UltraWideBand on a Stick or WiFi in Your Pocket; WTRS Report Analyzes the Race and Forecasts the Winner

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Wireless Connectivity has grown over the last ten years from a technology concept to actual end products. A new report from WTRS examines the key market players in UWB, Wireless USB, Bluetooth, and WiFi. The report also analyzes the functionality and potential of Metro WiFi, examines the viability of WirelessHD, and evaluates the impact of pre-standard IEEE 802.11n on the adoption of other high data rate connectivity technologies.

A race between UWB and Wifi is well underway to achieve market predominance in wireless connectivity. Will there be a clear winner or a combination driven by individual application demands. A new report from WTRS examines this issue and also investigates the functionality and potential of Metro WiFi, Bluetooth as incorporated in UWB and WiFi protocols, and evaluates the impact of pre-standard IEEE 802.11n on the adoption of other high data rate connectivity technologies.

The WTRS Wireless Connectivity Technology Trends Report examines the market potential, effectiveness of existing technologies and components, global & regional market trends & forecasts, outstanding regulatory issues, progress of de facto standards development, regional economic effects, and strategic developments of market makers. The report includes a thorough evaluation of emerging "Wireless Connectivity" technologies including applications of Bluetooth, millimeter wave wireless, UWB, and IEEE 802.11n.

"The industry has matured to the point that we can now comfortably predict which vendors are winning," said Dr Kirsten West, Principal Analyst of WTRS, "We have analyzed each major player to highlight their technical strengths, weaknesses, and immediate and long term prospects."

The WTRS Wireless Connectivity Technology Trends Report uncovers:

(1) The addition and integration of WiFi to Bluetooth and its potential to enable WiFi to penetrate the mobile phone market more strongly.
(2) The pre-802.11n standard end product market will be regulated by a WiFi Alliance-run, pre-n interoperability certification program.
(3) Analysis of Wireless Connectivity use cases, by technology
(4) An analysis of the emergence of WirelessHD and the underlying SiBeam technology.
(5) Wireless Connectivity market makers.
(6) The few Certified Wireless USB radio chipset companies who are capable of addressing the regulatory requirements of the global market.
(7) The regulatory influences on the productization of Certified Wireless USB.
(8) Metro WiFi as a stimulant of general end-user wireless adoption.
(9) Analysis of the Certified Wireless USB I/F, WiMedia Alliance, Homeplug Alliance, UWB Forum, Bluetooth SiG, WiFi Alliance, and WirelessHD.

Wireless Connectivity is the mechanism for utilizing wireless technologies as the underlying platform to deploy networks for data and multimedia content delivery over distances confined to 30 meters. Examples of technologies and protocols included in the "Wireless Connectivity" area are applications of Bluetooth, UWB (including DS-UWB from GiT and others, CW-UWB from PulseLink, and MB-OFDM UWB from the WiMedia Alliance), millimeter wave wireless from SiBeam, Homeplug, the IEEE 802.11 family, and IEEE 802.11n. Using only publicly available information, meticulously gathered from public patent sources, filing information, court activities, and other research this report is truly an invaluable resource for any company participating in the Bluetooth, WiFi, WirelessHD, or Certified Wireless USB standards, or planning a potential entry into this market.

For more information, contact: http://www.wtrs.net
George West, Senior Analyst
Phone: 650-940-1196

MORE INFORMATION ON THIS RESEARCH Title: "WTRS Wireless Connectivity Technology Trends Report, Issue Q2, 2007"
Product Number: WT041207WCCY
Publication Date: April 2007
Number of Pages: 51

Market Research from WTRS
West Technology Research Solutions, LLC (WTRS) is an independent market research and consulting company with 9 years in wireless research specializing in INSTEON, ZigBee, UWB, Bluetooth, WiMAX, IEEE 802.15.4, Wi-Fi, and other emerging wireless technologies and protocols. WTRS helps companies track the market potential & viability of wireless emerging technologies. WTRS reports are not funded by, or in any other way influenced by, companies which we study. WTRS market research and consulting services provide customers with the information they need to assess market opportunities, evaluate investments, monitor competition, form relationships, and make crucial business decisions in following cutting-edge technologies. WTRS customers range from start-ups, some still in development, to the largest and most prominent players in technology. All have an interest in market intelligence that aides them in making crucial business decisions.

Website: http://www.wtrs.net

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