World Market for SIM Cards Image

World Market for SIM Cards

Purchase

The SIM card market has grown rapidly, in-line with the high-level adoption of mobile communication. Recently the market has continued to grow despite the general economic downturn that has affected much of the world and many business sectors globally. This is, in part, due to the central role that mobile communication has in many people’s everyday lives, but also due to some emerging drivers within the market. These are:• Changing MNO (mobile network operator) business models• Increased competition from partners and third parties• Wider implementation of mobile connectivity• Greater demand for new applications requiring ID and authenticationThe emergence of alternative service providers, other than the MNOs themselves, has seen increased focus on ways the MNOs can combat increased competition from OEMs and third-party service providers. Manufacturers, software developers and other related companies within the SIM community are looking at this as a way of promoting and developing the SIM and increasing the value that it can provide. However, there remain a number of technology- and product-specific issues, such as standards, handset support, product evolution, and security amongst others, which have prevented the SIM card from being fully developed to its potential.This study addresses each of the barriers and drivers in turn and describes ABI Research's view of the most likely future market changes and developments.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Brief: Top-Line Forecast
  • 1. Executive Summary
    • 1.1. SIM Card Market Summary
  • 2. Market Issues
    • 2.1. SIM Card - Definition and Scope
    • 2.2. Market Update and Summary
      • 2.2.1. Changing MNO Business Models
      • 2.2.2. Increased Competition from Partners and Third Parties
      • 2.2.3. Wider Implementation of Mobile Connectivity
      • 2.2.4. Greater Demand for New Applications Requiring ID and Authentication
      • 2.2.5. Other Market Factors
  • 3. Technology Issues
    • 3.1. Air Interface Technology
    • 3.2. Security
    • 3.3. Handset Support
    • 3.4. Browsers
    • 3.5. Contactless
    • 3.6. Memory
    • 3.7. Form Factors
    • 3.8. New Features/Technologies
    • 3.9. Pricing Implications
  • 4. Market Forecasts
    • 4.1. Market Forecasts
    • 4.2. Methodology
    • 4.3. Background Cellular Forecasts - Subscribers, Handsets, and All Devices
    • 4.4. SIM Card Market - Installed Base, Shipments, ASPs, and Revenues
    • 4.5. SIM Cards by Operating System
    • 4.6. SIM Cards by Browser
    • 4.7. SIM Centric Services & Features - M2M, Mobile TV, and NFC
    • 4.8. SIM Cards by Memory Capacity and Type
    • 4.9. SIM Cards by Form Factor
  • 5. Acronyms

Charts

  1. Cellular Device Shipments by Technology Level, Forecast: 2009 to 2015
  2. SIM Card Shipments by Region, Forecast: 2009 to 2015
  3. SIM Cards by Memory Capacity, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2015
  4. Smart Card Manufacturers, 2008 SIM Card Market Share
  5. Smart Card Manufacturers, 2008 SIM Card Market Share
  6. Secure Microcontroller Manufacturers, 2008 SIM Card Market Share
  7. Secure Microcontroller Manufacturers, 2009 SIM Card Market Share
  8. Cellular Subscribers by Device Type, World Market by Region, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  9. Cellular Subscribers by Air Interface, World Market by Region, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  10. Cellular Subscribers by Technology Level, World Market by Region, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  11. Handset Shipments by Air Interface, World Market by Region, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  12. Handset Shipments by Technology Level, World Market by Region, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  13. Total Cellular Connected Device Shipments by Air Interface, World Market by Region, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  14. Total Cellular Connected Device Shipments by Technology Level, World Market by Region, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  15. SIM Card Shipments and Revenues, World Market Summary, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  16. SIM Cards by Operating System, World Market by Region, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  17. SIM Cards by Browser, World Market by Region, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  18. SIM Cards by Memory Capacity and Type, World Market Summary, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  19. SIM Cards by Form Factor, World Market by Region, Forecast: 2010 to 2015