Hype Cycle for Wireless Networking Infrastructure, 2011



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This report analyzes key wireless network infrastructure technologies to help communications service providers and their suppliers make informed decisions. Future innovations to increase bandwidth, mobility and the use of mobile data and video must be achieved more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • Major Changes in 2011's Hype Cycle
      • Notable Positional Changes
      • Technologies That Have Not Changed Position
      • Additions
      • Deletions
      • Most Hyped Technologies
    • The Priority Matrix
    • On the Rise
      • Cognitive Radio
      • OneAPI
      • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
      • 802.11ad
      • Terahertz Waves
      • Multivendor WLAN Controller Protocols
      • 802.11ac
      • WiMAX 802.16m
      • LTE-A
      • Smart Antennas
      • Wireless Video — 60GHz
      • Mobile CDN
      • Optimized Download
      • Cloud-Based RAN
      • Mobile QoS for LTE
    • At the Peak
      • IPX for LTE
      • VoIP Wireless WAN
      • Self-Organizing Networks
      • Smartphone Hypervisors
      • 4G Standard
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Mobile Satellite Services
      • 6LoWPAN
      • Mesh Networks: Sensor
      • 802.22
      • White Spaces: Unlicensed Spectrum TV
      • TD-LTE
      • Software-Defined Radio
      • IMS
      • 802.16-2009
      • 802.11k-2008
      • 802.11r-2008
      • Long Term Evolution
      • Wireless Video — 2.4/5GHz
      • Ka-Band Satellite Communications
    • Climbing the Slope
      • 802.15.4/ZigBee
      • Femtocells
      • 802.11n
      • 802.3at
      • HSPA+
      • TD-SCDMA
      • Distributed Antenna Systems
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Mobile TV Streaming
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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