Unlicensed Mobile Access and Beyond: Mobile Operators Benefit from Wi-Fi and Cellular Convergence

Report Content Overview

“UMA and Beyond: Mobile Operators Benefit from Wi-Fi and Cellular Convergence” provides a comprehensive assessment of the UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access) technology and Wi-Fi and cellular convergence. This report presents a clear, concise overview of the technology, and explores the market drivers that will lead to adoption. To help service providers and vendors size the opportunity, it includes a forecast of the market demand and revenue opportunity for UMA services.

This report offers a timely, in-depth analysis into one of the hottest emerging areas in the cellular and Wi-Fi industry. It is essential reading for those evaluating UMA and  those who want to stay at the forefront of technological innovation in mobile telecommunications.

Topics covered

·        UMA technology overview

·        Standardization efforts

·        Drivers to adoption in different geographic markets, with forecasts of user demand

·        Services for the residential and enterprise market

·        The opportunity for mobile operators

·        The competitive threat to fixed operators and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service providers

·        The role of handset manufacturers

Extensive forecasts (2006-2010)

·        Worldwide demand for Wi-Fi and Cellular Convergence services

·        Impact of Wi-Fi and Cellular Convergence on subscriber usage of fixed and cellular lines (including analysis of effect on MoU from home and away from home, on metered and unmetered calls)

·        Revenues from Wi-Fi and Cellular Convergence services, including revenues gained by mobile operators (taking into account the effect of cannibalization), and revenues lost by fixed operators

All your key questions answered

·        When will UMA handsets will be available and how much will they cost?

·        What is the timeline for deployment?

·        Will subscribers pay for UMA services? How much is UMA worth to them?

·        What is the effect of broadband and Wi-Fi penetration on UMA demand?

·        Will users be able to use UMA phones in hotspots? Is this a key adoption driver?

·        What is UMA and how it relates to other ongoing standardization efforts, such as 3GPP (The Third Generation Partnership Project) and IEEE 802.21?

·        How can UMA guarantee quality of service (QoS)?

·        How (and when) will UMA move towards SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) and  all-IP networks?

How this report will benefit you

Mobile operators – understand the opportunity offered by Wi-Fi and cellular convergence and learn how to take full advantage of it

Fixed and VoIP service providers – evaluate the competitive threat posed by  UMA and develop an alternative Wi-Fi convergence strategy

Vendors – assess the demand, and establish a timeline, for Wi-Fi and cellular converged handsets and find more about the mobile operators requirements

Investors, consultants, regulators – get a better understanding of the Wi-Fi cellular convergence ecosystem and a new perspective on the potential of the technology 

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