Business and Management
Submitted By bkabbash
Professor James Rhea
15 November 2012
Case Study 6 1. Read the “Thinking Exponentially” Guide on pages 194-195. Keeping the principles of that guide in mind, list five possible commercial applications for mobile WiMax. Consider applications that necessitate mobility.
After reading the case study, I firmly believe that five potential commercial applications of mobile WiMax would be to create a quicker, faster and stronger wireless network, better use and integration of cell phones in automobiles and other forms of transportation, an easier means to start or create networks, bringing wireless internet to more public places, and to improve in video messaging and email. 3. Clearwire went public in March 2007 at an initial price of $27.25. As of April 2010, the price was $8.00. Go Online and research the company to find out what happened to its share price. Explain why its share price has dropped.
Clearwire’s share price dropped from $27.25 to $8.00 in 2007 because Clearwire and Sprint merged their wireless broadband unit into sprint’s 4g WiMax network with Clearwire’s WiMax broadband network. 4. AT&T and T-Mobile have endorsed HSDPA, but it does not have the same potential maximum transmission rates. Rather than jump on the WiMax bandwagon, those companies plan to deploy a different technology called Long Term Evolution (LTE). Search the Web for LTE versus WiMax comparisons and compare and contrast these two technologies.
Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the standard for wireless transmission of high-speed data. The main mission of Long Term Evolution is to increase the wireless data networks speed and capacity by using new technological hardware. WiMax, is also known as Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. WiMax is the trademark for a group of telecommunications rules and protocols that produce stationary and mobile internet access. 5. Where will this end? On which of these technologies would you be willing to invest $100 million? Why?
Since technology is constantly growing and changing for the better, I do not forsee this influx of new technology changing. I personally, would be willing to invest $100 million dollars into Verizon because of all the companies out on the market, Verizon seems to be the only one introducing the highest speeds of internet and mobile access than any other mobile phone carrier. 6. What are the potential security risks for a home user and for an organization?
With the ongoing threat of cyber hacking and fraud, companies and home users will always be looking for ways to defend themselves from malicious cyber fraud. Home users will be trying to do everything in their power to protect themselves from identity theft and credit card fraud. While business organizations will be attempting to shield themselves from outsiders probing their company’s records and financial statements.
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WiMax.com. "Wimax.com - Enter Your Slogan Here." WiMAX FAQ. WiMax.com Broadband Soultions Inc., 1 Jan. 2012. Web. 15 Nov. 2012. <http://www.wimax.com/wimax-faq/>.