4G Handset Market Trends

4G Handset Market Trends

Global Industry Analysts, Date of Publication: Mar 26, 2014, 29 Pages

Global 4G devices market is expected to witness a substantial increase in subscriber base as end-users shift from 3G to 4G services. The expanding consumer base and gradual replacement of 3G handsets by LTE-capable handsets are likely to drive the market during 2013-2014.  4G technology represents the fourth generation of mobile communication. As a successor of the 3G standards, the 4G system is expected to revolutionize mobile wireless communication through ultra-broadband Internet access to mobile devices including smartphones and laptops.

The report analyzes and presents an overview of 4G Handsets market worldwide. The report in addition provides global market estimates and projections for 4G Handsets in US dollars and units for years 2012 through 2017. Supported with 6 market data tables, the report highlights the ever increasing permanence of 4G Handsets all over the world. The report also discusses about the corporate developments including the takeover of Nokia by Microsoft, T-Mobile USA by AT&T, Samsung’s partnership with Reliance, and Google’s agreement with Motorola Mobility Holdings among others. Furthermore, the report gives a brief idea about the product launches and technology innovations involving a bunch of key players in the market. In addition, 32 companies operating in the 4G Handsets arena worldwide including Apple, ASUSTeK Computer, BlackBerry, HTC Corporation, LG Electronics, Nokia, Samsung Electronics, Sony Corporation, ZTE Corporation and others are profiled.


Peek Preview of 4G Technology 1
Key Standards Defining 4G Technology 1
Existing 4G Technologies Supporting 4G-enabled Handsets 1
Mobile Handset Market Exhibits Continuous Evolution 1
4G Handsets Dominate Global 4G Devices Market 2
Table 1: Global 4G Devices Market (2012): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Volume Sales by Device Type 2
Table 2: Global 4G Handset Shipments (2012-2017) in Million
Units 3

Tracing the Technology's Evolution & Progress 4
Global Sales of 4G LTE Handsets Gain Momentum 4
Table 3: Global 4G Handset Sales (2012-2017) in US$ Million 5
Table 4: Global 4G Subscribers (2012-2017) in Million 6
Competitive Scenario 6
Table 5: Leading Smartphone 4G Manufacturers (OEMs) Worldwide
- Market Shares by Company (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown
for HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG, and others 7
LG Discloses Aggressive Plans to Tap 4G LTE Smartphones Market 7

The United States 8
Use of 4G-Enabled Android Phones Increases 8
LTE to Gradually Replace HSPA+ Technology 8
Large Screen Smartphones Witness Increase in Sales 8
Popular 4G Handset Released in the US in 2011 9
The United Kingdom 9
Australia 10
India 10
4G Handsets by Manufacturers in India 11
China 11
Table 6: Leading Chinese 4G Brands (2013(E)): Percentage
Market Share Breakdown by Value Sales for Lenovo, ZTE,
Huawei, Coolpad, Domestic Brands, and Foreign Brands 11

Nokia to Transfer Devices & Services Business to Microsoft 12
Samsung Forms Partnership with Reliance to Introduce 4G
Handsets in India 12
ZTE and Qtel Group Ink Strategic Partnership Agreement 12
AT&T Acquires T-Mobile USA 12
Google Inks Definitive Agreement with Motorola Mobility Holdings 13
OpenET Alliance Introduces New API Standard in UK 13
Sprint Inks New Wholesale Agreement with Clearwire 13
Western States Contracting Alliance and Sprint Extend Contract 13

Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile to Introduce Smartphones on
Sprint LTE Network 14
China Mobile to Launch 4G Handsets in Shanghai 14
Huawei Unveils Fastest 4G Smartphone 14
LG to Introduce Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 Handsets 14
T-Mobile to Introduce 4G Handsets in US 15
U.S. Cellular Introduces Samsung Galaxy Note™ 10.1 15
Apple Launches iPhone 5 in UK 15
Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile Introduce 4G WiMAX Phones on
Sprint’s Network 15
Everything Everywhere Introduces 4G Network in UK 15
Everything Everywhere Announces Extended Lineup of 4G Handsets
in UK 16
HTC Introduces HTC Velocity in Germany 16
Motorola Unveils Motorola 4G Atrix 2 in India 16
Optus Introduces 4G Services in Australia 16
Reliance Industries to Introduce 4G Handsets in India 16
StarHub to Launch 4G Network in Singapore 16
TeliaSonera Introduces Samsung Galaxy S II LTE in Sweden 16
Telstra Launches 4G-enabled Handsets in Australia 17
ZTE to Introduce TD-LTE Phone in China 17
AT&T Launches Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid 4G
Devices 17
AT&T to Roll Out 4G LTE Network and 4G Mobile Handsets 18
HTC Launches New 4G Mobile Phones 18
LG Electronics Rolls Out Optimus LTE Mobile Set 18
Motorola and Sprint to Roll Out MB855 Photon 4G Handset 18
Samsung and MetroPCS Launch Samsung Galaxy Indulge 4G Mobile
Phone 18
Sprint Launches Nexus S 4G Mobile Handset 19
T-Mobile Extends 4G Mobile Handset Family 19
Verizon Wireless Introduces New 4G LTE Handsets 19
Verizon Wireless Introduces Motorola 4G Mobile Devices 19
Verizon Wireless to Introduce New 4G Android Mobile Handsets 20
ZTE to Launch New 4G Mobile Handsets 20
Clearwire to Roll Out WiMax Handsets 20
HTC Launches HTC Smart Mobile Phone in India 20
HTC Unveils HTC Evo 4G Mobile Phone in the US 20
Samsung Introduces Samsung Epic 4G Handset 21
Samsung Telecommunication America Introduces Samsung SCH-r900 21

Apple, Inc. (USA) 22
ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. (Taiwan) 22
BlackBerry (Canada) 22
Coolpad Technologies, Inc. (USA) 22
Dell, Inc. (USA) 22
Fujitsu Ltd. (Japan) 23
Getac, Inc. (USA) 23
Google, Inc. (USA) 23
Hewlett-Packard Development Company LP (USA) 23
HTC Corporation (Taiwan) 24
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Japan) 24
Huawei Device Co., Ltd. (China) 24
Kyocera Corporation (Japan) 24
Kyocera Communications, Inc. (USA) 25
Lenovo Group Ltd. (Hong Kong) 25
LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea) 25
Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (USA) 25
Nokia Corporation (Finland) 26
Pantech Co., Ltd. (Korea) 26
Pantech USA (USA) 26
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea) 26
Sharp Corporation (Japan) 27
Sony Corporation (Japan) 27
Sony Mobile Communications AB (Sweden) 27
TCL Communication (Hong Kong) 27
Telstra Corporation Ltd. (Australia) 27
T-Mobile USA, Inc. (USA) 28
Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (USA) 28
Verizon Communications, Inc. (USA) 28
ViewSonic Corporation (USA) 29
ZTE Corporation (China) 29


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