-speed data communication services around the globe. In the US, the VHF spectrum auctions are expected bring seismic shifts to the local wireless landscape. New services being readied for various parts of the spectrum have the potential to support true broadband rates to both fixed and mobile devices and trigger a new surge of consumer demand, and a new round of spending by service providers worldwide.
In this report explores the new wireless technologies including WiMax, WRAN, 3G, software defined radio, cognitive radio, and others. We discuss the market and competitive environment that each technology will play into as well as the technical and non-technical challenges to bring each technology to market. This study forecasts the worldwide markets for wireless broadband over the next five years, identifies where the opportunities are, and which technologies and companies are poised to capitalize on those opportunities.