Unlicensed Broadband Wireless (UBW) Service a $2 Billion Market by 2008

The annual recurring revenue for access services based on unlicensed broadband wireless (UBW) technologies, currently at $250 million, will approach $2 billion by 2008, according to Parks Associates` latest report.

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Unlicensed Broadband Wireless (UBW) Service
a $2 Billion Market by 2008

November 18, 2003 - The annual recurring revenue for access services based on unlicensed broadband wireless (UBW) technologies, currently at $250 million, will approach $2 billion by 2008, according to Unlicensed Broadband Wireless: Solutions and Applications, a new research report from Parks Associates. Residential service revenue will post the most dramatic growth, followed by the small enterprise (SME) market, and the UBW market will have an overall compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 50%.

"In the past two years, the proliferation of wireless ISPs and the declining cost and improved quality of equipment have generated momentum for this industry," said Yuanzhe (Michael) Cai, research analyst with Parks Associates. "Looking forward, service providers will focus not only on expanding their footprint but also increasing the take rate within existing coverage areas. In the meantime, further declines in equipment costs will help more WISPs justify their residential business plans. Also, the industry will get a further boost around 2006 when real benefits from WiMAX standardization start to materialize."

Underserved markets in the U.S. still represent the low -hanging fruit for service providers using UBW technologies, according to the report. "Underserved market has great growth potentials. It should not be confused with unserved market -areas with monopolistic and even duopolistic market structures can be considered underserved markets as well," Cai said. "Neither does underserved market necessarily indicate a rural market; newly developed communities and urban edge markets are good candidates for UBW services."

Unlicensed Broadband Wireless: Solutions and Applications provides analysis and forecasts of the highly complex UBW equipment and service markets. The report profiles more than 20 equipment vendors and their unlicensed products; analyzes different service market segments, including medium -to -large enterprise, SME, residential/SOHO, and MUSH; provides perspectives of incumbent carriers, wireless ISPs, and consumers; addresses market challenges; and forecasts service and equipment revenue growth.

For more information about Unlicensed Broadband Wireless: Solutions and Applications, contact Parks Associates at sales@parksassociates.com or call 972 -490 -1113.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is a market research and consulting firm focused on all product and service segments that are "digital" or provide connectivity within the home. The company's expertise includes home networks, digital entertainment, consumer electronics, broadband and Internet services, and home systems.

Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start -ups through market reports, multiclient studies, consumer research, workshops, and custom -tailored client solutions. Parks Associates also hosts Fall Focus and co -hosts CONNECTIONS™ (in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association) each year. www.parksassociates.com.

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