Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Wireless Networking, 2004

Published: 09 June 2004

ID: G00120922

Analyst(s): Ken Dulaney, Michael J. King, Jeff Woods, Jason Chapman, Phillip Redman, Nick Jones


A close look evaluating the numerous wireless personal-, local- and wide-area network technologies.

Table Of Contents
  • Management Summary
  • Hype Cycle for Wireless Networking, 2004
  • On the Rise
    • 802.11n (Next-Generation WLAN)
    • 4G Wireless Technology
    • 802.16e WiMAX
    • 802.20
    • CDMA2000 1x EV DV Rev. D
    • RFID Warehouse Management Systems
    • 802.15.4
    • High Speed Downlink Packet Access
    • 802.11k
    • CDMA2000 1x EV DO
  • At the Peak
    • UWB/802.15.3a/WiMedia
    • 802.16d WiMAX
    • Location-Aware Technology
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 802.11e (QOS)
    • Mesh Networks — Sensor
    • Mesh Networks — Wide Area
    • WCDMA
    • 802.11i (Security)
    • Enhanced Data for Global Evolution
    • Bluetooth Peer-to-Peer
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Wi-Fi Protected Access
    • General Packet Radio Service
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Wi-Fi 802.11a/g
    • CDMA2000 1xrtt
    • Wi-Fi 802.11g
  • Off the Hype Cycle
    • Wi-Fi 802.11b
  • Conclusions
  • Hype Cycle for Mobile and Wireless Networking, 2003
  • Hype Cycle Phase Definitions
  • Benefit Rating and Maturity Level Definitions
  • Acronym Key

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