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Global 3G/4G Devices Market 2016-2020

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:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global 3G/4G Devices Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • ASUSTek Computer Inc.
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Lenovo
  • LG Electronics
  • Netgear
  • Novatel Wireless
  • Samsung Electronics
  • ZTE
Market driver
  • Shutdown of 2G connectivity
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Handset compatibility with country-specific bandwidth
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Emergence of next generation wireless networks
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

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.

Companies Mentioned

Amazon, Apple, ASUSTek Computer, Huawei Technologies, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Netgear, Novtel Wireless, Samsung Electronics, ZTE Corp.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Base year
    • Common currency conversion rates
      • Table Foreign currency exchange rates 2013-2015
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Evolution of 3G and 4G network
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global 3G/4G devices market segmentation
    • Market size and forecast in terms of revenue
      • Table Global 3G/4G devices market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Market size and forecast in terms shipment
      • Table Global 3G/4G devices market 2015-2016 (billion units)
      • Table Penetration of different networks in device shipment 2015-2020
      • Table Global mobile data traffic by network type
      • Table Global mobile data traffic by smartphones and tablets for 2015 and 2020
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global 3G/4G devices market by product (% share)
      • Table Segmentation of global 3G/4G devices market ($ billions)
    • Smartphones
      • Table Global smartphones market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global smartphones market 2015-2020 (billions of units)
      • Table ASP of 3G/4G-enabled smartphones
      • Table Segmentation of global smartphone market by OS (% share)
      • Table Segmentation of global smartphone market by screen size (% share)
    • Tablets
      • Table Global tablet market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global tablet market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table ASP of tablets 2015-2020
      • Table Segmentation of global tablet market by OS 2015 and 2020 (% share)
    • Mobile hotspots
      • Table Advantages and disadvantages of mobile broadband access devices
      • Table Global mobile hotspot market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table ASP of standalone mobile hotspot routers
      • Table ASP of standalone USB sticks
      • Table Global mobile hotspot market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Segmentation of global 3G/4G devices market by geography (% share)
    • Table Segmentation of global 3G/4G devices market by geography ($ billions)
    • Americas
      • Table Internet usage in Americas
    • APAC
      • Table Internet usage in APAC
    • EMEA
      • Table Internet usage in Africa
      • Table Internet usage in Europe
      • Table Internet usage in Middle East
      • Table Global mobile data traffic forecast by region
  • Market drivers
    • Shutdown of 2G connectivity
      • Table Speed of different network technologies 2015 and 2020 (Mbps)
    • Increasing adoption of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and bring-your-own-access (BYOA) policies
    • Growing number of internet users
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Handset compatibility with country-specific bandwidth
      • Table Country-wise frequency bands
    • Mobile devices with integrated wireless hotspots
      • Table Smartphones with integrated Wi-Fi hotspots
    • High tariff plans
      • Table Comparison of AT&T's wired broadband connection and hotspot connection
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Emergence of next-generation wireless networks
      • Table Bandwidth comparison of 1G to 5G technologies
    • Growing popularity of IoT
    • Upcoming 5G network
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Smartphones
      • Table Market share analysis of smartphones 2015
    • Tablets
      • Table Market share analysis of tablets 2015
    • Mobile hotspots
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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