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Wireless local loop (WLL) technology will affect the world phone market by the end of 2006 with over 100 million subscribers, according to a recently released report from Allied Business Intelligence, Inc. (ABI Abi (ā`bī) [short for Abijah], in the Bible, King Hezekiah's mother.
(Application Binary Interface) A specification for a specific hardware platform combined with the operating system. ) entitled "Wireless Access Solutions to Local Loop Telephony 1998." The infrastructure market will, concurrently, grow from 17,600 base stations in use presently for WLL applications to 714,200.
ROI (Return On Investment) The monetary benefits derived from having spent money on developing or revising a system. In the IT world, there are more ways to compute ROI than Carter has liver pills (and for those of you who never heard of that expression, it means a lot). for Wireless LANs
WLANA--Wireless LAN (Local Area Network) A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. The "clients" are the user's workstations typically running Windows, although Mac and Linux clients are also used. Alliance--a consortium of leading worldwide suppliers of wireless local area networking products and technologies, commissioned a study by independent Tech Research to examine the costs and benefits associated with actual wireless LAN installations. Among the study's major findings: The average time to fully pay back the initial costs of such installations was 8.9 months. Ninety-seven percent of customers claimed that wireless LANs met or exceeded expectations that their company would gain a competitive advantage. And "definite economic and business benefits" were found by 92% after installation. Mark Sullivan, director of WLANA WLANA Wireless Local Area Network Alliance
WLANA Wireless Lan Alliance , says the results of the study explain why this market is growing at "a 40-60% annual rate and is expected to reach $1 billion by the year 2000."