4G Handset Trends

  • ID: 2775619
  • January 2014
  • 29 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
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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.

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Peek Preview of 4G Technology
Key Standards Defining 4G Technology
Existing 4G Technologies Supporting 4G-enabled Handsets
Mobile Handset Market Exhibits Continuous Evolution
4G Handsets Dominate Global 4G Devices Market
Table 1: Global 4G Devices Market (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Device Type
Table 2: Global 4G Handset Shipments (2012-2017) in Million Units

Tracing the Technology's Evolution & Progress
Global Sales of 4G LTE Handsets Gain Momentum
Table 3: Global 4G Handset Sales (2012-2017) in US$ Million
Table 4: Global 4G Subscribers (2012-2017) in Million
Competitive Scenario
Table 5: Leading Smartphone 4G Manufacturers (OEMs) Worldwide - Market Shares by Company (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown for HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG, and others
LG Discloses Aggressive Plans to Tap 4G LTE Smartphones Market

The United States
Use of 4G-Enabled Android Phones Increases
LTE to Gradually Replace HSPA+ Technology
Large Screen Smartphones Witness Increase in Sales
Popular 4G Handset Released in the US in 2011
The United Kingdom
4G Handsets by Manufacturers in India
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

Nokia to Transfer Devices & Services Business to Microsoft
Samsung Forms Partnership with Reliance to Introduce 4G Handsets in India
ZTE and Qtel Group Ink Strategic Partnership Agreement
AT&T Acquires T-Mobile USA
Google Inks Definitive Agreement with Motorola Mobility Holdings
OpenET Alliance Introduces New API Standard in UK
Sprint Inks New Wholesale Agreement with Clearwire
Western States Contracting Alliance and Sprint Extend Contract

Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile to Introduce Smartphones on Sprint LTE Network
China Mobile to Launch 4G Handsets in Shanghai
Huawei Unveils Fastest 4G Smartphone
LG to Introduce Optimus F5 and Optimus F7 Handsets
T-Mobile to Introduce 4G Handsets in US
U.S. Cellular Introduces Samsung Galaxy Note™ 10.1
Apple Launches iPhone 5 in UK
Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile Introduce 4G WiMAX Phones on Sprint’s Network
Everything Everywhere Introduces 4G Network in UK
Everything Everywhere Announces Extended Lineup of 4G Handsets in UK
HTC Introduces HTC Velocity in Germany
Motorola Unveils Motorola 4G Atrix 2 in India
Optus Introduces 4G Services in Australia
Reliance Industries to Introduce 4G Handsets in India
StarHub to Launch 4G Network in Singapore
TeliaSonera Introduces Samsung Galaxy S II LTE in Sweden
Telstra Launches 4G-enabled Handsets in Australia
ZTE to Introduce TD-LTE Phone in China
AT&T Launches Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid 4G Devices
AT&T to Roll Out 4G LTE Network and 4G Mobile Handsets
HTC Launches New 4G Mobile Phones
LG Electronics Rolls Out Optimus LTE Mobile Set
Motorola and Sprint to Roll Out MB855 Photon 4G Handset
Samsung and MetroPCS Launch Samsung Galaxy Indulge 4G Mobile Phone
Sprint Launches Nexus S 4G Mobile Handset
T-Mobile Extends 4G Mobile Handset Family
Verizon Wireless Introduces New 4G LTE Handsets
Verizon Wireless Introduces Motorola 4G Mobile Devices
Verizon Wireless to Introduce New 4G Android Mobile Handsets
ZTE to Launch New 4G Mobile Handsets
Clearwire to Roll Out WiMax Handsets
HTC Launches HTC Smart Mobile Phone in India
HTC Unveils HTC Evo 4G Mobile Phone in the US
Samsung Introduces Samsung Epic 4G Handset
Samsung Telecommunication America Introduces Samsung SCH-r900

Apple, Inc. (USA)
ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. (Taiwan)
BlackBerry (Canada)
Coolpad Technologies, Inc. (USA)
Dell, Inc. (USA)
Fujitsu Ltd. (Japan)
Getac, Inc. (USA)
Google, Inc. (USA)
Hewlett-Packard Development Company LP (USA)
HTC Corporation (Taiwan)
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Huawei Device Co., Ltd. (China)
Kyocera Corporation (Japan)
Kyocera Communications, Inc. (USA)
Lenovo Group Ltd. (Hong Kong)
LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea)
Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (USA)
Nokia Corporation (Finland)
Pantech Co., Ltd. (Korea)
Pantech USA (USA)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
Sharp Corporation (Japan)
Sony Corporation (Japan)
Sony Mobile Communications AB (Sweden)
TCL Communication (Hong Kong)
Telstra Corporation Ltd. (Australia)
T-Mobile USA, Inc. (USA)
Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (USA)
Verizon Communications, Inc. (USA)
ViewSonic Corporation (USA)
ZTE Corporation (China)


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