Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Wireless Networking Infrastructure, 2014

Published: 24 July 2014

ID: G00260634

Analyst(s): Sylvain Fabre


Gartner's 2014 Hype Cycle for Wireless Networking Infrastructure helps mobile CSPs understand wireless infrastructure and connectivity trends so they can manage networks for clear end-user benefits (high bandwidth, mobility, rich content) and select appropriate technology portfolios.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • The Cloud as an Alternative to Cost Reduction and Elastic Capacity
    • Evolution Path to 5G
    • Wi-Fi Developments
    • Increase in Traffic Strains Capacity but Brings in Innovation
    • The Power of Low-Power Networking Technologies
    • Major Changes to the Hype Cycle for 2013
    • Notable Positioning Changes
    • New to the Hype Cycle
    • Deleted From the Hype Cycle
    • Renamed Entries
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Cognitive Radio
    • Super Cell
    • Programming by Example (PbE)
    • LTE-U
    • Terahertz Waves
    • 802.11ah
    • 5G
    • Weightless
    • 802.11ad
    • Wireless Video — 60GHz
    • Biochips
    • Smart Antennas for CSP Networks
  • At the Peak
    • Machine Learning for Communications Service Providers
    • Predictive Analytics
    • 4G for Emergency Public Services
    • DASH7
    • iBeacons and Bluetooth Beacons
    • Diameter Protocol
    • Heterogeneous Networks
    • Bluetooth 4
    • 802.11ai
    • LTE-A
    • Metamaterial Antennas
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 4G Standard
    • Mobile Satellite Services
    • Network Function Virtualization
    • VoIP Wireless WAN
    • Mobile Self-Organizing Networks
    • Voice Over LTE
    • 802.11ac Wave 1
    • Cloud-Based RAN
    • Z-Wave
    • Augmented Reality
    • Mobile QoS for LTE
    • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
    • Wi-Fi Direct
    • Machine-to-Machine Communication Services
    • Software-Defined Radio for Mobile Devices
    • Small Cells
    • 802.11u
    • NFC
    • Wi-Fi Positioning and Analytical Systems
    • LTE Roaming
    • 802.11af
    • 802.22
    • TD-LTE
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Ka Band Satellite Communications
    • Mobile CDN
    • Rich Communication Suite
    • ZigBee
    • Long Term Evolution
    • Femtocells
  • Entering the Plateau
    • 802.11r-2008
    • Mobile DPI
    • 802.11n
    • 802.11k-2008
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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