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This Market Data closely follows developments and trends affecting the SIM card market and its future evolution. Historically the SIM card market has grown with a double digit average each year although it is now starting to slow as the traditional market in mobile handsets gets closer to saturation. New product categories are emerging within consumer electronics devices and M2M applications and leading vendors are adjusting their strategies to develop new revenue streams based upon software and service capabilities.
Increased granularity, visibility, and analysis are provided within market leading country-level analysis. Factors taken into consideration include subscriber and connection growth rates, MNO strategies relating to existing and new business models, voice and data tariffs, and OTT competition. Service development and mobile penetration, migration to higher-level air interface technologies, alternative devices, and support for high-end capabilities are all examined and assessed at a local and regional level. These are particularly important as the market further segments into suppliers and consumers of low-level, basic usage SIM cards and those enabling new, high-end revenue streams.
Market Data is presented in terms of annual shipments and revenues.