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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
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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
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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.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Antenna Systems & Technology - Fall 2013
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
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Addressing Customer Requirements in Public Safety Antennas
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