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, including:
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.