Market research reports available in this category cover telecom components, telecommunications equipments, communications ICs, and wireless ICs. Comprehensive analysis, technological developments and new opportunities are included in the reports.

Date of Publication: Oct 29, 2015
While developed countries have seen stagnation in mobile broadband services, emerging markets are booming. Shipments of smartphones and tablets combined in emerging markets are expected to total 560 million units in 2015 and around 800 million in 2019. The shift of power from mature markets to emerging markets will pose significant challenges to system integrators and branded vendors alike. This reports looks into the rise of smart handheld devices in emerging markets, in particular Asia Pacific (excluding China), and analyzes the product features and component portfolios with a focus on the IC industry.

Date of Publication: Nov 3, 2015

This tracker provides forecasts for semiconductors used in these two high volume applications which constitute the majority of connected devices or Internet of Things (IoT) in terms of shipments.  Forecasts are provided by region and by product type.  Estimated spending on semiconductors is provided for the top producers of the end equipment and market share is provided for these OEMs as well as the semiconductor suppliers for these two application markets.

Date of Publication: Oct 28, 2015
Wireless communications is under stress due to a rapid growth of traffic volume and limited available spectrum. This tendency necessitates rational utilization of this frequency spectrum, which became the most expensive entity in wireless networking. Meanwhile, multiple industry studies show that available licensed frequency spectrum is extremely underutilized. The relatively low utilization of the licensed spectrum suggests that spectrum scarcity, as perceived today, is largely due to inefficient fixed frequency allocations rather than any physical shortage of spectrum. The report analyzes modern communications technologies based on Cognitive Radio/Software Defined Radio (CR/SDR) that allow adaptive use of the spectrum in accordance with instantaneous space/time coordinates. The CR technology is heavily dependent upon the SDR technology as radio needs to be configurable according to the prevailing spectrum environment.

Date of Publication: Oct 22, 2015
This new report is focused on how the market for smart glasses and contact lenses is going to evolve in the next decade, based on the exciting research and developments efforts of recent years along with the high visibility some projects and collaborations have enjoyed. The amount of visibility the space for eye-worn computing is experiencing is exciting developers of a range of allied technologies into fast-tracking/focusing their efforts, as well as creating devices and components designed specifically to serve this emerging industry.

Date of Publication: Oct 14, 2015
Fifth generation (5G) cellular represents the latest stage in the evolution of mobile communications. It is also a new standard that relies upon various supporting technologies including millimeter wave propagation, IPv6 transmission protocol, and many others including some that are still in the R&D stage with major infrastructure providers. Among other major differences as compared to the fourth generation of cellular, 5G network demands higher data rate in a range of several gigabits per seconds (Gbps) and this can achieved using steerable antennas with Millimeter Wave (mmWave) technologies. This research provides an in-depth assessment of both technical issues (enabling technologies, 5G standardization and research initiatives, spectrum bands, etc.) and business areas (market drivers, challenges, use cases, vertical market applications, regulatory issues, trial commitments, introduction strategies, and impact to CSPs), as well as analysis of the emerging 5G ecosystem.

Date of Publication: Oct 2, 2015
This report presents a recent review of the Chinese smartphone industry in the second quarter of 2015. The report includes shipment volume of major smartphone branded vendors in China, breakdowns of each vendor's shipment volume share by chipset maker, application processor model, ASP, panel size, camera pixel, resolution, as well as 3G and 4G technologies. The report also examines major chipset makers' product mix for smartphones sold in China.

Date of Publication: Sep 30, 2015
This study presents the five-year forecast for mobile phone shipments worldwide by device vendors. The worldwide mobile phone market will reach a total of 1,928 million unit shipments in 2015, down 1.7% from the 1,961 million units shipped in 2014. From there, total mobile phone shipments will reach 2,145.4 million units worldwide, resulting in a CAGR of 1.8% from 2014 to 2019.