WiFi Enabled Consumer Electronic Products: Market Research Report

Date: April 22, 2010
Pages: 1002
US$ 4,450.00
Publisher: Global Industry Analysts, Inc
Report type: Strategic Report
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WiFi  Enabled Consumer Electronic Products: Market Research Report
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.

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Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study



A Prelude
WiFi Revolutionizes Consumer Electronics Industry
WiFi-Enabled Phone Shipments Surge at a Double- Digit Rate
Product Introductions will Sufficiently Kindle Market Growth
WiFi in Consumer Electronic Devices
WiFi in Mobile Phones
WiFi Penetration Increases in Smartphones
WiFi in Portable/Stationary Consumer Electronic Devices
WiFi in Mobile PCs
Shipments of IEEE 802.11n Will Supersede 802.11g
Approval of IEEE 802.11n & Its Effects on WiFi Industry
Performance Enhancements
WiFi-zation of Devices
Stronger Radio Frequency Signals
Enhanced Security
Improved Mobility Through Smarter RF Management
Cooperation With External Networks
Shift From P2P Connection to Direct Link
Smarter WiFi Clients
WiFi Direct – A New Specification to Make WiFi Simpler
Competitive Landscape
Key Statistics:

Table 1. Global Dual-Mode (WiFi/Cellular) Smartphones Market (Q2 2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Vendor (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 2. Global WiFi Handset Market (2006): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Handset Type

Current Market Conditions
Impact of Recession
WiFi Handset Market to Remain Recession Resilient
Market Trends & Issues
Rising Demand for Networking Connections aids Industry Growth
Rising Internet and Broadband Penetration Will Influence WiFi Growth
Rising Deployment of Hotspots will Expand User Base
Smartphones Fuel Demand for WiFi Chips
Rising Adoption of WiFi in Gaming Consoles, Portable Media Players
WiFi in Digital TV Will Foster Over-the-Top Video Services
Evolution of Dual-Mode WiFi Phones
Vendors Shift Focus to Wireless IP Telephony
Affordability, Ubiquity of Notebook Computers Will Drive Revenues
Voice Over WiFi Applications Will Ride on the Back of Certification Programs
Innovations in Wireless Technology to Create New Business Opportunities
Key Challenges to Market
WiFi Display Mixed Market Potential
Spotty WiFi Coverage Limits Market Growth
Competition from Alternative Technologies
Limited Penetration May Hamper Growth
WiFi Thwart Mobile Content Revenues


United States
iPhone Further Expands WiFi Usage
Key Statistics:

Table 3. Top 10 WiFi Cities in the United States: Breakdown by Number of WiFi Locations as of Jan 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 4. Top 10 Locations in the United States: Breakdown by Number of WiFi Hotspots as of Jan 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Market Overview
WiFi Phones to Debut in China
Key Statistics:

Table 5. China WiFi Market (2006): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Market Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Hong Kong
Market Overview
Initiatives by Government



Table 6. WiFi Hotspots Worldwide: Breakdown by Number of WiFi Hotspots by Key Region As of Q2 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

WiFi Standardization
Key IEEE Standards For WiFi
WiFi Benefits/Applications
WiFi Enabled Electronics
The Advent of WiFi Cities
The Future of Public WiFi


