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: Mar 27, 2017
The report stresses that the small cells backhaul solution may prove or brake the small cell business case. Specifics of small cells backhauls, their varieties and differences from macro cells backhauls are analyzed in details. The need for standardization is emphasized. The study of industry trends, interviews with vendors and the analysis of publically available statistical data helped to perform the marketing analysis. The survey of vendors (about 30 manufacturers of small cells backhaul equipment) reflects this industry specifics.

Date of Publication: Nov 14, 2016

A scarce amount of available traditional spectrum for mobile, WLANs and other types of communications is pushing the industry to explore previously underutilized and in many cases not utilized at all mmWave spectrum. Due to several factors that are discussed in the report, a level of mmWave communications commercialization only recently became noticeable. This report addresses the current activities of the industry and academia towards the utilization of the mmWave 60 GHz transmission band for multiple applications.

Date of Publication: Aug 16, 2016
The report emphasizes the importance of wireless communications standardization for medical applications. To show this, authors conducted a detailed analysis of technical and economical characteristics for WBAN (Wireless Body Area Networks) and MWBAN - Medical BANs. Standards and regulatory documents issued by the IEEE, ETSI, ITU, ISO, FCC, FDA and Continua related to the report issues are addressed. The report also updates the information on transport technologies that are used to support the 11073 and other connectivity standards - Bluetooth and ZigBee - to show their place in improving patients' conditions monitoring and in patients' general care.

Date of Publication: Jul 12, 2016

This report is based on the authors’ experience working in the industry that provides high-speed communications equipment to support indoor connectivity; as well as on their analytical work in the conducting technological and marketing studies in telecommunications, which they are providing for more than ten years. The analysis of several advanced indoor communications technologies that support multi-Gb/s rate of transmission as well as related markets, applications and survey of industries are presented.

Date of Publication: Mar 10, 2016
This report addresses novel communications technologies designed for IoT/M2M. It concentrates on specifics of such communications; and addresses several recent or upcoming standards that are being developed for these purposes. It is very unlikely that IoT/M2M communications will be based on a single standard. Standards fragmentation that we have today is a reflection of many facets of IoT/M2M nature. In this report, we concentrate only on the most recent and, in our opinion, the most promising technologies to support long-reach IoT/M2M communications.

Date of Publication: Feb 1, 2016

This report researches advanced technologies and markets for wireless and wired communications systems that utilize MIMO - Multiple Input/Multiple Output structures - to enhance their performance. Users' demand for more efficient networking brought to life many technological innovations. One of them is MIMO, which became very popular in wireless systems - almost all recent and future 3GPP standards use (or will be using) variations of such a technique. MIMO also can be used in wireline systems.

Date of Publication: Jan 4, 2016
This report addresses trends in the development advanced Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for the Smart Grid (SG). In particular, it is concentrating on wireless cognitive ICT (WCICT) that have been recently standardized with SG applications in mind and which allow to significantly improve SG functionalities. The report surveys activities of major industry organizations in the area of the SG ICT development. It also addresses technological and marketing analysis of SG ICT, including Smart Meters. The detailed analysis of the SG ICT industry profiles leading manufacturers.