Enterprise Mobility: Apple, Google, Sprint Among Winners in Yankee`s 2011 4G Predictions
In a new report, the Yankee Group is taking a close look at the effects 4G will have in 2011. Expecting 4G to lay the foundation for a "fundamental reshaping of the telecom industry and commerce as a whole," the big message for 2011 is to get ready: Corporations and consumers will see 4G beginning to make inroads next year, but the really big changes will arrive in 2012. Still, there'll be plenty of shifts and adjustments in 2011, with prepared companiessuch as Sprint, AT&T, Google and Appleexpected to benefit, while othersincluding Clearwire, Nokia, and, again, even Apple and AT&Tfeel the pinch of being unprepared or otherwise losing out to rivals. Among Yankee's 13 predictions are that carrier VOIP (voice over IP) still won't be in the picture, Google will benefit from mobile data, Chinese vendors will beat out 3G incumbents, and a malicious denial-of-service attack with take down a 4G network, to its enormous expense. Happy New Year.