Gartner Research

The 'Supranet' Explained

Published: 29 January 2001

ID: G0095234

Analyst(s): Simon Hayward, Nigel Deighton, Ken Dulaney, Bob Egan, Martin Reynolds , Daryl Plummer


The mobile market is clearly interested in obtaining insights into key trends that will affect the role of the Internet in the future and, moreover, how mobile services and applications will evolve. Mobile Internet access means more than a "wireless Web." This document discusses how wireless access will trigger a revolution of the Internet, leading to what Gartner calls the "Supranet."

Table Of Contents
  • A New Generation of Linked Networks
  • The Key to the Supranet
  • The Supranet Defined
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • More Than Wireless
  • Supranet Success
  • Accessing the Supranet
  • The Supranet Requires Global-Class Computing
  • Illustrations and Examples
  • Gartner Dataquest Perspective

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