Worldwide Wireless HandsetMarket Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2005 to 2011

Report # SH29821417 | 402 Pages | 160 Tables and Figures | 2005

Worldwide Wireless Handset Market Assessment

Check Out These Key Topics!
Worldwide Wireless Handset Market Shares and Forecasts
Worldwide Wireless Handset Market Driving Forces
Increasing Average Revenue Per User (ARPU)
Market Growth Dynamics
Wireless Networks
Worldwide Wireless Telecommunications Markets
Voice Infrastructure Market
Converged Network Revolution
WAP Discontinued
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Of A Mobile Phone
Communications Networking Industry
Demand For Total Solutions
Strategies To Improve Performance
Service Provider Market Characteristics

Worldwide Wireless Handset
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2005 to 2011

The worldwide telecommunications markets including wireless handsets are set for extraordinary growth, doubling from $123 billion in 2004 to $282 billion by 2010 based on expansion of wireless communications markets. Communications represents opportunity for expansion of economies. The wireless based communications systems are vastly improving the ability of people to communicate from anywhere.

The ability to achieve voice communication makes people more efficient. People use wireless handsets because they are convenient. Worldwide penetration is expected to get higher than 50%, and unprecedented penetration of technology. More information can be communicated not in real time, and is available, as people need it. Young men use wireless handsets. They lead the market in underdeveloped countries.

Once young men have handsets, the young women get them, and then the youth give handsets and connectivity to their parents. In developed countries, penetration is expected to climb over 95%. Messaging systems play a significant role in passing information asynchronously, increasing the usefulness of systems. Short messaging is popular.

3G data services are not achieving strong growth, though they will have some uptake as web sites are designed for wireless connectivity. Camera phones are popular, but not for transmitting pictures. Games are sure to catch on.

Underdeveloped countries use communications to achieve trading and exchange of goods. As people have portable communications devices, they want more things and can make an economy emerge where there was none before.

A Siemens representative tells about putting a refrigerator size telecom switch in a rural South African village and coming back 10 years later to find a thriving village with shops and civilization. When people were coming and going to the city of Johannesburg, they would carry goods in both directions, creating demand for more items because communications had been implemented. Trade went in both directions from the village to the city and from the city to the village.

People like to talk to each other. Wireless handsets are poised to be ubiquitous. The ability to prepay for services and the low cost of a handset make this technology available worldwide, the first technology to penetrate underdeveloped economies.

Worldwide telecommunications and communications equipment market forecasts, shipments in dollars analysis indicate strong growth in very large existing markets. Markets for wireless handsets at 882 million unit shipments in 2004 are anticipated to reach 2.1 billion unit shipments by 2011. Units last 1.5 years on average, with prices declining significantly.

Companies Profiled
Cisco Systems
Cypress Semiconductor
Enea Embedded Technology
Frontier Silicon
Huawei Technologies
Lucent Technologies
UT Starcom

Report Methodology

This is the 256th report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

2005 WinterGreen Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved.