Industry confidence in investing in Wi-Fi reaches record levels

WBA Annual Industry Report highlights how Wi-Fi is positioned to support 5G-type Performance and Use Cases

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(businesspress24) - London 18 December 2017 d that over 80 per cent of those surveyed feel as or more confident than they did a year ago. And when looking at unlicensed spectrum more broadly, almost half (47 per cent) feel more confident.

The report, compiled by Maravedis on behalf of the WBA, comes at a significant time for the wireless ecosystem. There is a growing consensus that the success of 5G, unlike previous generations of standards, will rely on the convergence of multiple Radio Access Technologies (RATs) in unlicensed, shared and licensed spectrum, with Wi-Fi playing the central role. Developments in the latest Wi-Fi standards, including 802.11ax, will improve Wi-Fi performance and capabilities to support 5G use cases


As industry attention moves toward monetising Wi-Fi, the study also highlights the drivers of additional traffic over the network, as well as use cases with initial revenue potential in different verticals. In this yeartending internet access and media to a full smart home, richer and more efficient enterprise services driven by cloud managed networks and security, and expansion of the Wi-Fi roaming model.

The report also highlights the power of Wi-Fi, along with Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies, to provide a rapid and cost effective deployment of various Internet of Things (IoT) applications, including the deployment of smart cities. But interoperability between different technologies, independent certification of devices and equipment and collaboration between different city stakeholders were identified as areas that connected city ecosystems must urgently address. The WBA

Also uncovered in the report is the rising adoption of the WBA

& Service Providers, Connected Cities and Enterprise & Hospitality ecosystems

The WBA Annual Industry Report for 2017 can be downloaded here: https://www.wballiance.com/resource/wba-annual-industry-report-201718/



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About the Wireless Broadband Alliance
Founded in 2003, the mission of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is to resolve business issues and enable collaborative opportunities for service providers, enterprises and cities, enabling them to enhance the customer experience on Wi-Fi and significant adjacent technologies. Building on our heritage of NGH and carrier Wi-Fi, WBA will continue to drive and support the adoption of Next Generation Wi-Fi services across the entire public Wi-Fi ecosystem, including IoT, Big Data, Converged Services, Smart Cities, 5G, etc. Today, membership includes major fixed operators such as BT, Comcast and Time Warner Cable; seven of the top 10 mobile operator groups (by revenue) and leading technology companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, Huawei Technologies, Google and Intel. WBA member operators collectively serve more than 2 billion subscribers and operate more than 30 million hotspots globally.

The WBA Board includes AT&T, Boingo Wireless, BT, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Intel, KT Corporation, Liberty Global, NTT DOCOMO, Orange and Ruckless Wireless. For a complete list of current WBA members, please click here: https://www.wballiance.com/join-us/current-members/.

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About Maravedis
Maravedis is a premier wireless infrastructure analyst firm. Maravedis focus on broadband wireless technologies (including 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi, Small Cells) as well as industry spectrum regulations and operator trends. Since 2002, clients have been able to access Maravedis technology, spectrum and market intelligence through research services which include disruptive reports, webinars, online databases, analyst support and briefings as well as custom consulting engagements.

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