Global WiFi Enabled Consumer Electronic Products Industry

Jun 28, 2010, 10:30 ET from Reportlinker

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Global WiFi Enabled Consumer Electronic Products industry

This report analyzes the Global market for WiFi Enabled Consumer Electronic Products in Million Units by the following segments: Mobile Phones, Portable Consumer Electronic Devices, Stationary Consumer Electronic Devices, and Notebooks/Mobile Internet Devices/UltraMobile Devices Markets. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2006 through 2015. The report profiles 109 companies including many key and niche players such as Apple Inc., Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc., High Tech Computer Corporation, Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SanDisk Corporation, Sony Corporation, Atheros Communications Inc., Atmel Corporation, Broadcom Corporation, Belkin International Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Linksys, D-Link Corporation, Intel Corporation, and Nanoradio AB. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.





Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3



A Prelude II-1

WiFi Revolutionizes Consumer Electronics Industry II-1

WiFi-Enabled Phone Shipments Surge at a Double- Digit Rate II-2

Product Introductions will Sufficiently Kindle Market Growth II-2

WiFi in Consumer Electronic Devices II-2

WiFi in Mobile Phones II-2

WiFi Penetration Increases in Smartphones II-3

WiFi in Portable/Stationary Consumer Electronic Devices II-3

WiFi in Mobile PCs II-4

Shipments of IEEE 802.11n Will Supersede 802.11g II-4

Approval of IEEE 802.11n & Its Effects on WiFi Industry II-4

Performance Enhancements II-5

WiFi-zation of Devices II-5

Stronger Radio Frequency Signals II-5

Enhanced Security II-5

Improved Mobility Through Smarter RF Management II-6

Cooperation With External Networks II-6

Shift From P2P Connection to Direct Link II-6

Smarter WiFi Clients II-6

WiFi Direct - A New Specification to Make WiFi Simpler II-7

Competitive Landscape II-7

Key Statistics: II-8

Table 1: Global Dual-Mode (WiFi/Cellular) Smartphones Market

(Q2 2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Vendor

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 2: Global WiFi Handset Market (2006): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Revenues by Handset Type II-8

Current Market Conditions II-9

Impact of Recession II-9

WiFi Handset Market to Remain Recession Resilient II-9

Market Trends & Issues II-9

Rising Demand for Networking Connections aids Industry Growth II-9

Rising Internet and Broadband Penetration Will Influence WiFi

Growth II-9

Rising Deployment of Hotspots will Expand User Base II-10

Smartphones Fuel Demand for WiFi Chips II-10

Rising Adoption of WiFi in Gaming Consoles, Portable Media

Players II-10

WiFi in Digital TV Will Foster Over-the-Top Video Services II-11

Evolution of Dual-Mode WiFi Phones II-11

Vendors Shift Focus to Wireless IP Telephony II-11

Affordability, Ubiquity of Notebook Computers Will Drive

Revenues II-12

Voice Over WiFi Applications Will Ride on the Back of

Certification Programs II-12

Innovations in Wireless Technology to Create New Business

Opportunities II-13

Key Challenges to Market II-13

WiFi Display Mixed Market Potential II-13

Spotty WiFi Coverage Limits Market Growth II-13

Competition from Alternative Technologies II-13

Limited Penetration May Hamper Growth II-14

WiFi Thwart Mobile Content Revenues II-14


United States II-15

iPhone Further Expands WiFi Usage II-15

Key Statistics: II-15

Table 3: Top 10 WiFi Cities in the United States: Breakdown

by Number of WiFi Locations as of Jan 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 4: Top 10 Locations in the United States: Breakdown by

Number of WiFi Hotspots as of Jan 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

China II-16

Market Overview II-16

WiFi Phones to Debut in China II-16

Key Statistics: II-17

Table 5: China WiFi Market (2006): Percentage Share Breakdown

of Sales by Market Segment (includes corresponding Graph/

Chart) II-17

Hong Kong II-17

India II-17

Market Overview II-17

Initiatives by Government II-17


Introduction II-18

Table 6: WiFi Hotspots Worldwide: Breakdown by Number of WiFi

Hotspots by Key Region As of Q2 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-18

