Wireless Modems shipments are expected to surpass 80 million units in 2010, according to a new study by ABI Research.
Wireless modem devices come in various forms including USB modems, embedded modules, PC cards and wireless routers. However, the share of USB modems is more than 50% of the modem models available in the market due to its versatility and pricing factor, according to the research firm.
Jeff Orr, principal analyst at ABI Research, said: "USB dongles connect the subscriber to a specific network rapidly and without installing drivers. As new networks using the latest 3G or 4G protocols emerge, the USB modem is ready to update the installed base of portable and mobile computers."
In addition, the research firm said that the mobile broadband modems available in the market support a variety of air interface technologies and approximately 50% of the wireless modems in the market support GSM, GPRS, EDGE or HSDPA.