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1 What is Wireless LAN? Mika Setälä Chairman, HiperLAN/2 Global Forum Marketing Working Group And what it is not!

2 Market Drivers the ‘net’ has become the defacto repository for all types of information we have come to expect instant access to information much of our work and personal lives are spent on the move the adoption of wireless - portable devices is steadily increasing ‘ work is no longer a place ’

3 Wireless LAN PC Card Wireless LAN PC Card Each wireless station and access point has a wireless LAN card Provides an interface between an end-user device and radio waves Wireless LAN Access Point Connected to the wired network Acts as bridge between wireless and wired network Enables high-performance network access Internet server WWW server Radio signal Security solution + Firewall How Does Wireless LAN Solution Work?

4 THE WIRELESS LAN SOLUTION COMMON AREAS MEETING ROOMS TRAINING CENTERS TEMPORARY OFFICES CORPORATE CAMPUS AIRPORTS, HOTELS CONVENTION CENTERS BUSINESS TOWERS HOT SPOTS BRANCH OFFICES CONNECTIVITY TO CORP FACILITIES, ACCESS FOR ROAD WARRIORS HOME OFFICE QUICK CONNECTION PORTABLE EASY START-UP

5 End Users Drive Internet Growth Internet active seats worldwide Home seats Mobile users Office seats million

6 Rapid Adoption of Mobile Devices LapTop/PDAs Cellular phones Millions of Users Internet Seats * The Air Index of Airport Performance 1999 Airport Interviewing & Research, White Plains, NY Today 70% of business air travelers carry a laptop (*) On average, mobile workers go on 15 trips per year (*) In the next 4 years 250 million laptop / PDA users 800 million cellular phone users 400 million Internet seats

7 Total W-LAN users Year Users in ’000s Source: Cahner's In-Stat Group 99

8 World W-LAN Revenue Year $ Million Source: The Yankee Group Jan 2000

9 Making the Data Network Go Mobile Cellular Systems GSM, TDMA, CDMA GPRS, EDGE W-CDMA, 3G Wireless LAN IEEE , HiperLAN/2 Personal Area Local Area Wide Area PAN Bluetooth

10 Broadband Wireless Connectivity Corporate Market Public Access Zones Hotels Convention Centers Airports ‘wherever you are’ Home

11 Who will benefit ? Mobile users –access to information and services “wherever you are” whether in a meeting, on the road, or at home Corporations –improving productivity: users, meetings, project teams, business trips –gaining competitive edge. Service Providers –differentiation through offering “mobility - wired & wireless” bundled IP services, high growth market ‘you will’

12 Summary of Wireless LAN Solution Extends the local area network Freedom to access the corporate network - high-speed rates - features comparable to those of wired networks Reliable communications in network access areas - meeting rooms - other corporate offices - airports - hotels - remote and home offices Secure access to important information - - corporate data - the Internet


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