|Alternative mobile broadband technologies to take off after 2010|
Posted: 21-Nov-2006 [Source: Strategy Analytics]
[Strategy Analytics predicts alternative mobile broadband technologies like WiMAX will make up 6 percent of the total mobile broadband space by 2010 as enhancements to existing technologies dominate the market.]
Boston -- According to Strategy Analytics' recent report, "Beyond 3G: Looking for True Mobile Broadband," new alternative technologies will contribute just 6 percent of the forecast 500 million mobile broadband users globally by 2010. Despite all the hype surrounding alternative technologies like WiMAX, it is iterations of existing technologies which will dominate the mobile broadband arena in the short term.
Technologies such as mobile WiMAX and UMTS TDD will lead the alternative technology camp, but enhancements to existing technologies, including HSPA and EV-DO Revision A+ will comprise the bulk of the market and are where the money lies in the short-term.
"We're not likely to see technologies like mobile WiMAX or indeed, anything else, really take off until the next decade," comments Sara Harris, Senior Industry Analyst at Strategy Analytics and author of this report. "However, HSPA and EV-DO will be more than acceptable for most users, giving them the speed and flexibility they want to use their fixed internet applications on the move"
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