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1 1 Wireless Middle East Conference Mahmood Al Bastaki CIO – Shared Services Ports, Customs & Freezone Corporation January 2006 Organizer: IIR

2 2 Sources: Gartner Dataquest Compute & Communications Industry Growth Microprocessor Market $0 10 20 30 19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005$B40 Forecast Communications Silicon Market $BForecast 0 25 50 75 19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005

3 3 Growth Drivers Convergence Happened The Digital Effect The Next 3 Billion Users

4 4 What happened Source: Intel FORECAST Data-enabled Phones Connected PCs Units (M) 2010 1.5 Billion Broadband PCs – Wired & Wireless 2.5 B Connected Handsets – with Todays PC inside 2010:

5 5 Mobility Growing Fast We invested $9 mil to bring Wireless to 35k users. We estimate $6.1M return/ year; therefore payback after 18 months Microsoft WW Wireless WiFi-802.11 Hotspot Growth Source:Gartner May 2003 158K 155K 134K 72K 17K 7K 200120022003200420052006 Wireless LAN Penetration of Notebooks WW

6 6 2004: Data Phones Cross-over Voice Cell Phone Units by Feature Set Source: Goldman Sachs and Co., McKinsey & Company; Dec. 2002 Shift from Voice to …. Data Data Traffic: 56% Annual Growth thru 2006 Data Voice 20012006 Bits of Traffic Source: WebFeet Research

7 7 Source: ISDN: ITU Telecommunication Database 03 Cable & Broadband: Gartner, Dataquest, DellOro Wi-Fi: Instat Adoption Comparison The First 5 Years Broadband meets Wireless Viral Growth Its Standards Its Mobility Its Integration and Cost

8 8 Wireless Economics Eliminate cables to every PC Rearrange workspaces without rewiring costs Reduce costs when relocating

9 9 User Value of Mobility Enterprises that embrace mobility by providing notebook computers to their employees, gain an average of 6 hours per week of additional useful work per employee over those fixed to desktop PCs. – META Group, Feb. 2004 Enterprises that embrace mobility by providing notebook computers to their employees, gain an average of 6 hours per week of additional useful work per employee over those fixed to desktop PCs. – META Group, Feb. 2004 Elimination of process or task steps Fewer interruptions Better work environment Better collaboration Flexibility in work hours Access to information Flexibility in work location Percentage of Respondents 16% 26% 29% 35% 62% 71% 73% Source: META Group, Feb.2004

10 10 Percent Improvement Realized by Notebook Users Compared to Desktop Users on Email Communication Mobility Improves Email Communications Notebook users see anywhere from 27% to 30% improvement in areas such as time savings, efficiency, and effectiveness Source: Taking Business Mobile – The Impact of Wireless and Mobile Technology, META Group April 2004 28% 27% 28% 29% 30% 27% Time Savings Timeliness Speed Accuracy Effectiveness Efficiency *Aggregate views of all respondents

11 11 Interesting Mobility Case studies Jebal Ali Container TerminalDP World Jebal Ali Container Terminal Dubai Womens College Eurostar-Tunnel Train

12 12 DP World – Jebel Ali Container Terminal Challenge –Provide a better and robust Broadband wireless Infrastructure to the container yards in Jebel Ali Port which has grown exponentially due to the economic growth of UAE. Solution –Mobile Data Terminals (MDT) installed in all the yard equipments such as Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes (RTG), Empty Container Handlers (ECH) and Trucks. –Wireless access points installed on top of light poles with fiber optic backbone for complete coverage of the Quay and Yard –RF coverage designed and implemented with full redundancy. Benefits –The entire Container handling activities are automated through wireless & managed by a centralized application. –No RF Coverage holes in the entire Container Yards. –Improved container handling capacity

13 13 Dubai Womens College Challenge –UAE wants to offer its students the best IT skills for success in an increasingly global economy Solution –All 2,200 students have Notebook for Internet access –Since Feb. 2003 all have Integrated Wireless Benefits –Mobile computing used for collaboration, email, research and access to course material Students buy their Laptops; reduces computing infrastructure costs Wireless Networks cheaper to build and maintain than wired –Students work more effectively with more flexibility 65% students use Laptops 7 hours a day; 29% for 12 hours a day

14 14 Eurostar Tunnel Train Challenge –Attract passengers with Internet connection while traveling on train London – Paris – Brussels Solution –Internet (starts 2005) via Satellite Link and WiFi –Plus on-board Services Benefits –Internet while you travel –Win Passengers

15 15 WiMAX will be to DSL/Cable what Cellular was to the Landline

16 16 Evolution of Connectivity 2000* Dialup: 90% Fixed Broadband: 10% 2004* Dialup: 49% Fixed Broadband: 51% WiFi: 8% 2008* Dialup: 22% Fixed Broadband: 70% WiFi: 40% WiMAX: 8% * % of WW internet users Source: Intel, Forrester, Nielsen, DellOro

17 17 Thank You Wireless changes the way we work


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