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Carrier Wi-Fi Operator Activity: North America, Japan, Korea, and Europe

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This report gives an overview of Carrier Wi-Fi definition and market status in 2013. The first section lists the main attributes associated with the technology, operators’ drivers, and deployment challenges. The second section focuses on the standardization process driven by standards and legislation organizations. The section also includes contributions from main equipment providers and chip manufactures in Carrier Wi-Fi ecosystem. The third section provides latest operators deployments and market insight in North America, Europe, Japan, and South Korea.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • 1. CARRIER WI-FI DEFINTION, DRIVERS, AND CHALLENGES
    • 1.1. Carrier Wi-Fi Characteristics
      • 1.1.1. Automatic Discovery, Selection, and Authentication
      • 1.1.2. Seamless Handover between Wi-Fi Hotspots, and between Wi-Fi Coverage and Cellular
      • 1.1.3. Control over Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE)
      • 1.1.4. Scalability and Network Management
      • 1.1.5. Intelligent Data Steering and Load Balancing
      • 1.1.6. Carrier Grade Security
      • 1.1.7. Location Based Services
    • 1.2. The Main Drivers behind Carrier Wi-Fi Deployment
      • 1.2.1. Data Offload
      • 1.2.2. Wi-Fi Ubiquity
      • 1.2.3. Unlicensed Spectrum
      • 1.2.4. Creating Competitive Differentiation
    • 1.3. The Main Challenges in Deploying Carrier Wi-Fi
      • 1.3.1. Intelligent Network Selection
      • 1.3.2. Uninterrupted Data Sessions
      • 1.3.3. Data Steering and Load Balancing
      • 1.3.4. Network Policies
      • 1.3.5. Roaming and Different Carriers Policies
      • 1.3.6. Site Acquisition
      • 1.3.7. Monetization
  • 2. KEY PLAYERS IN THE CARRIER WI-FI ECOSYSTEM
    • 2.1. Standards and Organizational Bodies
      • 2.1.1. Wi-Fi Alliance and the Passpoint Certification Program
      • 2.1.2. Wireless Broadband Alliance and the Next Generation Hotspot
      • 2.1.3. GSMA
      • 2.1.4. 3GPP Access Network Discovery and Selection Function
      • 2.1.5. Small Cell Forum
      • 2.1.6. IEEE 802.1ac and 802.11ad
    • 2.2. Vendors and Chip Manufacturers
      • 2.2.1. Cisco
      • 2.2.2. Ruckus
      • 2.2.3. Ericsson
      • 2.2.4. Alcatel-Lucent
      • 2.2.5. Qualcomm
  • 3. OPERATOR ACTIVITY
    • 3.1. U.S. Market: Cable Operators Lead
      • 3.1.1. Comcast and the CableWiFi Alliance
      • 3.1.2. AT&T
    • 3.2. Europe Market: Bound by Regulations
      • 3.2.1. Germany: Deutsche Telekom
      • 3.2.2. France: Orange
      • 3.2.3. United Kingdom: BT and O2
    • 3.3. Japan and South Korea: Technology Enthusiasts
      • 3.3.1. South Korea: SK Telecom, KT, and LG U+
      • 3.3.2. Japan: KDDI, NTT DoCoMo, and SoftBank
      • 3.3.3. Other Operator Activity in Asia
    • 3.4. Trends
      • 3.4.1. Municipal Wi-Fi and Government Influence
      • 3.4.2. Shared Home/Community Hotspots
      • 3.4.3. Wi-Fi/ Small Cells Integration
    • 3.5. Business Model

Tables

  1. Network Discovery and Selection Features Provided by ANDSF and Hotspot 2.0

Charts

  1. Wi-Fi-enabled Device Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2018
  2. Carrier Wi-Fi Hotspots, World Markets, Forecast: 2012 to 2016
  3. Wi-Fi IC Shipments by Protocol, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2018
  4. Carrier Wi-Fi Access Point Forecast by Region, Global, Forecast: 2012 to 2018

Figures

  1. Operators' Number of Hotspots
  2. Industry Standards and Guidelines Roadmap