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Infonetics: China Joins the LTE Smartphone Revolution
|By Business Wire
|June 23, 2014 05:27 PM EDT
Market research firm Infonetics
Research released excerpts from its 1st quarter 2014
and LTE Mobile Broadband Devices and Subscribers market share,
size, and forecasts report.
The comprehensive report tracks over 50 mobile broadband market segments
and sub-segments, including smartphones, operating systems (OS),
routers, cards, USBs, embedded devices (such as tablets) and
subscribers, all by the type of network they connect to, including LTE,
W-CDMA/HSPA, and other networks.
“The tremendous LTE network build taking place in China is going to
result in a significant upside for LTE-enabled smartphones and tablets.
devices are poised to be the world’s fastest-growing segment as the
Chinese market joins the LTE smartphone revolution,” notes Godfrey
Chua, directing analyst for M2M and The Internet of Things at Infonetics
MOBILE BROADBAND MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
The hangover from the holiday season impacted the usually-dynamic FDD-LTE
smartphone segment in 1Q14, with revenue dipping 14%
quarter-over-quarter, to $43 billion
The only smartphone technologies to grow sequentially in 1Q14 were TD-SCDMA
In 1Q14, mobile router revenue grew 24% sequentially and from the
year-ago 1st quarter
Meanwhile, mobile e-reader sales nose-dived 46% in 1Q14 from a year ago
In the USB card segment, FDD-LTE cards made up 44% of revenue,
Lower-cost, entry-level devices based on W-CDMA are growing in
popularity, sparked by a determined push by Chinese OEMs
keen to grab market share
On the vendor front, the acquisition of Motorola by Lenovo
positions the company among the tier of top players (Apple, Huawei,
LG, Nokia, Samsung, Sony)
TDD-LTE embedded tablets are forecast by Infonetics to grow at a 155%
compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2013 to 2018
MOBILE DEVICE ANALYST CONFERENCE CALL FOR CLIENTS
Clients, join analysts Godfrey Chua and Richard Webb June 24 at 11:00
AM EDT for a live quarterly mobile broadband device market recap and
outlook, or view on-demand: www.infonetics.com/cgp/login.asp?id=784.
Infonetics' quarterly mobile
broadband device report provides worldwide and regional
market size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and
trends for smartphones; embedded mobile broadband devices (tablets, PCs,
netbooks, mobile internet devices) and modems; mobile broadband USBs,
routers, and mobile hotspots; operating systems (Android, iOS, Windows,
Blackberry, etc.); and subscribers. Companies tracked: Amazon, Apple,
Blackberry, Dell, Ericsson, Google, HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Nokia,
Novatel, Qualcomm, RIM, Samsung, Sierra Wireless, Sony, ZTE, and
others. To buy
the report, contact Infonetics: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.
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N. America (West), Asia Pacific: Larry Howard [email protected]
N.A. (East, Midwest), L. America, EMEA: Scott Coyne [email protected]
Greater China, SE Asia, India: 大中华区 Jeffrey Song [email protected]
Japan 日本 Takashi Kimura, TAK Analytics [email protected]
South Korea 대한민국 Doug Moon, MBAP [email protected],
Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com)
is an international market research and consulting firm serving the
communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking
emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics
helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View
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