Report sees WLAN technology making inroads

May 21, 2007
May 21, 2007 -- Research and Markets (Dublin, Ireland) reports that the worldwide WLAN industry is set for wider acceptance across all industry segments.

May 21, 2007 -- A recent report from Research and Markets (Dublin, Ireland) contends that the worldwide WLAN industry is set for wider acceptance across all industry segments. Particularly, finds the report, the highest growth will come from WLAN home applications.

According to the study, the 802.11n WLAN standard, anticipated to be formulated by 2007, will foment exceptional uptake of the technology, owing to improved speed and security features. The firm says that China presents "the major opportunity area," where WLAN customers will increase as the price of WLAN equipment trends downward.

The report also sees the Indian "hotspot market" on the cusp of a period of sustained growth. The firm sees "clear opportunities for full-fledged billing and PIN/security administration" for hotspot users, as well as roaming solutions.

However, says the firm, a more appropriate model around the hotspot (something similar to the Indian STD/ISD PCO or long-distance public calling office) needs to be developed, to make running a franchise or managing one a more appealing proposition.

The report also sees the markets for consumer electronics, mobile phones, IT security as presenting new growth opportunities for WLAN industry.

The "Wireless LAN Market (2007-2008)" report provides research and analysis of the WLAN Market worldwide, including developments in China, the US, India, Japan, Taiwan, the UK and Germany. Companies covered in the report include Cisco, D-Link, Symbol Technologies, Netgear, 3Com, Aruba Networks and Nortel Networks.

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