The Future of Wi-Fi, New Protocol Enhancements, Market Segmentation and Use Cases

Wi-Fi will face a number of challenges over the coming years as it tries to evolve to accommodate the plethora of new devices, new use cases, new markets and new requirements brought about by the huge growth in Wi-Fi-enabled devices forecasted. In order to meet these demands, IEEE 802.11 is developing a number of new Wi-Fi standards, some of which can be regarded as breaking away from the traditional evolutionary path of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi. This report will provide an overview of some of the new standards currently under development, most notably 802.11ax, 802.11ad, 802.11ah, and 802.11ay. It will also assess their major applications and use cases, understand the main benefits and challenge, and ultimately evaluate their market opportunities over the next 5 to 10 years.

Table of Contents

  • 1. THE FUTURE OF WI-FI: EVOLUTION AND REVOLUTION?
  • 2. IEEE 802.11AC: VERY HIGH THROUGHPUT
    • 2.1. What Is It?
  • 3. IEEE 802.11AD: WIGIG (VERY HIGH THROUGHPUT 60 GHZ)
    • 3.1. What Is It?
    • 3.2. Market Drivers and Use Cases
    • 3.3. Challenges
    • 3.4. Market Forecasts
  • 4. IEEE 802.11AH: SUB 1 GHZ LOW-POWER WI-FI
    • 4.1. What Is It?
    • 4.2. What Are the Market Drivers?
    • 4.3. What Are Potential Use Cases?
    • 4.4. What Are the Main Challenges?
    • 4.5. Market Forecasts
  • 5. IEEE 802.11AX: HIGH EFFICIENCY WLAN (HEW)
    • 5.1. What Is It?
    • 5.2. Market Drivers
    • 5.3. Use Cases
    • 5.4. Technological Enhancements
    • 5.5. What Are the Main Challenges?
    • 5.6. Market Forecasts
  • 6. IEEE 802.11AY: NEXT GENERATION 60 GHZ
    • 6.1. What Is It?
    • 6.2. When Will It Be Released?
    • 6.3. What Are the Market Drivers?
    • 6.4. What Are Potential Use Cases?
    • 6.5. How Will This Be Achieved?
    • 6.6. What Are the Main Challenges?
    • 6.7. Market Forecasts
  • 7. IEEE 802.11AZ: NEXT GENERATION POSITIONING
    • 7.1. What Is It?
    • 7.2. What Are the Market Drivers?
    • 7.3. What Are the Potential Use Cases?
    • 7.4. What Are the Main Challenges?
  • 8. WI-FI CHIPSET SHIPMENTS BY PROTOCOL
  • 9. CONCLUSION
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Research Information

Publish Date
4Q 2015
Code
AN-2129
Research Type
Business Models Analysis Report
Pages
29