|[December 12, 2012]
Strategy Analytics: Mobile Broadband Connections on PCs and Modems to Hit $65 Billion Service Revenues in 2017
BOSTON & LONDON --(Business Wire)--
Mobile broadband connections on PCs and modems will reach half a
billion by 2017, driving $65 billion in service revenues and nearly 20
million Terabytes of mobile data traffic, according to Strategy
Analytics latest global forecasts. Two new Strategy Analytics (News - Alert)
Broadband Device Connections: PC Modems Hit $65 B Service Revenues in
2017" and "Global
Active Mobile Broadband PC/Modem Subscription Forecast: 2007-2017,"
highlight the market opportunity for PC/modem connections on mobile
networks by region and for 37 countries.
Susan Welsh de Grimaldo, Director Mobile
Broadband Opportunities, says, "Two key drivers for the mobile
broadband PC modem market are 4G LTE (News - Alert) deployments and strong subscription
growth in emerging markets, such as China and India, where operators are
adding 3G connections. With more LTE deployments around the globe,
mobile broadband rivals fixed networks. LTE becomes the connection of
choice for USB modems, embedded PCs and mobile hotspots that provide
wide area mobility to WiFi (News - Alert) devices."
Phil Kendall, Director Wireless
Operator Strategies, notes: "The joint impacts of substitution to
tablets, smartphones and tethering have been felt stronger in developed
markets, exacerbated in some regions by the macro-economic situation.
Mobile broadband modem connections are currently flat or even declining
in markets such as the UK, Spain and Portugal, with more casual
price-sensitive users dropping connections. Yet we see solid growth for
the PC/modem category over the next five years, enhanced by the
increasing number of shared data/multi-SIM plans and growing 3G and 4G
coverage, with 27 percent growth anticipated year-over-year from 2011 to
2012 and nearly 20 percent CAGR from 2012-17."
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