This report reflects features of the growing market for high-speed wireless
home networks. It concerns only one technology - 60 GHz radio, which is
gaining popularity due to several advanced features; such as an unlicensed
spectrum, a huge allowed bandwidth (speed of transmission in Gb/s; and as high
as 25 Gb/s), security and other that benefit users.
This radio is used mainly to satisfy requirements of bandwidth-hungry
applications, such as uncompressed HD video, exchange information between
multiple CE devices and transmission of large files.
Several varieties of 60 GHz radio technologies are analyzed in this report,
- WirelessHD and IEEE 802.15.3c - WPAN
- WiGig and IEEE 802.11ad - WLAN
The report also reflects contributions of such international organizations as
ETSI and ITU to the 60 GHz radio standardization process.
This radio market, applications, standardization and the industry are
addressed in the report. With introduction of relatively inexpensive 60 GHz
ICs, home networking is positioned for success; and attracts all levels of
supply chain as well as users. At the same time, the report emphasizes a very
competitive environment in which this technology matures.