Mobile Broadband Routers and Modems
Mobile computing remains a dynamic market that is enabled by a number of competing solutions. PCMCIA cards have traditionally taken a large slice of this market but have been supplanted as the dominant solution by USB modems. Recent announcements have seen the growing adoption of embedded modems from tablet OEMs and the introduction of mobile hotspot routers have further increased end-user choices.
Understanding channels, price points, feature sets, end user audience type, technology standard, and air interface trends are critical aspects that OEMs and module vendors must consider when developing products for this complex and changing market.