The Wireless Industry: Entering a State of Confusion and Chaos

Earl J. Lum
EJL Wireless Research LLC, elum@ejlwireless.com, +1-650-430-2221

Keywords: … EVOLVED EDGE, WIMAX, UMTS, LTE, HSPA+, FEMTOCELL

Abstract
The wireless industry is entering into an extremely volatile period of technological uncertainty. Mobile phones celebrated its 20th birthday in 2007. Over the next 18-24 months, there are several new and potentially viable wireless technologies which will emerge to varying degrees of success such as Evolved EDGE, EVDO Rev. B, WiMAX, and LTE. With so many new technologies on the horizon that are being launched, this paper analyzes the potential impact of these standards on the overall industry.
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