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INDUSTRY NEWS 45 Percent of Wi-Fi Chipsets in Consumer Electronic Devices in 2017 to Support 802.11ac Standard The increasing demand for bandwidth from mobile devices will spur the rapid adoption of next-generation Wi-Fi technology, with shipments of chipsets supporting the new 802.11ac standard set to account for nearly one-half of all Wi-Fi chipsets shipped for use in the consumer electronic device market in 2017. Shipments of 802.11ac chipsets will make up 47 percent of all Wi-Fi chipset shipments in 2017, up from just 1.3 percent in 2013, according to the IHS Connected Devices Database. This will amount to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 430 percent from 2012 to 2017. ZigBee Takes Off in Set-Top Boxes, with Nearly a Third to Use the Technology in 2018 The ZigBee RF4CE standard is rapidly gaining acceptance in the set-top box (STB) market where it currently serves mainly as a replacement for infrared (IR) technology in remote controls. However, due to the development of multi-protocol ICs, ZigBee technology is also set to allow STBs to become the centerpiece of automated homes. A total of 30 percent of STBs shipped globally in 2018 will integrate support for ZigBee RF4CE, up from just 3 percent in 2011, and under 7 percent last year, according to the report entitled “Low-Power Wireless in Computing and Home Entertainment Devices” from information and analytics provider IHS. The remaining STBs will use either IR technology or will include support for other RF technologies (such as Bluetooth) within remote controls. The Long Term Revolution: Appetite Growing for Private LTE, but Market Yet to Take Off The private Long Term Evolution (LTE) market is expected to show slow growth over the next five years, but longer term the amount of data connections are expected to soar, according to a recently published study from information and analytics provider IHS. The Satellite Communications Conference & Expo November 13-14, 2013 Javits Convention Center New York, NY FEATURED AT: The report, Broadband PMR/LMR Solutions— World—2013, examines the increasing data usage by licensed mobile radio (LMR) users over commercial cellular, private cellular, including private LTE, and traditional LMR networks. More than 400,000 data connections will be over private LTE networks by the end of 2017, IHS forecasts, with the number of connections projected to exceed 3.0 million by the end of 2023. Private networks allow mobile radio users to deploy and manage their own broadband network, providing much more control and guaranteed network access at broadband speeds, particularly essential in mission critical situations. > Connecting the Satellite Industry End-users: Register NOW for your FREE CONFERENCE PASS* Use VIP Code CCE26 when registering at At SATCON, you stand at the crossroads of innovation and communication. Thousands of attendees and exhibitors alike participate in the ever-changing conversation surrounding content management, distribution and delivery. For complete event information, visit *All government and military professionals are qualifi ed end-users. Other qualifi ed end-users are defi ned as those who are currently employed by a broadcast/media/entertainment fi rm, telco, or a private sector company that uses information and communications technology (ICT) or media equipment and services, but does not sell these products, services, integration or consulting. See for full details. GOLD SPONSOR For more industry news, visit SILVER SPONSOR MEDIA SPONSOR SUPPORTING SPONSORS For a complete list of Media Sponsors, visit Fall 2013 Antenna Systems & Technology 29

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Antenna Systems & Technology - Fall 2013

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Exponential M2M Market Growth Calls for Innovative RF and Antenna Solutions
Managing Distributed Antenna Systems Effectively and Efficiently
Millimeter Wave Antenna Radome Systems for Satellite on the Move Applications
Software/System Design
Test & Measurement
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Industry News
Addressing Customer Requirements in Public Safety Antennas

Antenna Systems & Technology - Fall 2013