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Research And Markets: W-CDMA HSDPA And EUL Bring Advances In Throughput, Capacity And Cost Per Mbyte, But Is This Enough?

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Enhancements to 3G May Be Essential to Support New Services, Such as Mobile TV And Video and High-Speed Internet Access, Which Push 3G Capabilities to the Limit. W-CDMA HSDPA and EUL Bring Advances in Throughput, Capacity and Cost Per Mbyte, but is This Enough?

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Pushing Beyond the Limits of 3G with HSDPA and other enhancements to their offering.

Operators must decide if cellular evolution is still the right path. Emerging wireless technologies, such as proprietary systems (e.g. from ArrayComm, Flarion and IPWireless) and forthcoming standards (e.g. IEEE 802.16 WiMAX and IEEE 802.20 MobileFi) claim significant performance advantages over 3G and may present the opportunity to be more innovative.

This report assesses the business rationale for HSDPA by studying its capabilities and costs and identifying the services and business opportunities it enables.

Pushing Beyond the Limits of 3G with HSDPA and other enhancements answers your key questions:

--What are the customer propositions and business models enabled by HSDPA?

--Can HSPDA support a fixed? Mobile substitution strategy by displacing fixed DSL lines?

--What is the realistic cost per Mbyte of HSDPA?

--How will the advent of alternative wireless technologies impact cellular evolution?

Who should read this report?

--Mobile operators: understand the business case for HSDPA compared with alternative technologies

--Wireless technology vendors: understand how operators will evaluate cellular evolution against alternative wireless technologies to define a winning business case for your products

--Fixed operators: understand the threat from 3G attacking the fixed market

The contents of this report are as follows:

0 Summary

1 Cellular enhancements must deliver clear business benefits

2 There are good reasons why cellular services and technologies have dominated the wireless industry

3 Emerging wireless technologies are now set to compete directly with cellular

4 Distinct service opportunities make a strong case for cellular enhancements


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