The wireless LAN industry is enjoying strong growth, driven by the adoption and support of a single standard, falling costs, productivity and cost savings which the technology provides and critical mass. This final point is crucial: Frost & Sullivan believes that wireless LANs are about to enjoy the networking effect, whereby the more wireless LANs are installed, the more valuable the technology becomes, and exponentially onwards. However, there are also significant issues facing the technology including security issues, next generation standards, end-user confusion and a changing and uncertain regulatory environment. This report analyses these points and provides detailed forecasts for the industry.
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European Wireless LAN Market, Executive SummaryExecutive SummaryIntroductionSummary of Major FindingsCompetitive EnvironmentConclusionEuropean Wireless LAN Market, Market Drivers and ChallengesMarket Drivers AnalysisIntroductionCritical Mass Drives Networking Effect ValueFalling Cost Opens Wider DemandNew End-user Markets Provide Growth OpportunitiesExpected Relaxation of Regulations Provides for Easier Market AccessSupport from Hardware and Software Suppliers Simplifies and Decreases the Cost of WLANIncreasing Mobility of the WorkforceIntegration of WLAN with Cellular Technology Provides Complete SolutionChallengesIntroductionMultiple Standards Create ConfusionMixed Messages and Multiple Wireless Technologies Delay ImplementationsRegulatory Issues Create Barriers to Market and add to Market ConfusionLack of Roaming and Billing Standards Holds Back Wireless LAN Service ProvisionEuropean Wireless LAN Market, Standards and RegulationsStandardsDescription of WLAN StandardsRegulations2.4GHZ Regulations5GHZ RegulationsEuropean Wireless LAN Market, Total Market ForecastsTotal Unit and Revenue Growth ForecastsTotal Market ForecastsEuropean Wireless LAN Market, Market Forecasts by Wireless LAN TypeTotal Market AnalysisTotal Revenue Forecasts by WLAN TypePercent of Revenues by WLAN TypeEuropean Wireless LAN Market, Market Forecasts by Product TypeUnit and Revenue Percent BreakdownsPercent of Revenues by Product TypePercent of Shipments by Product TypeProduct Forecasts and AnalysesAccess PointsNotebook Add-onsDesktop Add-onsPDA Add-onsGatewaysEuropean Wireless LAN Market, Market Forecasts by End-user TypeAnalysis by End-userPercent of Revenues by End-user TypeRevenues by End-user SegmentEuropean Wireless LAN Market, Geographic AnalysisGeographic AnalysisPercent of Revenues by Geographic RegionRevenues by Geographic RegionEuropean Wireless LAN Market, Competitive Structure and Market ShareAnalysis of the Competitive EnvironmentCompetitive StructureVendor Market ShareEuropean Wireless LAN Market, Market Engineering AwardsMarket Engineering AwardsCompetitive Strategy AwardVertical Market Penetration AwardEuropean Wireless LAN Market, Decision Support DatabaseCommunication InfrastructurePortable Computers Installed base (Thousands)Mobile Handsets Installed base (Thousands)Installed base of Business PCs (Million)Installed Base of PCs in Homes and Educational Institutes (Million)Percentage of Networked Personal Computers in Business ApplicationsBusiness DemographicsMobile work force (Thousands)Number of Teleworkers (Millions)Number of Large size enterprises (Thousands)Number of Medium size enterprises (Thousands)Total Number of Airports