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Hype Cycle for Wireless Networking Infrastructure, 2013

Published: 23 July 2013

ID: G00248760

Analyst(s): Sylvain Fabre


This Hype Cycle helps mobile communications service providers understand wireless infrastructure trends in areas like personal cloud or the Internet of Things, so they can manage networks for clear end-user benefits (high bandwidth, mobility, rich content) while securing existing and future revenue.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • 5G
    • Cognitive Radio
    • Programming by Example (PbE)
    • 802.11ah
    • Terahertz Waves
    • 802.11ad
    • Diameter Protocol
    • Wireless Video — 60GHz
    • Heterogeneous Networks
    • Smart Antennas for Cellular Applications
    • Machine Learning
    • 4G for Emergency Services
  • At the Peak
    • DASH7
    • Network Functions Virtualization
    • LTE-A
    • 802.11ac
    • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
    • Metamaterial Antennas
    • Cloud-Based RAN
    • Wi-Fi Direct
    • Wi-Fi Positioning Systems
    • 4G Standard
    • 802.11u
    • VoIP Wireless WAN
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Mobile Satellite Services
    • Mobile Self-Organizing Networks
    • Small Cells
    • Mobile Subscriber Data Management
    • Z-Wave
    • Mobile CDN
    • Mobile QoS for LTE
    • Augmented Reality
    • Machine-to-Machine Communication Services
    • Software-Defined Radio for Mobile Devices
    • IP eXchange for Long Term Evolution
    • 802.22
    • White Spaces: Super Wi-Fi
    • TD-LTE
    • Rich Communication Suite
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Ka-Band Satellite Communications
    • Wireless Video — 2.4/5GHz
    • 802.15.4/ZigBee
    • IMS
    • 802.11r-2008
    • Femtocells
    • Long Term Evolution
    • 802.11n
    • Mobile DPI
  • Entering the Plateau
    • 802.11k-2008
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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