The Wireless local area networks (WLAN) will become the dominant mobile wireless infrastructure over the next five years to the detriment of third-generation mobile networks, indicates a recent study by the company Metrinomics. This report sets out comparative measures concerning safety, performance and benefits of use of two different technologies and encompassed 300 panellists Metrinomics information technologies (which amounts to 11000 people).
In the comparison between the third-generation networks and the WLAN, the sample felt that the latter have a better performance, as well as a greater range of services. Despite the compatibility problems, more than half of the respondents think WLAN have more interoperatibilidade third-generation networks.
Problems in the delivery of appliances and consumer distrust about the capacity of mobile operators to evolve networks, second for the third generation in a simple and effective, also forcefully interfered with the worst reputation of 3 g in terms of interoperatibilidade.
Thus, approximately 90% of those polled in the survey consider that the WLAN infrastructure that would choose if you decide to adopt a solution of wireless networks in their homes in the coming years.
According to a recent report from the International Data Corporation (IDC), the market of Wireless local area networks (more known as WLAN) will grow exponentially in Asia over the next few years, is expected to generate revenue inherent in this kind of services amounting to 800 million dollars by 2007.
According to the same study, Korea, with over 8500 hotspots installed, will lead this process, eventually pushing the whole Asian continent to the massive use of Wireless local area networks. It is recalled that the hotspots are Internet terminals that let users surf the web with their PCs or laptops without the need for connection to the net by any cable.
In recent years membership of the WLAN users has been quite remarkable, thanks in large part to bold investments of entrepreneurial companies in the sector that have increased significantly the number of hotspots available. These include Korea Telecom and SK Telecom, regarded by many as the Asian leaders in this sector.
For this reason, Securitypology forecasts that demand for hardware and related equipment with the WLAN should be of 370 million dollars in 2007, well above the $151 million relating to 2002.