We recently hosted a webinar on the topic of “SP WiFi – The Emergence of New Services,” with Avren in the lead-up to Carrier WiFi Americas taking place 2-4 December in Dallas.
I was joined by:
- Graham Cove, Director of WiFi from EE (formerly known as Everything Everywhere, a UK-based telecom service provider)
- Ian Maclean, VP Strategy and Marketing, Mavenir Systems (a technology vendor to telecom service providers)
- Jon Finegold, VP Marketing, Scratch Wireless (a ‘WiFi First’ service provider that leverages WiFi)
- Josh Lonn, Senior Director Communication Services, T-Mobile US (a leading service provider in the US that has enabled WiFi calling).
Some topics I covered in my presentation were:
- Our forecasts of the size of the SP WiFi market
- Our forecasts of the size of the number of available WiFi infrastructure devices that will be available for WiFi calling and texting
- Our forecast of the size of VoLTE (Voice over LTE) and Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) infrastructure capital spending
- The advantages of using WiFi coverage to enhance user experience and coverage – especially when indoors.
Our panelists were asked to discuss various topics such as:
- Percentage of time users are connected to WiFi versus cellular
- How the deployment of LTE has impacted WiFi deployment plans
- Impact of WiFi First and services over WiFi on femtocell demand
- Which WiFi infrastructure is best, residential, enterprise, SP?
- What is the financial impact of using WiFi?
- Business and technical hurdles for mass market adoption of WiFi
This was an exciting webinar and we encourage you to listen to the recording if you didn’t join us live!
You may also be interested in the earlier posts on this topic:
Coverage of these technologies can be found in Dell’Oro Group’s Wireless LAN, Wireless Packet Core and Carrier IP Telephony Reports.