The road to advance 4G wireless technologies is challenged by a multiple of wireless standards, limited availability of spectrum, constricting business models, as well as a host of other market and industry issues. In-Stat (www.in-stat.com) reports that the new generation of data-centric mobile devices, such as smartphones, netbooks, and tablets, are already straining existing 3G networks, and despite these market and technical hurdles baseband modem integration into mobile devices will reach 2 billion by 2014. In-Stat also projects the following:
- The transition to 4G communication standards has begun, albeit slowly, with 3.6% of mobile devices with baseband connectivity expected to be using 4G standards in 2014.
- Despite the early lead of WiMAX, LTE is expected to account for over 60% of 4G-enabled mobile devices in 2014.
- Integration of baseband solutions is expected to increase, resulting in an 11.0% CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of broadband-enabled mobile devices.
- Smartphones and computing devices are the only devices expected to transition to 4G technologies over the next five years. Handsets and mobile CE devices will remain on 2G/3G networks because of lower performance, cost, and power requirements.
Recent In-Stat Research, New Baseband Solutions Fuel Mobile Broadband Devices, examines technical and market dynamics surrounding the integration of baseband modems in mobile devices and provides an overview of some of the key merchant market semiconductor vendors, both traditional semi vendors and start-ups in the baseband modem market for mobile devices including; Altair, Beceem, Broadcom, Comsys, GCT, Icera, Infineon, Intel, Qualcomm, Sequans Communications, Wavesat and other. The report also includes the following data:
- A summary of In-Stat's forecast for all mobile devices including the following
- Notebook PCs
- Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs)
- External USB and PC Card modules
- A forecast of baseband integration and enablement for each mobile device category
- A forecast by major 2G/3G and 4G wireless standards by device for the following:
- A breakout of external modules by form factor for each wireless technology
- A rollup of all mobile baseband modem shipments by 2G/3G and 4G wireless standards.
For a free sample of the report and more information, please contact Elaine Potter at: firstname.lastname@example.org. To purchase it online, please visit: http://www.instat.com/licence.asp?sku=IN1004449SI.
This research is part of In-Stat's Mobile Technologies service, which provides analysis of the market for technologies, IP and semiconductors that enable next generation mobile devices, including processors, graphics, modems, GPS, displays, memory, storage, operating systems, software, and human interfaces.
- Title: New Baseband Solutions Fuel Mobile Broadband Devices
- Service: Mobile Technologies
- Product Number: IN1004449SI
- Publication Date: June 2010
- Number of Pages: 43
- Price: $3,995 U.S. Dollars
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