About the 3G/4G Devices Market
Advanced mobile phone system (AMPS) network technology was used in 1G. AMPS was a voice-only network, operating on the 800 MHz band that was permanently switched off in 1999. AMPS was an old radio technology and its operation was similar to a regular radio transmission such as ultra-high-frequency (UHF) radio, where the 800 MHz band was split into many channels using frequency division multiple access (FDMA). Each channel was 30KHz wide and hence, supported only 395 mobile phone users per cell tower. The tower estimated the signal strength of each user and allotted channels to them. The tower ensured that these channels are reused without
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global 3G/4G devices market to grow at a CAGR of 3.55% by revenue during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global 3G/4G devices market for 2016-2020. To calculate market size, Technavio considers the number of unit shipment of mobile hotspots such as mobile hotspot router and universal serial bus (USB) sticks that connect multiple devices. Mobile hotspot hardware is sold as standalone unit. Device manufacturers sell standalone mobile hotspots through retail chains such as Amazon and Best Buy.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global 3G/4G Devices Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global 3G/4G devices market: Amazon, Apple, ASUSTek Computer, Huawei Technologies, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Netgear, Novtel Wireless, Samsung Electronics, and ZTE Corp.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend which will boost market growth is the emergence of next generation wireless networks. Currently, network traffic is growing exponentially because of the increased popularity of mobile communication devices. This is leading to continued global deployment of next-generation wireless networks such as 3G, 4G, and 5G. These technologies offer wireless connection equivalent to home broadband connections. This, in turn, increases the number of users accessing internet from anywhere at any time.”
According to the report, a key growth driver is the shutting down of 2G connectivity. High speed 3G/4G internet services are becoming readily available worldwide. On an average, the data speed of a 4G connection is 10 times more than a 3G data speed. High speed internet connectivity leads to faster web browsing, faster streaming of videos, and better performance of GPS.
Further, the report states that one challenge that could restrict market growth is handset compatibility with country-specific bandwidth.
Amazon, Apple, ASUSTek Computer, Huawei Technologies, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Netgear, Novtel Wireless, Samsung Electronics, ZTE Corp.
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