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4G Handset Trends

Abstract

Global 4G devices market is expected to witness a substantial increase in subscriber base as end-users shift from 3G to 4G services. The expanding consumer base and gradual replacement of 3G handsets by LTE-capable handsets are likely to drive the market during 2013-2014. 4G technology represents the fourth generation of mobile communication. As a successor of the 3G standards, the 4G system is expected to revolutionize mobile wireless communication through ultra-broadband Internet access to mobile devices including smartphones and laptops.

The report analyzes and presents an overview of 4G Handsets market worldwide. The report in addition provides global market estimates and projections for 4G Handsets in US dollars and units for years 2012 through 2017. Supported with 6 market data tables, the report highlights the ever increasing permanence of 4G Handsets all over the world. The report also discusses about the corporate developments including the takeover of Nokia by Microsoft, T-Mobile USA by AT&T, Samsung’s partnership with Reliance, and Google’s agreement with Motorola Mobility Holdings among others. Furthermore, the report gives a brief idea about the product launches and technology innovations involving a bunch of key players in the market. In addition, 32 companies operating in the 4G Handsets arena worldwide including Apple, ASUSTeK Computer, BlackBerry, HTC Corporation, LG Electronics, Nokia, Samsung Electronics, Sony Corporation, ZTE Corporation and others are profiled.

Code: 146003
Price: $1450
Companies : 32
Pages: 29
Date: January, 2014
Market Data Tables : 6

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Peek Preview of 4G Technology......1
Key Standards Defining 4G Technology......1
Existing 4G Technologies Supporting 4G-enabled Handsets......1
Mobile Handset Market Exhibits Continuous Evolution......1
4G Handsets Dominate Global 4G Devices Market......2
Table 1: Global 4G Devices Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Device Type......2
Table 2: Global 4G Handset Shipments (2012-2017) in Million Units......3
Tracing the Technology's Evolution & Progress......4
Global Sales of 4G LTE Handsets Gain Momentum......4
Table 3: Global 4G Handset Sales (2012-2017) in US$ Million......5
Table 4: Global 4G Subscribers (2012-2017) in Million......6
Competitive Scenario......6
Table 5: Leading Smartphone 4G Manufacturers (OEMs) Worldwide - Market Shares by Company (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown for HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG, and others......7
LG Discloses Aggressive Plans to Tap 4G LTE Smartphones Market......7
The United States......8
Use of 4G-Enabled Android Phones Increases......8
LTE to Gradually Replace HSPA+ Technology......8
Large Screen Smartphones Witness Increase in Sales......8
Popular 4G Handset Released in the US in 2011......9
The United Kingdom......9
Australia......10
India......10
4G Handsets by Manufacturers in India......11
China......11
Table 6: Leading Chinese 4G Brands (2013(E)): Percentage Market Share Breakdown by Value Sales for Lenovo, ZTE, Huawei, Coolpad, Domestic Brands, and Foreign Brands......11
Nokia to Transfer Devices & Services Business to Microsoft......12
Samsung Forms Partnership with Reliance to Introduce 4G Handsets in India......12
ZTE and Qtel Group Ink Strategic Partnership Agreement......12
AT&T Acquires T-Mobile USA......12
Google Inks Definitive Agreement with Motorola Mobility Holdings......13
OpenET Alliance Introduces New API Standard in UK......13
Sprint Inks New Wholesale Agreement with Clearwire......13
Western States Contracting Alliance and Sprint Extend Contract......13
Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile to Introduce Smartphones on Sprint LTE Network......14
China Mobile to Launch 4G Handsets in Shanghai......14
Huawei Unveils Fastest 4G Smartphone......14
LG to Introduce Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 Handsets......14
T-Mobile to Introduce 4G Handsets in US......15
U.S. Cellular Introduces Samsung Galaxy Noteâ„¢ 10.1......15
Apple Launches iPhone 5 in UK......15
Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile Introduce 4G WiMAX Phones on Sprint’s Network......15
Everything Everywhere Introduces 4G Network in UK......15
Everything Everywhere Announces Extended Lineup of 4G Handsets in UK......16
HTC Introduces HTC Velocity in Germany......16
Motorola Unveils Motorola 4G Atrix 2 in India......16
Optus Introduces 4G Services in Australia......16
Reliance Industries to Introduce 4G Handsets in India......16
StarHub to Launch 4G Network in Singapore......16
TeliaSonera Introduces Samsung Galaxy S II LTE in Sweden......16
Telstra Launches 4G-enabled Handsets in Australia......17
ZTE to Introduce TD-LTE Phone in China......17
AT&T Launches Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid 4G Devices......17
AT&T to Roll Out 4G LTE Network and 4G Mobile Handsets......18
HTC Launches New 4G Mobile Phones......18
LG Electronics Rolls Out Optimus LTE Mobile Set......18
Motorola and Sprint to Roll Out MB855 Photon 4G Handset......18
Samsung and MetroPCS Launch Samsung Galaxy Indulge 4G Mobile Phone......18
Sprint Launches Nexus S 4G Mobile Handset......19
T-Mobile Extends 4G Mobile Handset Family......19
Verizon Wireless Introduces New 4G LTE Handsets......19
Verizon Wireless Introduces Motorola 4G Mobile Devices......19
Verizon Wireless to Introduce New 4G Android Mobile Handsets......20
ZTE to Launch New 4G Mobile Handsets......20
Clearwire to Roll Out WiMax Handsets......20
HTC Launches HTC Smart Mobile Phone in India......20
HTC Unveils HTC Evo 4G Mobile Phone in the US......20
Samsung Introduces Samsung Epic 4G Handset......21
Samsung Telecommunication America Introduces Samsung SCH-r900......21
Apple, Inc. (USA)......22
ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. (Taiwan)......22
BlackBerry (Canada)......22
Coolpad Technologies, Inc. (USA)......22
Dell, Inc. (USA)......22
Fujitsu Ltd. (Japan)......23
Getac, Inc. (USA)......23
Google, Inc. (USA)......23
Hewlett-Packard Development Company LP (USA)......23
HTC Corporation (Taiwan)......24
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Japan)......24
Huawei Device Co., Ltd. (China)......24
Kyocera Corporation (Japan)......24
Kyocera Communications, Inc. (USA)......25
Lenovo Group Ltd. (Hong Kong)......25
LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea)......25
Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (USA)......25
Nokia Corporation (Finland)......26
Pantech Co., Ltd. (Korea)......26
Pantech USA (USA)......26
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)......26
Sharp Corporation (Japan)......27
Sony Corporation (Japan)......27
Sony Mobile Communications AB (Sweden)......27
TCL Communication (Hong Kong)......27
Telstra Corporation Ltd. (Australia)......27
T-Mobile USA, Inc. (USA)......28
Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (USA)......28
Verizon Communications, Inc. (USA)......28
ViewSonic Corporation (USA)......29
ZTE Corporation (China)......29
ZTE USA (USA)......29