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Market Trends: Four Silicon Technologies That Will Take Consumer Wi-Fi Beyond the Published Standards

Published: 30 January 2018

ID: G00341399

Analyst(s): Bill Ray


Silicon vendors are enhancing their Wi-Fi products with a multitude of technologies and techniques beyond the published standards. Technology product management leaders creating Wi-Fi-enabled products need to know which technologies will be important to their customers and what they will cost.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Consumers Value Wi-Fi Quality More Than Broadband Speed
  • Market Structure Trend
    • ISPs Are Looking to Extend Their Service Beyond Internet Provision
  • Buyer Trend
    • Wi-Fi Networking Is a Trojan Horse for Additional Services
  • Technology Trend
    • Wi-Fi Is Improving Ahead of New Standards

Contrarian View

  • If 5G Becomes Inexpensive and Ubiquitous, Then Wi-Fi Could Become Redundant

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