Dell Mobile Broadband Presented by: Jojo Marquez
Integrated WWAN Enterprise users are demanding mobile broadband, but the complexity has many IT managers confused. Here’s how to evaluate rapidly improving 3G technologies.
Executive Summary <ul><li>The benefits and convenience of </li></ul><ul><li>having wireless broadband </li></ul><ul><li>connectivity are so compelling that </li></ul><ul><li>enterprises now desire to provide </li></ul><ul><li>connectivity to their mobile </li></ul><ul><li>workforces anytime and anywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>The global introduction of 3G (third </li></ul><ul><li>generation) wireless networks </li></ul><ul><li>satisfies this desire by making it </li></ul><ul><li>possible for notebook computer </li></ul><ul><li>users to enjoy wireless broadband </li></ul><ul><li>connectivity far beyond the </li></ul><ul><li>coverage areas of WLAN (Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>Local Area Networks). </li></ul>
Executive Summary <ul><li>3G is a proven technology, enjoys favorable economies of scale, ensures investment protection and allows for interoperability with existing WLAN networks. As a result, several industries have come together to offer notebooks integrated with 3G technology, making wide-area wireless broadband service a reality. </li></ul><ul><li>Notebooks with embedded 3G improves employee productivity and effectiveness. More importantly, embedded 3G enables enterprises to benefit from convenience, cost savings and optimized performance. </li></ul>
Market Drivers for the Notebook with Embedded 3G WWAN Capability <ul><li>Three trends should be considered early indicators of the future </li></ul><ul><li>success of broadband access via 3G wireless networks. </li></ul><ul><li>The first trend is the ongoing shift from desktop computers to notebook computers; </li></ul><ul><li>Second is the growing demand for wireless broadband currently represented by WLAN; </li></ul><ul><li>And third is the continuing proliferation of 3G networks around the world. </li></ul>
The Shift Toward Notebook Computers <ul><li>Notebooks are no longer for </li></ul><ul><li>road warriors only. The </li></ul><ul><li>combination of computing </li></ul><ul><li>power, portability and </li></ul><ul><li>affordability has made </li></ul><ul><li>notebooks an increasingly </li></ul><ul><li>popular choice for general </li></ul><ul><li>purpose computing. </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond the enterprise, </li></ul><ul><li>notebooks are also widely used </li></ul><ul><li>in homes and in schools. </li></ul>
The Shift Toward Notebook Computers A recent report by Gartner estimates that global notebook shipments currently represent over 30% of all personal computers shipped today and will account for 40% of all personal computers shipped by 2009. Figure 1 shows the increasing share of notebooks as a percentage of total computer sales.
The Growing Demand for Wireless Broadband Today, WLAN is used in most corporations to provide employees with wireless broadband access throughout office campuses including conference rooms, cafeterias and building lobbies. The familiarity of using WLAN access in the enterprise and the growing number of notebook computers with embedded WLAN capabilities has led to increased use outside the office environment.
The Growth of 3G 3G is an ITU (International Telecommunication Union) specification for the 3rd generation of wireless communications technology. 3G delivers among other capabilities, higher peak data transmission rates, greater system capacity and improved spectrum efficiency over 2nd generation systems and support services. There are a total of 70 countries in which 3G/CDMA EVDO services are provided, with North America, Western Europe, Japan and South Korea leading the uptake in subscribers.
3G technology and its evolution path provide the following advantages to notebook users now • Large scale coverage —3G service providers worldwide continue to enhance coverage areas • True mobility —remain connected while moving in a train, bus or taxi • Investment protection —backward compatibility enables devices to continue working even after advancements in the network are made • Reduced cost —high volumes and competitive environment will drive down cost of access • Access to the full suite of enterprise applications —access to applications and corporate data as if being in the office
Benefits of Embedded 3G Device Receive Diversity One of the key advantages of an embedded module is that both the notebook and modem vendors work together at the time of the initial design; optimizing the design and placement of both the module and antennas to minimize any interference. Since the antennas are no longer constrained to the PC card slot, more efficient antenna elements are also possible.
Receive Diversity Multiple antennas can be placed inside the notebook to leverage RF receive diversity techniques as well as support multiple frequency bands. Receive diversity is a technique that leverages the use of a secondary antenna and receive chain. Because the secondary antenna is placed separately from the primary one, the receiver can combine the signals received from both antennas to improve performance.
Benefits of Embedded 3G Device Convenience Notebooks with embedded 3G capabilities will make it easier for users to begin using wireless broadband access. Pre-configured systems from the factory and tighter integration of the hardware and software will allow users to gain wireless broadband access right out of the box and experience true mobility. Cost Savings When evaluating different options for improving workforce productivity, IT departments evaluate both the cost and associated savings with any new technology. Notebooks with embedded 3G technology provide wide-area wireless broadband access resulting in cost savings to the enterprise in the areas of reduced WLAN costs, standardized configurations and asset management.
Conclusion The three trends discussed indicate that real demand exists for broadband access via 3G wireless notebooks. 3G’s large coverage areas and favorable economies of scale are evidence that a solution already exists today to meet the needs of the wireless broadband user.
THANK YOU Jose B. Marquez III Senior Account Manager