WiFi Standardization II-18

Key IEEE Standards For WiFi II-19

WiFi Benefits/Applications II-19

WiFi Enabled Electronics II-20

The Advent of WiFi Cities II-20

The Future of Public WiFi II-21


Intwine Connect and ZeroG Wireless Unveils WiFi U- SNAP module II-23

VeriWave Introduces WaveVideo II-23

Roving Networks Unveils G2 Icon Development systems II-23

iPass Introduces 3G Mobile Broadband Network and WiFi

Hotspots in China II-24

Digi International Launches Digi TransPort WR44 II-24

Yota Unveils Yota Egg II-24

Samsung Electronics Unveils New Blu-ray Disc Players BD-P3600

and BD-P4600 II-25

Sony Rolls Out WiFi Cyber-Shot DSC-G3 Digital Camera II-25

Sprint Nextel to Unveil Wimax Android Handset II-25

Siracom Unveils WiFi SQ-3000 Videoconferencing Handset II-25

Toshiba Unveils Journe Air 1000 and Journe air 801 Digital

Photo Frame Range II-25

Pantech Introduces WiFi -Enabled WPP-8000 Handset in Korea II-26

Kogan Launches WiFi LCD Digital Photo Frame II-26

HP Unveils DreamScreen 100 and DreamScreen 130 Digital Photo

Frames II-26

Samsung to Introduce Omania II Mobile Handset II-27

Motorola Introduces Novel Digital Photo Frames II-27

Boingo Introduces WiFi service for Blackberry II-27

Etisalat Introduces HSPA - WiFi Modem II-27

Sprint to Introduce WiMax phone - Trimode II-28

Cisco to Introduce Flip Digital Camcorder II-28

D-link Launches Photobucket Compatible WiFi Digital Photo Frame II-28

Toshiba Introduces Journe Air Digital Photo Frames II-28

Nanoradio Introduces 'Always On WiFi' Solution II-28

Smartparts Launches WiFi Enabled Digital Picture Frame II-29

Turk Telekom to Launch Communication Products II-29

Connect One Launches Mini Socket iWiFi II-29

Archos Introduces GPS In-Car Holder for Archos 605 WiFi PMP II-30

Digi International Unveils Digi International II-30

Infineon Technologies Introduces VoIP Functionality for

Mobile Handsets II-30

Socket Communications Introduces Enhanced WiFi Companion

Software II-30

Boingo Wireless Launches New Version of Mobile WiFi Software II-31

Belden Introduces WiFi Enclosures II-31

Impecca Launches WiFi LCD Digital Picture Frame II-31

D-Link Unveils D-Link® 802.11n Wireless Network Camera II-32

Siracom Introduces UniData SQ-3000 WiFi Phones II-32

Sony of Canada Introduces Cyber-shot DSC-G3 with WiFi

Capabilities II-32

Verizon Wireless Launches MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot II-33

