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Global 4G Devices Market 2017-2021

Global 4G Devices Market 2017-2021

About 4G Devices

4G devices are devices that can support 4G networks and provide greater data processing speed than the previous generation mobile telecommunication technologies such as 2G and 3G. 4G is seen as a remarkable evolution over 3G due to faster data transfer rate, high-frequency bands, and high download and upload rate. International Telecommunications Union-Radio (ITU-R) communications sector has set up standards for 4G, namely, International Mobile Telecommunications Advanced (IMT-Advanced). However, there are no networks available in the market that meet the specifications set by ITU-R. Therefore, technologies that are more advanced than 3G are sold by service providers as 4G.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global 4G devices market to grow at a CAGR of 8.67% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global 4G devices market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global 4G Devices Market 2017-2021, 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
  • Apple
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Lenovo
  • LG
  • NETGEAR
  • Novatel Wireless
  • OPPO
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Vivo Communication Technology
  • Xiaomi
  • ZTE
Market driver
  • Growing use of Internet
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High tariff plans
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Online distribution of devices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global 4G Devices Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global 4G devices market: Apple, Huawei Technologies, Lenovo, LG, NETGEAR, Novatel Wireless, OPPO, Samsung, Sony, Vivo Communication Technology, Xiaomi, and ZTE.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Online distribution of devices. A very popular phenomenon that came up 2-4 years ago was that of exclusive online distribution of mobile computing devices such as smartphones. The reason for this is that the younger generation, which is the primary target group for smartphones, spends a considerable amount of time on the Internet through PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. With the added convenience of doorstep delivery and getting in-depth details of the smartphones, people want to purchase products with exclusive offers available online such as cash back on purchases. This encourages the younger generation to purchase products through the online channels.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Growing use of Internet. The Internet has seen massive growth since 2000. With the rising digital communication, social media, and e-commerce, the penetration of the Internet is expected to rise further. Despite the lowest Internet penetration rate in the region, APAC has the highest number of Internet users, which represents more than 50% of the entire Internet using population. With the rising number of Internet users across the world, there would be a higher deployment of 4G networks for accessing high-speed networks and faster data transfers. This will drive the demand for 4G devices.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is High tariff plans. Mobile broadband modem connections are more expensive than home digital subscriber line (DSL) connections or cable setups. For example, AT&T's wired broadband connection provides 250 GB data and costs around $30, whereas a hotspot connection is more expensive and costs around $149.99 for a monthly data of 5 GB. AT&T's wired broadband connection also provides additional 1 GB refills for $10.

Companies Mentioned

Apple, Huawei Technologies, Lenovo, LG, NETGEAR, Novatel Wireless, OPPO, Samsung, Sony, Vivo Communication Technology, Xiaomi, and ZTE.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Comparison between 4G and 3G
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Overview of global 4G devices market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global 4G devices market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Market overview
      • Table Global 4G devices market by product 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global 4G devices market by products 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Mobile broadband modems
      • Table Global 4G devices market by mobile broadband modems 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global 4G devices market by mobile broadband modems 2016-2021 (units inmillions)
      • Table Comparison between mobile hotspot routers and USB sticks
      • Table Global mobile broadband modems market by product 2016 (% share of revenue)
    • Tablets
      • Table Global 4G devices market by tablets 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global tablet shipments in 4G devices market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
    • Smartphones
      • Table Global 4G devices market by smartphones 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global 4G devices market by smartphones 2016-2021 (units in billions)
      • Table Price segments of smartphones 2016 (% share of unit shipments)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market overview
      • Table Global 4G devices by geography 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global 4G devices by geography 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • EMEA
      • Table 4G devices market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Percentage of the population using Internet in different countries 2010 and 2016
    • Americas
      • Table 4G devices market in Americas ($ billions)
      • Table Percentage of the population using Internet in different countries 2010 and 2016
    • APAC
      • Table 4G devices market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Percentage of the population using Internet in different countries 2010 and 2016
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Internet penetration in key regions 2016
      • Table Key highlights of mobile data traffic 2016
      • Table Key highlights of mobile data traffic 2021
    • Market challenges
      • Table Comparison between AT&T's hotspot and wired broadband connections
      • Table Country wise frequency bands
      • Table Smartphones with integrated Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Market trends
    • Growing popularity of IoT
    • Online distribution of devices
    • Emerging technologies
    • Future possibilities with 5G
      • Table Comparison of 1G to 5G technologies
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Competitive structure of smartphone market
      • Table Vendors share in smartphone market 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Competitive structure of tablet market
      • Table Vendor share in tablet market in 2016 (% share of shipments)
      • Table Competitive structure of mobile broadband modem market
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Smartphones
      • Table Apple: 4G enabled smartphones
      • Table Huawei Technologies: 4G enabled smartphones
      • Table Lenovo: 4G enabled smartphones
      • Table LG: 4G enabled smartphones
      • Table OPPO: 4G enabled smartphones
      • Table Samsung: 4G enabled smartphones
      • Table Sony: 4G enabled smartphones
      • Table Vivo Communication Technology: 4G enabled smartphones
      • Table Xiaomi: 4G enabled smartphones
      • Table ZTE: 4G enabled smartphones
    • Tablets
      • Table Apple: 4G enabled tablets
      • Table Huawei: 4G enabled tablets
      • Table Lenovo: 4G enabled tablets
      • Table Samsung: 4G enabled tablets
    • Mobile broadband modems
      • Table Huawei Technologies: 4G enabled mobile hotspots
      • Table NETGEAR: 4G enabled mobile hotspots
      • Table Novatel Wireless: 4G enabled mobile hotspots
      • Table ZTE: 4G enabled mobile hotspots
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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