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WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS:

3G VS WIFI
INTRODUCTION
 The two most important phenomena
impacting telecommunications over the
past decade-the internet and mobile
telephone services.
 The internet brought the benefits of
data communications to the masses
with email, the web, and ecommerce.
 mobile service has enabled “follow-me
anywhere/always on” telephony.
 To realize the full potential of this
convergence, however, we need
broadband access connections.
SOME BACKGROUND ON WIFI AND 3G
3G:
 3G is a technology for mobile service providers.
 To support the service, mobile operators
maintain a network of interconnected and
overlapping mobile base stations that hand-off
customers as those customers move among
adjacent cells.
 service providers will have to upgrade their
networks to one of the 3G technologies which
can support data rates of from 384Kbps up to
2Mbps
WIFI
 WiFi is the popular name for the wireless
Ethernet 802.11b standard for WLANs.
 Operate using unlicensed spectrum in the 2.4
GHz band.
 The current generation of WLANs supports upto
11Mbps, data rates within 300 feet of the base
station.
 WLAN technology was not designed to support
high-speed hand – off associated with users
moving between base station coverage areas.
WIFI
HOW ARE WIFI AND 3G SAME?
 BOTH ARE WIRELESS
• Avoids need to install cable drops to each device
when compared to wire line alternatives.
• Facilities mobility.

 BOTH ARE ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES

• Both 3G and WiFi are access or edge/network


technologies.
• Wireless service are part of an end-to-end value
chain that includes , in its coarsest delineation
atleast
 The internet backbone ( the cloud )
 The second mile network providers (ILEC ,mobile , cable, or
a NextGen carrier)
HOW ARE WIFI AND 3G SAME?
 BOTH OFFER BROADBAND DATA
SERVICE
• Both 3G and WiFi support broadband data
service, although the data rate offered by WiFi
( 11Mbps ) is substantially higher than the couple
of hundred Kbps expected from 3G services.
• Both services will also support “always on “
connectivity which is another very important
aspect of broadband service .
HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?
A.CURRENT BUSINESS MODELS

3G WiFi
WiFi
 3G represents an  WiFi comes out of the data
extension of the mobile communications industry (
service provider model. LANs) which is a bi-
product of the computer
industry.
 The basic business model
 The basic business model
is one of equipment
is the telecommunication
makers who sell boxes to
services model .
customers.
HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?
B.SPECTRUM POLICY AND MANAGEMENT.

3G WiFi
 3G and other mobile  WiFi uses unlicensed
technologies use shared spectrum.
licensed spectrum.  Any member can
 the licensee is access this service
protected from provided the
interference from administrator has
other service given permission to do
providers. so.
HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?
C. STATUS OF TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

3G(deployement status) WiFi(deployement status)


 3G licenses have been  We have a large
awarded in a number installed base of WiFi
of markets at a cost of networking equipment
billions of dollars to that is growing
the licensees, it has rapidly.
only limited progress
with respect to service
deployment
HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?
C. STATUS OF TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

3G(Embedded Support WiFi(Embedded


for Services) Support for Services)
 3G was expressly designed  WiFi provides a lower
as an upgrade technology layer data communication
for wireless voice service that can be used as
telephony networks. the substrate on which to
 3G offers better support layer services such as voice
for secure / private telephony.
communications  WiFi offers security only to
a local level unlike 3G.
HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?
C. STATUS OF TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

3G(STANDARDIZATION) WiFi(STANDARDIZATION)
 Formal standards picture  It may appear that the
for 3G is perhaps more standards picture for
clear. WLANs is less clear than
 Relatively a small family for 3G.
of internationally  WiFi is one of the families
sanctioned standards, of continuously evolving
collectively referred to as 802.11 x wireless Ethernet
WCDMA. standards.
HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?
C. STATUS OF TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

3G(SERVICE/BUSINESS WiFi(SERVICE/BUSINESS
MODEL) MODEL)

 3G is more developed than  It is ofcourse in contrast to


WiFi as a business and the 3G in terms of
service model. business and service
 Represents an extension of model.
the existing service  WiFi is more developed
provider industry to new with respect to the
services, and as such, does upstream supplier
not represent a radical markets, atleast with
departure from underlying respect to WLAN
industry structure. equipment.
3G VS WIFI