Hype Cycle for Wireless Networking Infrastructure, 2012


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This report analyzes key wireless networking technologies, to help end users, communications service providers and suppliers make informed decisions. Wireless infrastructure technology will enable new initiatives, such as mobile personal cloud or the Internet of Things, for CSPs and enterprises.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
      • Major Changes to the 2012 Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Cognitive Radio
      • 802.11ah
      • Metamaterial Antennas
      • OneAPI
      • 802.11ad
      • 802.11ac
      • Terahertz Waves
      • Diameter Protocol
      • Smart Antennas for Cellular Applications
      • Wireless Video — 60GHz
      • LTE-A
      • Optimized Download
      • Wi-Fi Positioning Systems
    • At the Peak
      • 802.11u
      • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
      • Multivendor WLAN Controller Protocols
      • DASH7
      • Bluetooth 4.0
      • VoIP Wireless WAN
      • 4G Standard
      • Mobile QoS for LTE
      • Z-Wave
      • Cloud-Based RAN
      • IP eXchange for Long Term Evolution
      • Mobile CDN
      • Smartphone Hypervisors
      • Mobile Self-Organizing Networks
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Mobile Satellite Services
      • NFC
      • Machine-to-Machine Communication Services
      • Mesh Networks: Sensor
      • Time Division-Long Term Evolution
      • Software-Defined Radio
      • 6LoWPAN
      • 802.22
      • White Spaces: Super Wi-Fi
      • Ka-Band Satellite Communications
      • Wireless Video — 2.4/5GHz
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Femtocells
      • Long Term Evolution
      • 802.15.4/ZigBee
      • 802.11k-2008
      • 802.11n
      • 802.11r-2008
      • Time Division-Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access
      • HSPA+
    • Entering the Plateau
      • 802.3at
      • Next-Generation Voice
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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