SOURCE: Infonetics Research

Infonetics Research

September 14, 2009 15:07 ET

Infonetics Research: Mobile broadband cards expected to be an $8.4 billion market by 2013

LONDON--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - Market research firm Infonetics Research published a new edition of its Mobile Broadband Cards, Routers, Services, and Subscribers report, which tracks W-CDMA/HSPA, CDMA2000/EV-DO, and LTE mobile broadband equipment.

"Huawei leads revenue market share in the fast-growing mobile broadband card market, based on healthy HSPA and EV-DO shipments and a broad mix of PC card and embedded card formats. Several other vendors are doing well in this market as well, including Sierra Wireless, ZTE, Novatel, Sony-Ericsson, and Option. As mobile broadband spreads to developing countries, we expect Huawei and ZTE to improve their market share, as both vendors perform strongly in these markets," notes Richard Webb, Infonetics Research's directing analyst for WiMAX, microwave, and mobile devices.


-- The mobile broadband card market grew 10% sequentially in the first
   half of 2009, driven by increasing adoption of HSPA and demand for

  -- Manufacturer revenue from mobile broadband cards is forecast to hit
     $8.4 billion worldwide by 2013

-- Worldwide, the number of mobile broadband subscribers is expected to
   near 1 billion by 2013 (including phone and PC based W-CDMA/HSPA,
   CDMA2000/EV-DO, and LTE subscribers)

-- Mobile subscriber growth is being fueled by people seeking basic voice
   service, particularly in BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China),
   all migrating to 3G, which in turn will drive mobile broadband
   subscriber adoption

-- CDMA operators have been quicker off the blocks with mobile broadband,
   rolling out EV-DO earlier than GSM operators upgraded their networks
   to W-CDMA/HSPA, resulting in significantly higher CDMA2000/EV-DO
   mobile broadband card adoption

-- Between 2009 and 2013, worldwide service provider revenue from mobile
   broadband services is forecast to more than double


Infonetics' mobile broadband report provides worldwide and regional market size, market share, analysis, and forecasts through 2013 for W-CDMA/HSPA, CDMA2000/EV-DO, and LTE mobile broadband equipment (mobile broadband PC cards, embedded mobile broadband cards by device, netbooks, mobile broadband routers), phone- and PC-based mobile broadband subscribers, and mobile broadband services.

Companies tracked in Infonetics' mobile broadband report include D-Link, Huawei, Kyocera, Motorola, NETGEAR, Novatel, Option, Proxicast, Sierra Wireless, SonicWALL, Sony-Ericsson, ZTE, and others.


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-- Mobile broadband services expected to more than double by 2013

-- W-CDMA equipment up 21% in 2Q, driven by 3G rollouts, smartphones, data card upgrades

-- Huawei and ZTE cause major shakeup in mobile infrastructure market

-- LTE infrastructure market primed to hit $5 billion in 2013

-- Coming Sept. 24: Mobile and WiFi Phones and Subscribers

Infonetics Research is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

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