Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Wireless Networking Infrastructure, 2008

Published: 09 July 2008

ID: G00159592

Analyst(s): Jean-Claude Delcroix, Patti A. Reali, Barry Runyon , Martin Gutberlet, Akshay K. Sharma, Sandy Shen , Tim Zimmerman , Michael J. King, Bettina Tratz-Ryan , Sylvain Fabre , Mark Fabbi , Monica Basso , Brian Gammage, Nick Jones , Phillip Redman, Carolina Milanesi, John-David Lovelock , William Clark , Martina Kurth , John Pescatore, Jouni Forsman , Ken Dulaney


Gartner evaluates the standards and technologies that will have the most impact on wireless networking infrastructure at all levels, for devices and enterprise and carrier networks.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off The Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • LTE-A
    • White Spaces
    • WiMAX 802.16m
    • WPA3
    • Multivendor WLAN Controller Handoffs
    • Smartphone Hypervisors
    • RFID Warehouse Management Systems
    • 4G Standard
    • Near-Field Communication
    • Personal-Area Network Wi-Fi
    • Access Point Local Bridging
    • VoIP Wireless WAN
    • Bluetooth Medical Device Profile
  • At the Peak
    • 802.11k
    • Bluetooth 3.0
    • Next-Generation Service Delivery Platform
    • 802.11r
    • Femtocells
    • WiMAX 802.16e-2005
    • High-Speed Uplink Packet Access
    • Long-Term Evolution
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 802.3at
    • Mesh Networks: Sensor
    • Radio Over Fiber
    • IMS
    • Certified Wireless USB
    • 802.11n
    • Mobile TV Broadcasting
    • TD-SCDMA
    • Dual-Mode Phones
    • WiMAX 802.16d-2004
    • 802.15.4/ZigBee
    • Outdoor Wi-Fi Mesh Networks
    • Point-to-Point Wireless Bridges
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Next-Generation Satellite
    • High-Speed Downlink Packet Access
    • Location-Aware Technology
    • Distributed Antenna Systems
    • cdma2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A
  • Off the Hype Cycle
    • WCDMA and Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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