Market research firm Infonetics
Research released excerpts from its 1st quarter 2013
and 4G 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 Long
Term Evolution (LTE), W-CDMA/HSPA and other networks.
“The growing popularity of low-cost, WiFi-only tablets like Google’s
Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire is having a direct and negative
impact on embedded mobile broadband cards, as the vast majority of
embedded device units come from connected tablets,” notes Richard
Research’s directing analyst for microwave and carrier WiFi.
adds: “Both unit shipments and revenue for the embedded card segment
sank by double digits in 1Q13 from the previous quarter and the year-ago
1Q13 MOBILE BROADBAND MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
The global 3G/4G mobile broadband device market, including
smartphones, embedded devices and routers, totaled $93 billion in
1Q13, dropping off 6% from 4Q12
Tablets comprised 89% of embedded device units in 1Q13
By 2017, Infonetics expects FDD-LTE mobile broadband tablets to edge
out WiFi-only tablets in revenue share, with the higher selling price
of connected tablets playing a key role
Windows 8 is struggling to make a dent in the smartphone operating
system (OS) segment, but did pass Blackberry in 1Q13 to take 3rd
place behind big gorillas Andriod and iOS
Tablets have dealt a death blow to the netbook: leading netbook
manufacturers Acer and Asus announced plans to cease production of
Infonetics' quarterly mobile
broadband report provides worldwide and regional market size, vendor
market share, forecasts through 2017, analysis and trends for
smartphones, smartphone OS (Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Linux, Palm,
Symbian, Windows Mobile, other), netbook OS (Linux, Mac, Windows,
other), tablet OS (Android, iOS, Windows, other), USBs, cards, routers,
embedded devices (PCs, netbooks, tablets, mobile internet devices) and
subscribers. Companies tracked: Apple, Dell, HTC, Huawei, LG,
Motorola, Nokia, Novatel Wireless, Qualcomm, RIM, Samsung, Sierra
Wireless, Sony, ZTE and others. To buy
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