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Worldwide Wireless Connectivity Technologies Forecast, 2018-2022

Worldwide Wireless Connectivity Technologies Forecast, 2018-2022

This IDC study provides data for the wireless connectivity market for 2017–2022, with analysis and commentary. The wireless connectivity market continues to expand as WiFi, Bluetooth, 802.15.4, and other technologies continue to make their way into more systems."Each technology has its strengths and keeps evolving to become more competitive with other wireless connectivity technologies," says Phil Solis, research director for Wireless and Mobile Connectivity Technologies. "Bluetooth dominates audio, but WiFi will be increasingly used to stream audio, even to some headphones. Bluetooth 5 added mesh networking, which makes it more viable for smart home applications that are dominated by Zigbee and Z-Wave. While WiFi's 802.11ax protocol will allow for higher speeds and especially higher overall network capacity than ever, it can also be used with lower-cost, lower-power consumption chipsets using smaller, narrower amounts of spectrum, allowing it to become more competitive for smart home and other IoT applications."

IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Look Outside Commodity Wireless Connectivity for Revenue Opportunities
Wireless Connectivity SoCs Are Another Growth Area
Design Will Increasingly Focus on Power Consumption
It Will Become Critical to Support 802.11ax in a Short Time Frame
Do Not Count WiGig Out Yet
Market Forecast
WiFi Forecasts by Protocol and End Product
802.15.4 and Others
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Smartphone Headset Jack
Mesh Networking
Decreasing ASPs and Power Consumption
Industrial Sector's Pace of Change
Security Implementations
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Wireless Connectivity
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