Number of Figures: 12
This IDC Insight in IDC Canada's occasional CSPs of the Future series examines several next-generation wireless technologies and their status, including 4G LTE-Advanced, Gigabit WiFi (or "WiGig"), small cell wireless "HetNets" and LTE/WiFi convergence, the status of 5G wireless network development, and the move toward submillimeter wave terahertz wireless frequencies.
The linkage between next-generation wireless technology with new network architecture technologies is a vivid example of the evolving 3rd Platform era.
The imperative of investing in next-generation network technologies that enable the CSP of the future has become urgent for incumbent wireless providers to enable the launch of new apps to grow revenue and compensate for slower subscriber growth, meet projected bandwidth demand, and make more efficient use of scarce spectrum.
Air interface, Big Data analytics and discovery, Broadband, Ethernet switch, Internet of things, Networking and connectivity devices, Networking virtualization, Networks, VoIP, WiFi, WAPI, WiMAX, Wireless LAN infrastructure, Wireless and mobile infrastructure, Wireless and wired communications semiconductor