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Wi-Fi and Home Networking

Q2 2017

Industry Report

Wi-Fi Hotspots: Global Outlook

This report examines the entrance into the mobile services market of Wi-Fi-first providers such as cable companies, MVNOs, and Internet companies like Google. It provides consumer Wi-Fi usage data to measure the potential impact of this disruption. It reviews new Wi-Fi standards and analyzes the growing use of Wi-Fi technologies in mobile operators’ HetNet network strategy. The report also provides a worldwide forecast of Wi-Fi adoption on major consumer electronic devices and revenues from Wi-Fi hotspot services and Wi-Fi-first mobile services.


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1.0      Report Summary

1.1      Purpose of Report

1.2      Scope of Report

1.3      Research Approach/Sources

2.0      Consumer Wi-Fi Usage and Hotspot Service Market Analysis

2.1      Consumer Wi-Fi Usage Trend

2.2      Analysis of Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Market

2.3      Wi-Fi-first Mobile Services and Impact on Mobile Carriers

2.4      Wi-Fi Network-enabled Value Added Services

3.0      Wi-Fi for 5G: Global Outlook

3.1      Carrier Small Cell and HetNet Strategy

3.2      Unlicensed Spectrum Use and Wi-Fi for IoT Applications

3.2.1   Wi-Fi for IoT

3.2.2   Competing Standards

4.0      Market Forecasts

4.1      Drivers & Barriers: Global Wi-Fi Adoption and Service Deployment

4.2      Forecast Methodology and Assumptions

4.3      Forecast of Global Wi-Fi Hotspot Service Revenues 2017-2021

5.0      Implications and Recommendations

6.0      Appendix

6.1      Glossary

6.2      Index

6.3      Image Sources

Companies Researched or Interviewed for Report
Mobile Data Consumed by Network (2015-2016)
Use of Home Networking Technologies
Method of Connecting to the Internet at Home
Wi-Fi-First Mobile Service Providers
Enterprise Wi-Fi Contract and Related Revenue Opportunities
Unlicensed Spectrum Use by Mobile Operators
Smart Home Device Ownership
Wi-Fi Technologies for IoT: LP-WiFi and 802.11ah/HaLow
Overview of Cellular IoT Standards
SIGFOX: Technical Details and Deployment Momentums
LoRa Alliance: Technical Details and Deployment Momentums
Ingenu: Technical Details and Deployment Momentums
Global Public Wi-Fi Service Revenue estimates: 2016
Global Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Data Consumption: 2016-2021
Global Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Service Revenues by Category: 2016-2021
Global Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Service Revenues by Region: 2016-2021
Direct-to-consumer Wi-Fi Hotspot Service Revenue by Region: 2016-2021
B2B Wholesale Wi-Fi Hotspot Service Revenue by Region: 2016-2021
B2B Advertising and Sponsorship Wi-Fi Hotspot Service Revenue by Region: 2016-2021

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