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Global Baseband Processor Market 2016-2020

Global Baseband Processor Market 2016-2020

About Baseband Signal

Baseband signal has low frequency range, whose spectral magnitude is non-zero near the origin and negligible at other areas. Baseband signals are carried out without modulation, within the band of frequencies ranging from 0 Hz to a higher cut-off frequency. Baseband is similar to lowpass or non-modulated signal but is different from passband, bandpass, carrier modulated, radio frequency (RF), or intermediate frequency.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global baseband processor market to grow at a CAGR of 13.7% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global baseband processor market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the baseband processors.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Baseband Processor 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
  • Qualcomm
  • MediaTek
  • Intel
  • Broadcom
  • Spreadtrum
Market driver
  • Issue of 4G licenses by Chinese government
  • 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
  • Development 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 Baseband Processor Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global baseband processor market: Qualcomm, MediaTek, Intel, Broadcom, and Spreadtrum.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Development of next-generation wireless networks will be a key trend for market growth. As mobile communication devices are gaining traction, the network traffic is rapidly increasing. This is leading to an increase in the deployment of next-generation wireless networks such as 3G, 4G, and 5G. These technologies offer wireless connection similar to home broadband connections. This, in turn, increases the number of users accessing the internet from anywhere, at any time.”

According to the report, at the end of 2013, Chinese government issued 4G licenses to three major telecom operators, namely China Mobile with frequency spectrum of 1880MHz-1900MHz, 2320MHz-2370MHz, and 2575MHz-2635MHz bands; China Telecom with frequency spectrum of 2370MHz-2390MHz and 2635MHz-2655MHz; and China Unicom with frequency spectrum of 2300MHz-2320MHz, marking the beginning of China's high-speed mobile network. The purpose of issuance of a 4G license by the Ministry of Industrial Information Technology (MIIT) is to increase consumer spending on information technology. Also, the launch of 4G is likely to drive the retail sales of smartphones. Hence, many smartphone manufacturers are launching 4G smartphones to grab this opportunity. This has also led to a decline in the prices of 3G smartphones, which in turn, propelled the sales of 3G smartphones in China. This factor will be a key driver for market growth, driving the demand for baseband processors.

Further, the report states that one of the major challenges for the existing vendors in the market is that smartphone vendors such as Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi, and Samsung are opting for in-house production of baseband processors. The vendors established with high economies of scale have capabilities to vertically integrate the supply chain and are financially strong to invest in new product lines and related R&D. Further, Xiaomi has announced that they will start manufacturing smartphone processors from the second half of 2016. Though this does not affect the global baseband processors market, it affects the established vendors such as Qualcomm and MediaTek, as they are highly dependent on the mobile devices manufacturers.

Companies Mentioned

Qualcomm, MediaTek, Intel, Broadcom, Spreadtrum.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Key regions
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Market outlook
      • Table Trade-offs between discrete and integrated mobile device processors
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global baseband processor market segmentation
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global baseband processor market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Global baseband processor market segmentation by product (% share)
    • Table Global baseband processor market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Smartphones
      • Table Global baseband processors market for smartphone ($ billions)
    • Tablets
      • Table Global baseband processors market for tablet ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global baseband processor market segmentation by geography (% share)
    • Table Global baseband processor market segmentation by geography ($ billions)
    • APAC
      • Table Baseband processor market in APAC ($ billions)
    • Americas
      • Table Baseband processor market in Americas ($ billions)
    • EMEA
      • Table Baseband processor market in EMEA ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Growing demand for LTE-based mobile devices
      • Table Data speed of different network technologies 2015 and 2020 (Mbps)
    • Issue of 4G licenses by Chinese government
    • Growing mobile data traffic
      • Table Global mobile data traffic by different networks 2015 and 2020
      • Table Global mobile data traffic by smartphones and tablets 2015 and 2020
      • Table Global mobile data traffic forecast by region 2015 and 2020
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • In-house production of baseband processors by mobile device manufacturers
    • Handset compatibility with country-specific bandwidth
      • Table Country-wise frequency bands
    • Failure to forecast demand
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Development of next-generation wireless networks
      • Table Bandwidth comparison of 1G to 5G technologies
    • Introduction of baseband processors for IoT
    • Growing popularity of gesture recognition in smartphones and tablets
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Global baseband processor market: Vendor share 2015
    • Qualcomm
    • MediaTek
    • Intel
    • Broadcom
    • Spreadtrum
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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