Bright Lights, Gig Cities - BelAir Networks' Predictions

BelAir Networks’ Offers Their Big 4 Network Predictions for 2012
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Dec. 20, 2011 - PRLog -- Tuesday, December 20th, 2011: Based on trends observed through the BelAirBI Business Intelligence tool and data extrapolated from both internal and third party sources, networking specialist, BelAir Networks has compiled 4 Big Network Predictions for 2012. When combined, these predictions all point to the emergence of the Metro Gig Zone offering bright lights for mobile broadband, particularly in big cities where wireless networks are challenged by highly dense pockets of data usage:

1.   Big Users and Big Content will Consume Bigger Capacity in Metropolitan areas: 10% of subscribers based in Metropolitan areas, using smartphones and laptops, will consume 90% of all 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi network capacity available. In addition, video-based access to information (CNN, SKYTV, ESPN) and content based over-the-top services (Netflix, Google YouTube), will account for over 90% of all metropolitan broadband access over 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi networks. Of this one-to-one and one-to-many video-based communications using Skype, Facebook and other social applications will soon account for 5%.

2.   Big Business and Big New Vertical Markets will create Bigger Opportunities for Carriers:  The rise of Wireless-as-a-Service (WaS) for indoor-outdoor Wi-Fi and cellular services will see enterprise networking vendors and carriers go head-to-head in the market for wireless solutions for SMBs, stadiums and shopping malls.  In addition, mobile and fixed carriers will also compete with Enterprise WLAN vendors and resellers in vertical markets such as education, hospitality and real estate high rises, with leased, fixed cost and subscriber-based revenue models. The removal of massive tower investments and time-consuming civil approvals for small cell networks supporting will also open the door for new entrants (previously non-service providers) to enter the metropolitan broadband access market.

3.   Big Broadband Experiences will Become Bigger Differentiators for Consumer Facing Organizations: The quest for a better mobile broadband experience will impact user behavior with regard to metropolitan travel patterns.  Routes, stopovers and destinations offering consistent and reliable mobile broadband service, irrespective of the wireless access technology will benefit from increased customer traffic. Shopping malls, large hotel chains, and large consumer brands will differentiate themselves by offering free or earned (i.e. points based) broadband access and day/weekend based promotions using GPS-enabled access points for serving up local ads and offers.

4.   Big Networks will Become Bigger with Small Networks:  There will be 100% growth in metropolitan mobile offload and Wi-Fi services data traffic.  When a broadband network is deployed, traffic will double within 6 months. Wi-Fi follows the same daily traffic trending statistics as subscribers using LTE and 3G. Subsequently, mobile carriers worldwide will surpass 100 billion Wi-Fi connections from their subscribers by the end of 2012 by integrating Wi-Fi with their 3G and LTE network strategies. We will also see the first 100k small cell network deployment in the metropolitan area of a country using combinations of Wi-Fi, 3G, and LTE. At the same time 100 mobile operators and Fixed Broadband Service Providers worldwide will have announced small cell trials or commercial deployments.

About BelAir Networks

BelAir Networks wireless networking equipment is deployed by the world’s leading service providers including AT&T, Comcast and Time Warner Cable.  The company's portfolio of indoor access points and outdoor picocell base stations, control and management systems enable service providers to deploy high performance, scalable and flexible wireless networks. BelAir Networks solutions provide a compelling return on investment enabling service providers to capitalize on the explosive growth of mobile data devices, applications and usage.  Innovative cable, telecom and mobile service providers use BelAir Networks to drive revenue and improve competitiveness.  Founded in 2001, BelAir Networks is a privately held company with Tier 1 carrier customers and backed by investment from Comcast Interactive Capital, T-Mobile Venture Fund and leading venture capital firms including Trilogy Equity Partners. For more information, visit
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