Xirrus Introduces WiFi Network Deployment Kit II-33

Connect One Launches Nano Socket LAN and Nano Socket iWiFi

Modules II-33

RF Micro Devices Introduces New Range of Front End Solutions II-34

FON Unveils Fonera 2.0n WiFi Router II-34

ANADIGICS Launches AWL9966 High-Power Integrated Circuit II-34

Mena Telecom Launches Novel WiFi Device II-35

Logitech Introduces New Logitech Squeezebox WiFi Music Players II-35

Sling Media Introduces SlingPlayer Mobile WiFi application II-35

iPass Introduces Blackberry iPassConnect for BlackBerry

Smartphones II-36

Optimus Introduces WiFi Router for Kanguru Subscribers II-36

Fon Introduces Fonera 2.0n WiFi Router II-36

Anabel Mobile Introduces WiFi Version of Professional Series

Smartphones II-37

Virgin Mobile Australia Introduces Mobile Broadband WiFi Modem II-37

Marvell Introduces Marvell Smart™ Mobile WiFi Technologies II-37

Broadcom Corporation Launches 3 New InConcert® Modules II-37

Atheros Communications Launches AR6133 Smart Combination

Solution II-38

Atheros Communications Launches ROCm® Single-chip 11n AR6003

Series II-38

Atheros Communications Launches New Connectivity Solution II-39

Socket Communications Launches WiFi Companion II-39

eStarling Launches Impact7 - WiFi Digital Frame II-39

Ozmo Devices and Avago Launches WiFi PAN Optical Mouse II-40

National Instruments Launches 10 Ethernet Data Acquisition

and WiFi Devices II-40

Kodak Introduces W1020 and W820 II-41

Simon Trading Launches WiFi Digital Photo Frame II-41

Research In Motion and AT&T Launch BlackBerry Pearl 8120 II-41

Impecca Launches WiFi Digital Photo Frame II-41

Meraki Launches Meraki Solar II-42

Meraki Introduces Residential WiFi Pack II-42 Introduces WiFi capabilities II-42

Giant International Launches Intouch IT7150 Digital Photo Frame II-43

Orange Spain Introduces Livephoto II-43


Fluke Networks Takes Over AirMagnet II-44

DoCoMo Purchases Minority Stake in Packet Video II-44

Frame Media Changes Corporate Identity to Thinking Screen Media II-44

Sony Electronics Selects Gobi™ Mobile Internet Technology of

Qualcomm II-44

Grupo Iusacell Enters into Agreement with Novatel Wireless II-45

Qualcomm and Wandering WiFi Enter Into Alliance II-45

Atmel® Corporation and H&D Wireless Enter Into Partnership II-45

Lyons Township High School Chooses Ruckus Wireless for

Supplying 802.11n WLAN II-45

ZeroG Wireless Enters into Global Franchise Distribution

Partnership with Future Electronics II-46

Verizon Wireless Acquires of Alltel II-46

Skyhook Wireless Partners with II-46

Inova Multimedia Selects AFL Network for WiFi Network

Installation II-47

GainSpan and RF Digital Partner with Our Home Spaces II-47

Atheros to Take Over Intellon II-47

AT&T Takes Over Wayport II-48

ROK Mobile Acquires Majority Stake in MeshLinx Wireless II-48

SanDisk Takes Over MusicGremlin II-49

Socket Communications Adopts New Name II-49

Iridiacom Enters into a Partnership Agreement with Topex II-49

Ozmo Devices Partners with Wolfson Microelectronics II-49

Ruckus Wireless Partners with Dell India II-50

Golden Telecom Partners with Betalink II-50

InterDigital Signs Up with WiFi Alliance II-50

Telechips Partners With CSR for Developing WiFi Enabled Photo

Frame II-50

OpenMoko Signs Distribution Agreement with Pulster II-51


Key Vendors Offering WiFi Enabled Devices II-52

Apple Inc (USA) II-52

Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc (USA) II-52

High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC) (USA) II-52

Nokia Corporation (Finland) II-52

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (South Korea) II-53

SanDisk Corporation (USA) II-53

Sony Corporation (Japan) II-53

Key Vendors Offering WiFi Chipsets II-54

Atheros Communications Inc. (USA) II-54

Atmel Corporation (USA) II-54

Broadcom Corporation (USA) II-54

Belkin International Inc. (USA) II-55

Cisco Systems Inc (USA) II-55

Linksys (USA) II-55

D-Link Corporation (Taiwan) II-55

Intel Corporation (USA) II-55

Nanoradio AB (Sweden) II-56


Table 7: Global Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

WiFi Enabled Consumer Electronic Products by Segment - Mobile

Phones, Portable Consumer Electronic Devices, Stationary

Consumer Electronic Devices, and Notebooks/Mobile Internet

Devices/UltraMobile Devices Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Million Units for Years 2006

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 8: Global 10-Year Perspective for WiFi Enabled Consumer

Electronic Products by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Mobile Phones, Portable Consumer Electronic

Devices, Stationary Consumer Electronic Devices, and

Notebooks/Mobile Internet Devices/UltraMobile Devices Markets

for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-58


Total Companies Profiled: 109 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 114)


Region/Country Players


The United States 63

Canada 3

Japan 5

Europe 19

France 1

Germany 2

The United Kingdom 6

Spain 1

Rest of Europe 9

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 19

Middle East 3

Latin America 1

Africa 1


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