Telecoms News UK (2020-12-29)
n its new whitepaper, 68 Technology Trends That Will Shape 2021, ABI Research’s analysts identify 37 trends that will shape the technology market and 31 others that, although attracting huge amounts of speculation and commentary, are less likely to move the needle over the next twelve months. “For success in 2021, especially after a very challenging 2020, one must understand fundamental trends early, and take a view on those trends that are buoyed by hyperbole and those that are sure to be uncomfortable realities. Now is the time to double down on the right technology investment,” says Stuart Carlaw, Chief Research Officer at ABI Research.
What Will Happen in 2021:
“UWB’s rollout and increased adoption is due to wider chipset availability, adoption across multiple segments, and the formation of a healthy UWB ecosystem across the entire supply chain,” explains Andrew Zignani, Wi-Fi,
While historically, the technology has been used primarily within high-accuracy RTLS applications, 2020 has propelled UWB into various new markets. To date, arguably the biggest news was Apple’s decision to develop and use its own UWB technology in its iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE devices. In addition, Samsung now supports the technology in its Galaxy Note 20, and Xiaomi added UWB to its Mi 10 series. Apple has also integrated the technology within its latest Apple Watch Series 6 and HomePod Mini speaker, demonstrating the importance of the technology going forward. Xiaomi also recently demonstrated UWB leveraged within a variety of smart home devices, such as fans, lamps, and smart speakers, highlighting the growing potential of the UWB ecosystem.
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