Cellular Modems and Mobile Broadband Connectivity

This study examines the market for mobile broadband modems that provide WWAN connectivity to mobile computers, consumer electronics devices and broadband hotspot routers. The report defines the market and provides insights and analysis of market dynamics that influence, drive and inhibit the adoption and growth of PCMCIA cards, USB modems and embedded modules. It includes shipments and revenue data and forecasts, as well as a description of the competitive landscape and profiles of selected ecosystem participants. Market forecasts are provided by form factor, region, ASP and air interface.

  • Executive Brief: Top-Line Forecast
  • 1. Executive Summary
    • 1.1. Overview
    • 1.2. Market Drivers
    • 1.3. Market Inhibitors
    • 1.4. Key Findings and Strategic Recommendations
    • 1.5. Top-Line Forecast
  • 2. Market Issues
    • 2.1. End Devices
      • 2.1.1. Computing Devices
      • 2.1.2. Consumer Electronics
      • 2.1.3. Mobile Hotspot Routers
    • 2.2. Distribution
      • 2.2.1. System and Device OEMs
      • 2.2.2. Independent Distributors and Retailers
      • 2.2.3. Mobile Network Operator
    • 2.3. End-Users
      • 2.3.1. Segmentation definitions
      • 2.3.2. Device Shipment Forecast by Purchasing Entity
    • 2.4. The Future of Mobile Broadband Modems - Growth or Stagnation?
      • 2.4.1. Introduction of new 3G and 4G air interface protocols
      • 2.4.2. Increased Network Operator Competition within Existing Markets
      • 2.4.3. Multi-Mode Differentiation as Commoditization Begins
    • 2.5. How Will the Mobile Broadband Modem Product Mix Develop?
      • 2.5.1. Fundamental Products Evolve Towards Commoditization
      • 2.5.2. The Obsolete PC Card Form-Factors Disappear
      • 2.5.3. Embedded Modem Modules versus Aftermarket USB Dongles
      • 2.5.4. What Will Be the Role of Personal Hotspot Routers?
    • 2.6. Mobile Broadband Business Forecast
      • 2.6.1. Ecosystem Merge between PC and M2M Modem Modules
      • 2.6.2. Mobile Handset as Communication Manager
      • 2.6.3. Everything Direct-Connected
      • 2.6.4. Personal Communications Aggregator
  • 3. Technology Issues
    • 3.1. Mobile Broadband Modem Definitions and Form-Factors
      • 3.1.1. PC Cards
      • 3.1.2. Embedded Modems
      • 3.1.3. USB Modems
      • 3.1.4. WWAN/Wi-Fi Routers
    • 3.2. Technology Standards and Air Interface Protocols
      • 3.2.1. GSM/UMTS Air Interface Protocols - 2G and 3G
      • 3.2.2. CDMA Air Interface Protocols - 2G and 3G
      • 3.2.3. TD-SCDMA
      • 3.2.4. 3G+ Multiprotocol GSM/CDMA
      • 3.2.5. 4G Air Interface Protocols - LTE and WiMAX
  • 4. Key Industry Players
    • 4.1. Analysis of the Global Mobile Broadband Modem Market
    • 4.2. Vendor Market Share: 2005~2009
    • 4.3. 2009 Vendor Performance Summary
      • 4.3.1. C-motech
      • 4.3.2. Ericsson Broadband Modules
      • 4.3.3. Huawei Devices
      • 4.3.4. Novatel Wireless
      • 4.3.5. Option Wireless
      • 4.3.6. Qualcomm
      • 4.3.7. Sierra Wireless
      • 4.3.8. Sony Ericsson
      • 4.3.9. ZTE
    • 4.4. Opportunities for Mobile Broadband Modem Vendor Success
  • 5. Market Forecasts
    • 5.1. Methodology
      • 5.1.1. General Methodology
    • 5.2. Regional Definitions
      • 5.2.1. Asia-Pacific
      • 5.2.2. North America
      • 5.2.3. Latin America
      • 5.2.4. Western Europe
      • 5.2.5. Eastern Europe
      • 5.2.6. Middle East and Africa
    • 5.3. Assumptions
    • 5.4. Market Segment Forecasts
      • 5.4.1. Forecast Scenarios by Form-Factor
      • 5.4.2. Wireless WAN Modem Shipments by Device Type
      • 5.4.3. Wireless WAN Modem Revenue by Device Type
      • 5.4.4. Wireless WAN Modem ASP by Form-Factor
      • 5.4.5. Wireless WAN Modem Shipments by Region
      • 5.4.6. Wireless WAN Modem Shipments by Device Type, United States: 2007 to 2016
      • 5.4.7. Wireless WAN Modem Shipments by Device Type, Canada: 2007 to 2016
  • 6. Company Directory
  • 7. Acronyms

Charts

  1. Wireless WAN Modem Shipments by Device Type, World Market: 2007 to 2016
  2. Mobile Broadband Modem Vendor Market Share
  3. Wireless WAN Modem Shipments by Device Type
  4. Wireless WAN Modem Shipments by Distribution Channel
  5. Wireless WAN Modem Segmentation by Purchasing Entity
  6. PC Card Modem Segmentation by Purchasing Entity
  7. Embedded Modem Module Segmentation by Purchasing Entity
  8. USB Modem Segmentation by Purchasing Entity
  9. Mobile Hotspot Router Segmentation by Purchasing Entity
  10. Wireless WAN Modem Shipments by Air Interface
  11. Wireless WAN Modem Revenue by Device Type
  12. Cellular and Mobile Broadband PC Card Shipments by Form Factor
  13. Embedded Module and USB Modem Shipment Comparison
  14. Embedded and Modemless Mobile Hotstpot Router Shipment Comparison
  15. Forecast Scenarios for Embedded Modem Modules
  16. Forecast Scenarios for USB Modems
  17. Forecast Scenarios for Mobile Hotspot Routers
  18. Wireless WAN Modem ASP by Form-Factor
  19. Wireless WAN Modem Shipments by Region
  20. Wireless WAN Modem Shipments by Device Type
  21. Wireless WAN Modem Shipments by Device Type

Figures

  1. Huawei Fans USB Modem, World Cup Football 2010 Example
  2. CardBus and ExpressCard PCMCIA Modules
  3. Embedded Modem Module Examples
  4. USB WWAN Modem Examples
  5. WWAN/Wi-Fi Router Examples
  6. Regional Map of the World
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Research Information

Publish Date
1Q 2011
Code
RR-CPC-11
Research Type
Research Report Report
Pages
73