WBA Annual Industry Report 2017/18

This year’s Annual Industry Report from the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) comes at a highly significant time for the wireless ecosystem. As user demands for fast, reliable, affordable wireless data continue to rise, service providers are also considering how to expand and transform their business models with new use cases. As Wi-Fi and other technologies evolve, there is the opportunity to connect a vast array of devices, vehicles, sensors and buildings, to support applications which have scarcely been possible before. Many of these discussions about new connected services and business cases are taking place in the context of the next generation of wireless technologies, 5G. Like most stakeholders, the WBA believes that 5G will, unlike previous generations of standards, be more than a cellular radio definition. Instead, it will be a broad platform which integrates multiple radio access technologies (RATs) in unlicensed, shared and licensed spectrum. This year’s report examines these business opportunities in detail, along with the technology and spectrum developments which will enable them.
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WBA Industry Survey 2016 – Key Takeaways

Take a look at some of they key takeaways from our 2016 Industry Survey, with findings on Next Gen Wi-Fi, monetization strategies, coexistence and convergence, and more.
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The Unlicensed Road to 5G – WBA Industry Report 2016

The Unlicensed Road to 5G - Unlicensed spectrum technologies have come a long way from being the disruptive younger sibling of the licensed-band networks, to having an equal place at the table. Indeed, the WBA Annual Report in this year looks beyond unlicensed spectrum on its own, and towards the rising levels of convergence with licensed technologies, to enable new performance levels and flexibility for service providers of all kinds to paving the way to 5G. Download the report now and learn your way to 5G!

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Key Findings – The Unlicensed Road to 5G

Download our at-a-glance overview of WBA’s new industry report The Unlicensed Road to 5G
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Key Findings Infographic, 2015

Download our at-a-glance overview of WBA’s industry report From 2016 to 5G
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From 2016 to 5G – WBA Industry Report Executive Summary 2015

Download the WBA Industry Report executive summary for a brief overview of WBA’s new industry report From 2016 to 5G
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From 2016 to 5G – WBA Industry Report Full Report 2015

Last year, the key theme of the WBA annual report was the start of the transition from best effort to carrier-grade Wi‑Fi networks. This year, that transition is very visibly under way and the ecosystem is starting to plan for the next five years.
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