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Fixed Wireless Terminals (FWT) and Cellular Routers

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The term "Fixed Wireless Terminals (FWT)" is used to describe a class of external and embedded modems, gateways, and routers that utilize a cellular connection. These devices are used in a wide variety of applications, including: Wireless Local Loop (i.e. enabling a fixed voice connection over a cellular network), 3G router (i.e. sharing a cellular broadband connection via Wi-Fi to multiple notebook PCs), network router back-up cards, branch office routers, PBX routers, industrial modems and terminals, and mobile routers. Cellular routers offer connectivity for home, small office or mobile broadband service. Devices in this segment provide a cellular or mobile broadband modem as the primary WAN connection. The LAN connections for these routers may include wired Ethernet and/or wireless Wi-Fi.This report examines the market opportunity and technical trends relevant to these devices, provides a granular, segmented five-year forecast for shipment and revenue, and profiles the key market players having an impact on this market.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • 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. Device Market Segment Definitions
    • 2.2. Sales and Distribution Channels
      • 2.2.1. Retail/E-Commerce
      • 2.2.2. Direct to Customer
      • 2.2.3. Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators
      • 2.2.4. Mobile Network Operator
    • 2.3. Value Propositions/End-Use Audiences
      • 2.3.1. Fixed-Line Access Alternative
      • 2.3.2. Multi-Device Internet Access Using Wi-Fi
      • 2.3.3. Industrial/M2M Data Connectivity
  • 3. Technology Issues
    • 3.1. Modem Integration: Module, Integrated Design, or External Modem?
    • 3.2. Air Interface Protocols
    • 3.3. 2G/2.5G Cellular Technologies
    • 3.4. 3G Cellular Technologies
      • 3.4.1. 3G GSM Cellular Technologies
      • 3.4.2. 3G CDMA Technologies
    • 3.5. 4G Mobile Broadband Technologies
      • 3.5.1. LTE
      • 3.5.2. WiMAX
    • 3.6. OS Software
  • 4. Key Industry Players
    • 4.1. Business Focus
      • 4.1.1. ADTRAN Inc
      • 4.1.2. Cisco Systems Inc
      • 4.1.3. LANCOM Systems GmbH
      • 4.1.4. Telular Corporation
    • 4.2. SOHO/Consumer Focus
      • 4.2.1. CradlePoint Technology
      • 4.2.2. D-Link Corporation
      • 4.2.3. Franklin Wireless Corp
      • 4.2.4. Novatel Wireless Inc
      • 4.2.5. Option Wireless Technology
      • 4.2.6. Pirelli Broadband Solutions SpA
      • 4.2.7. Sierra Wireless
      • 4.2.8. Top Global USA Inc
    • 4.3. Industrial (M2M) Focus
      • 4.3.1. AVIDwireless
      • 4.3.2. eDevice
      • 4.3.3. Digi International Inc
      • 4.3.4. Maestro Wireless Solutions Limited (Fargo Telecom Group)
      • 4.3.5. Multi-Tech Systems Inc
      • 4.3.6. Proxicast LLC
      • 4.3.7. Sixnet
  • 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 & Africa
    • 5.3. Assumptions
    • 5.4. Market Forecasts in Total/Aggregate
      • 5.4.1. Total FWT and Cellular Router Shipments by Application/Device Type
      • 5.4.2. Total FWT and Cellular Router Shipment Revenue by Application/Device Type
      • 5.4.3. FWT and Cellular Router ASP by Application
    • 5.5. Market Forecasts by Device Segment
      • 5.5.1. Cellular Embedded Modules Used in Telephony Adapters, Business Gateways, and Industrial Terminals
        • 5.5.1.1. Total FWT Embedded Module Shipments by Region
        • 5.5.1.2. Total FWT Embedded Module Shipment Revenue by Region
        • 5.5.1.3. Total FWT Embedded Module Shipments by Air Standard
        • 5.5.1.4. Total FWT Embedded Module Shipment Revenue by Air Standard
      • 5.5.2. Consumer/SOHO Mobile Broadband Router Forecasts
        • 5.5.2.1. Consumer/SOHO Mobile Broadband Router Shipments by World Region
        • 5.5.2.2. Consumer/SOHO Mobile Broadband Router ASPs
        • 5.5.2.3. Mobile Broadband Router Shipment Distribution by Customer Type
        • 5.5.2.4. Mobile Broadband Router Shipment Distribution by Technology Standard
        • 5.5.2.5. Mobile Broadband Router Shipment Distribution by Air Interface
        • 5.5.2.6. Mobile Broadband Router Shipments with and without Modem
        • 5.5.2.7. Mobile Broadband Modemless Router Shipment Distribution by Geographic Region
        • 5.5.2.8. Mobile Broadband Modemless Router Shipments by Customer Type
        • 5.5.2.9. Mobile Broadband Router Shipments by Country, North America
        • 5.5.2.10. 2009 Mobile Broadband Router Vendor Market Share
        • 5.5.2.11. Mobile Broadband Router Revenues
  • 6. Company Directory
  • 7. Acronyms
  • Table 1-1, Total FWT and Cellular Router Shipments by Application, World Market, Forecast: 2009 to 2015

Charts

  1. Total FWT and Cellular Router Shipments by Application, World Market: 2009 to 2015

Figures

  1. Global 3G GSM/UMTS Air Interface Data Rates
  2. Global 3G CDMA/CDMA2000 Air Interface Data Rates
  3. Regional Map of the World