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Global Connectivity Enabling Technology Market 2016-2020

About Connectivity Enabling Technology

Growing demand for electronic devices with better connectivity is increasing the demand for connectivity enabling technology. Increasing popularity of VoWi-Fi, proliferation of smartphones and tablets, increase in smart home and building automation are driving the global connectivity enabling technology market. The OEMs strive to capture the connected devices market for emerging applications such as automobiles and wearables. Wi-Fi/Bluetooth is an integral part of devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops. This, in turn, fuels the demand for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chipset.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global connectivity enabling technology market to grow at a CAGR of 3%, in terms of revenue, during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global connectivity enabling technology market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the unit shipments of chipsets incorporated in various end-user products including consumer electronics.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Connectivity Enabling Technology 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
  • Atmel
  • Broadcomm
  • Digi International
  • Freescale Semiconductor
  • Fihonest Communication
  • Hosiden
  • IVT
  • LM Technologies
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Rayson Technology
  • Renesas Electronics
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Silicon Laboratories
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Texas Instruments
  • Qualcomm
  • Marvell
  • MediaTek
  • Newracom
Market driver
  • Need for low-energy wireless technologies
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Interference due to unlicensed spectrum environment
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rise in consumer inclination toward smart homes
  • 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 Connectivity Enabling Technology Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global connectivity enabling technology market: Atmel, Broadcomm, Digi International, Freescale Semiconductor, Fihonest Communication, Fihonest Communication, Hosiden, IVT, LM Technologies, NXP Semiconductors, Rayson Technology, Renesas Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Silicon Laboratories, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, Marvell, MediaTek, and Newracom.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The increased demand for Wi-Fi for cellular offloading will be a major trend for market growth. Wi-Fi has evolved over the years with the development of a wide range of standards such as 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac. While the fully certified and commercially available 802.11ac is considered fast with capacity to achieve 1,300 Mbps, the Wi-Fi Alliance is working on the 802.11ax standard, which is capable of achieving speed beyond 2 Gbps. With such developments in the Wi-Fi standards, Technavio expects high cellular data offloading.”

According to the report, development of smart cities will be a key driver for market growth. Governments worldwide are investing heavily in the development of smart cities or connected cities. These cities require public Wi-Fi networks to provide various services to consumers such as safety and security, access to education, waste and water management, traffic management, infrastructure management, and healthcare. Public Wi-Fi networks provide citizens access to the internet with the help of their smartphones or tablets.

Further, the report states that growing security concerns will be one of the major challenges for the market. Wi-Fi networks are considered more vulnerable to interception than other mobile networks and wired networks. This is because these networks are deployed with minimal regard for user authentication, which results in an increased number of users. A Wi-Fi network can easily be hacked, leaving the information related to user conversations, text messages, and browsing history vulnerable for misuse. Adoption of outdoor Wi-Fi poses a major concern to the data security of government agencies as well as enterprise consumers. This is a major challenge in the market, as critical data is often stored in Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices.

Companies Mentioned

Atmel, Broadcomm, Digi International, Freescale Semiconductor, Fihonest Communication, Fihonest Communication, Hosiden, IVT, LM Technologies, NXP Semiconductors, Rayson Technology, Renesas Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Silicon Laboratories, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, Marvell, MediaTek, Newracom.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Market size calculations
    • Vendor profiles
    • Definitions
  • Technology landscape
    • Wi-Fi
      • Table Modes of Wi-Fi
      • Table Comparison of prominent Wi-Fi standards
    • ZigBee
      • Table List of companies following various feature sets of ZigBee
    • Bluetooth
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Smart phones connectivity with ZigBee systems
      • Table Network topologies supported by connectivity enabling technologies
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global connectivity enabling technology: Overview
    • Market size and forecast by revenue
      • Table Global connectivity enabling technology market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Market size and forecast by unit shipments
      • Table Global connectivity enabling technology market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Global connectivity enabling technologies market 2015-2020 (% share by volume and revenue)
    • Five forces analysis: Bluetooth technology
      • Table Five forces analysis
    • Five forces analysis: Wi-Fi technology
      • Table Five forces analysis
    • Five forces analysis: ZigBee technology
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by technology
    • Market overview
      • Table Global connectivity enabling technology market by technology 2015-2020 (unit shipments)
      • Table Global connectivity enabling technology market by technology 2015-2020 (revenue)
    • Wi-Fi
      • Table Market share of products with Wi-Fi as connectivity enabling technology 2015-2020 (by chipset shipments)
      • Table Products with Wi-Fi as connectivity enabling technology 2015-2020 (market share by revenue)
    • Bluetooth
      • Table Products with Bluetooth as connectivity enabling technology 2015-2020 (market share by chipset shipments)
      • Table Products with Bluetooth as connectivity enabling technology 2015-2020 (market share by revenue)
    • ZigBee
      • Table Products with ZigBee as connectivity enabling technology 2015-2020 (market share by chipset shipments)
      • Table Products with ZigBee as connectivity enabling technology 2015-2020 (market share by revenue)
    • Key figures
      • Table Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and ZigBee chipset revenue 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Market overview
      • Table Global connectivity enabling technology market by products (revenue)
    • Bluetooth beacons
    • Bluetooth speakers
    • Connected bulbs
    • Connected cars
    • Headsets
    • PCs
    • Remote controls
    • Smartbands
    • Smartphones
    • Tablets
    • STBs
    • Smart glasses
    • Smart meters
    • Smart watches
    • Smart thermostats
    • WLAN devices
      • Table Global connectivity enabling technology market by products ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Bluetooth geographical segmentation
      • Table Global Bluetooth-enabled devices market by geography 2015 and 2020 (% share)
    • ZigBee geographical segmentation
      • Table Global ZigBee-enabled devices market by geography 2016-2020 (%)
    • Wi-Fi geographical segmentation
      • Table Global Wi-Fi chipset market by geography 2015-2020 (by revenue)
      • Table Wi-Fi chipset market by geography 2015-2020 (shipment)
  • Market drivers
    • High clustering of data points
    • Need for low-energy wireless technologies
    • Development of smart cities
    • Increasing tech-savvy population
    • Growing popularity of VoWi-Fi
    • Proliferation of smartphones and tablets
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of key customer categories
  • Market challenges
    • Growing security concerns
    • Interoperability issues
    • High initial cost of smart products
    • Interference due to unlicensed spectrum environment
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increased demand for Wi-Fi for cellular offloading
    • Compatibility of Bluetooth 5 and IoT
    • Rise in consumer inclination toward smart homes
      • Table Number of connected households 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Penetration of connected households 2015-2020 (%)
    • Emergence of dual-band routers
    • Utility companies supporting AMI
    • Rise in headphone customization
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario: Incorporation of ZigBee as a connectivity enabling technology
      • Table Vendor behavior across supply chain
    • Competitive scenario: Incorporation of Wi-Fi as a connectivity enabling technology
    • Competitive scenario: Incorporation of Bluetooth as a connectivity enabling technology
  • Vendor analysis
    • Table Marvell products featured in various wireless markets
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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