|[September 30, 2013]
Infonetics Research: W-CDMA Driving Worldwide Smartphone Market
CAMPBELL, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Market research firm Infonetics
Research released excerpts from its 2nd quarter 2013
and 4G Mobile Broadband Devices and Subscribers market share,
size, and forecasts report.
The comprehensive report tracks over 50 mobile broadband market segments
and sub-segments, including smartphones, operating systems (OS),
routers, cards, USBs, embedded devices (such as tablets) and
subscribers, all by the type of network they connect to, including Long
Term Evolution (LTE), W-CDMA/HSPA, and other networks.
"Despite the noise surrounding LTE handsets, W-CDMA remained the biggest
driver in the smartphone market in the second quarter in terms of
shipments and revenue, though W-CDMA revenue was down slightly
sequentially as a result of declining ARPU,"
Research's directing analyst for microwave and carrier WiFi.
"Lower-cost, entry-level devices based in W-CDMA in particular are
growing in popularity, driven by a determined push by Chinese OEMs
keen to establish a bigger market share," Webb
continues. "Also, a bigger push from leading OEMs Apple and Samsung (News - Alert)
in China and Brazil continues to drive smartphone unit growth."
2Q13 MOBILE BROADBAND MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
Globally, smartphone revenue totaled $74 billion in 2Q13, down 5% from
FDD-LTE devices are now the second largest smartphone segment and are
expected to overtake W-CDMA in just a few years
Sales of mobile broadband embedded tablets rose 10% sequentially in
Consumer demand for 3G USB mobile broadband cards is softening in
developed countries, where embedded device penetration is rising
Enterprise demand for 3G USBs remains healthy as businesses
increasingly seek to mobilize their workforces without relying on WiFi
Samsung retained its lead in smartphone revenue market share in
2Q13, owing to a record number of smartphone shipments (74 million
units) coupled with a dip in iPhone5 sales
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