Yankee Group: 4G Will Evolve in 2011

As 2011 nears, a new, free report

from the Yankee Group is offering 13 predictions on the significant

developments that 4G is likely to drive in the new year. The general

message here is: slow, then fast. As with 3G, deployments and consumer

interest will arrive incrementally, but once the speed and power

of 4G is understood — Yankee Group expects 4G to lay a foundation for the

“fundamental reshaping of the telecom industry and commerce as a

whole” — reaction will be swift.

For the purpose of the report, LTE (long-term evolution), WiMax and HSPA+ are regarded as 4G technologies.

Topping the firm’s predictions list is that “4G will be a drop in

the ocean.” Translation: Most Americans still won’t really get it. By

the end of 2011, says Yankee, only .04 percent of all mobile lines will

be 4G, penetration will be .33 percent and consumer awareness of 4G

will remain “stubbornly low.”

“Until customers fully appreciate the link between a new wireless

network technology and the superior user experience it delivers, their

interest in upgrading will naturally be muted,” states the report.

For more, read the eWeek article: 4G in 2011: Change Is Coming, Yankee Group Says

CIO Insight Staff
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