Intwine Connect and ZeroG Wireless Unveils WiFi U- SNAP module
VeriWave Introduces WaveVideo
Roving Networks Unveils G2 Icon Development systems
iPass Introduces 3G Mobile Broadband Network and WiFi Hotspots in China
Digi International Launches Digi TransPort WR44
Yota Unveils Yota Egg
Samsung Electronics Unveils New Blu-ray Disc Players BD-P3600 and BD-P4600
Sony Rolls Out WiFi Cyber-Shot DSC-G3 Digital Camera
Sprint Nextel to Unveil Wimax Android Handset
Siracom Unveils WiFi SQ-3000 Videoconferencing Handset
Toshiba Unveils Journe Air 1000 and Journe air 801 Digital Photo Frame Range
Pantech Introduces WiFi -Enabled WPP-8000 Handset in Korea
Kogan Launches WiFi LCD Digital Photo Frame
HP Unveils DreamScreen 100 and DreamScreen 130 Digital Photo Frames
Samsung to Introduce Omania II Mobile Handset
Motorola Introduces Novel Digital Photo Frames
Boingo Introduces WiFi service for Blackberry
Etisalat Introduces HSPA - WiFi Modem
Sprint to Introduce WiMax phone - Trimode
Cisco to Introduce Flip Digital Camcorder
D-link Launches Photobucket Compatible WiFi Digital Photo Frame
Toshiba Introduces Journe Air Digital Photo Frames
Nanoradio Introduces ‘Always On WiFi' Solution
Smartparts Launches WiFi Enabled Digital Picture Frame
Turk Telekom to Launch Communication Products
Connect One Launches Mini Socket iWiFi
Archos Introduces GPS In-Car Holder for Archos 605 WiFi PMP
Digi International Unveils Digi International
Infineon Technologies Introduces VoIP Functionality for Mobile Handsets
Socket Communications Introduces Enhanced WiFi Companion Software
Boingo Wireless Launches New Version of Mobile WiFi Software
Belden Introduces WiFi Enclosures
Impecca Launches WiFi LCD Digital Picture Frame
D-Link Unveils D-Link® 802.11n Wireless Network Camera
Siracom Introduces UniData SQ-3000 WiFi Phones
Sony of Canada Introduces Cyber-shot DSC-G3 with WiFi Capabilities
Verizon Wireless Launches MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
Xirrus Introduces WiFi Network Deployment Kit
Connect One Launches Nano Socket LAN and Nano Socket iWiFi Modules
RF Micro Devices Introduces New Range of Front End Solutions
FON Unveils Fonera 2.0n WiFi Router
ANADIGICS Launches AWL9966 High-Power Integrated Circuit
Mena Telecom Launches Novel WiFi Device
Logitech Introduces New Logitech Squeezebox WiFi Music Players
Sling Media Introduces SlingPlayer Mobile WiFi application
iPass Introduces Blackberry iPassConnect for BlackBerry Smartphones
Optimus Introduces WiFi Router for Kanguru Subscribers
Fon Introduces Fonera 2.0n WiFi Router
Anabel Mobile Introduces WiFi Version of Professional Series Smartphones
Virgin Mobile Australia Introduces Mobile Broadband WiFi Modem
Marvell Introduces Marvell Smart™ Mobile WiFi Technologies
Broadcom Corporation Launches 3 New InConcert® Modules
Atheros Communications Launches AR6133 Smart Combination Solution
Atheros Communications Launches ROCm® Single-chip 11n AR6003 Series
Atheros Communications Launches New Connectivity Solution
Socket Communications Launches WiFi Companion
eStarling Launches Impact7 - WiFi Digital Frame
Ozmo Devices and Avago Launches WiFi PAN Optical Mouse
National Instruments Launches 10 Ethernet Data Acquisition and WiFi Devices
Kodak Introduces W1020 and W820
Simon Trading Launches WiFi Digital Photo Frame
Research In Motion and AT&T Launch BlackBerry Pearl 8120
Impecca Launches WiFi Digital Photo Frame
Meraki Launches Meraki Solar
Meraki Introduces Residential WiFi Pack


Giant International Launches Intouch IT7150 Digital Photo Frame
Orange Spain Introduces Livephoto


Fluke Networks Takes Over AirMagnet
DoCoMo Purchases Minority Stake in Packet Video
Frame Media Changes Corporate Identity to Thinking Screen Media
Sony Electronics Selects Gobi™ Mobile Internet Technology of Qualcomm
Grupo Iusacell Enters into Agreement with Novatel Wireless
Qualcomm and Wandering WiFi Enter Into Alliance
Atmel® Corporation and H&D Wireless Enter Into Partnership
Lyons Township High School Chooses Ruckus Wireless for Supplying 802.11n WLAN
ZeroG Wireless Enters into Global Franchise Distribution Partnership with Future Electronics
Verizon Wireless Acquires of Alltel
Skyhook Wireless Partners with Freebox-wifi.fr
Inova Multimedia Selects AFL Network for WiFi Network Installation
GainSpan and RF Digital Partner with Our Home Spaces
Atheros to Take Over Intellon
AT&T Takes Over Wayport
ROK Mobile Acquires Majority Stake in MeshLinx Wireless
SanDisk Takes Over MusicGremlin
Socket Communications Adopts New Name
Iridiacom Enters into a Partnership Agreement with Topex
Ozmo Devices Partners with Wolfson Microelectronics
Ruckus Wireless Partners with Dell India
Golden Telecom Partners with Betalink
InterDigital Signs Up with WiFi Alliance
Telechips Partners With CSR for Developing WiFi Enabled Photo Frame
OpenMoko Signs Distribution Agreement with Pulster


Key Vendors Offering WiFi Enabled Devices
Apple Inc (USA)
Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc (USA)
High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC) (USA)
Nokia Corporation (Finland)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (South Korea)
SanDisk Corporation (USA)
Sony Corporation (Japan)
Key Vendors Offering WiFi Chipsets
Atheros Communications Inc. (USA)
Atmel Corporation (USA)
Broadcom Corporation (USA)
Belkin International Inc. (USA)
Cisco Systems Inc (USA)
Linksys (USA)
D-Link Corporation (Taiwan)
Intel Corporation (USA)
Nanoradio AB (Sweden)


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)
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)


Total Companies Profiled: 109 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 114)
The United States63
The United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan)
Middle East
Latin America
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