Strategy Analytics Forecasts China & India to Account for One-Third of Connections by 2018
Emerging markets will dominate medium term growth in mobile broadband subscriptions for PCs and modems, accounting for over 80 percent of connections by 2018, according to the Strategy Analytics Wireless Operator Strategies (WOS) service report, "Global Active Mobile Broadband PC/Modem Subscription Forecast: 2007-2018".
The report forecasts connections, revenue and traffic from the mobile broadband PC and modem market (relating to data use on external modems, including portable Wi-Fi hotspots, and notebooks, netbooks and chromebooks with embedded 3G and/or 4G connectivity).
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Key Strategy Analytics predictions for the mobile broadband PC and modem market:
Global Mobile Broadband PC/Modem Service Revenues
Phil Kendall, Executive Director, Wireless Operator Strategies, commented: "Smartphone and tablets have hit demand for modem connectivity in many developed markets over the last 18 months, either as users migrate basic mobile computing use to these devices, or as the smartphone becomes the modem via tethering. However, we still see upside potential. Alongside a bullish outlook for emerging markets, some developed markets will return to growth as niche fixed broadband alternative opportunities emerge and pricing flexibility increases."
Susan Welsh de Grimaldo, Director, Wireless Operator Strategies said: "4G LTE will be a catalyst for growth, fulfilling connectivity needs with larger, lower cost-per-GByte data plans. Portable Wi-Fi hotspot routers will be an important product for 4G, tapping into the rapidly expanding installed base of Wi-Fi enabled portable devices in many households."
SOURCE: Strategy Analytics