Taipei, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:29 (GMT+8)
thunderstorms
Taipei
31°C
Digitimes Research: LTE users to reach 335 million in 2014
Benson Wu, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Tuesday 20 May 2014]

Japan- and Korea-based operators have been aggressively promoting their LTE services. Their counterparts In Latin America and Europed have also been accelerating the process towards commercialization for LTE. The number of LTE users worldwide surpassed 200 million in 2013, up 130 million from 2012. Digitimes Research expects the number of users to reach 335 million in 2014 as US-based Sprint and T-mobile USA are both expanding their LTE networks, while China has recently started operating its enterprise TD-LTE network.

In 2013, the number of enterprise LTE networks worldwide reached 260. Among them, the number of enterprise TD-LTE network doubled from the previous year. However, TD/FD-LTE dual-mode networks' proportion in overall TD-LTE network dropped 30pp from the previous year, according to figures from Global Mobile Supplier Association (GSA). The trend shows that demand for multi-mode networks is still rather weak, according to Digitimes Research's analysis.

In the end market, there were a total of 1,371 device models supporting LTE in 2013, a growth of 106% on year. Of these devices, smartphones continued to see significant growth, while data-processing applications such as dougle, MiFi and customer premise equipment (CPE) saw declines.

Taiwan's LTE data-processing product shipments were about four million units in 2013 and are expected to reach six million units in 2014 despite the volume in the first half of 2014 failing to achieve strong growth. CPE will stay the main shipment contributor of Taiwan players. Since LTE-based smart mobile device's growing demand is impacting dongle and MiFi sales, some Taiwan players have shifted their capacities to manufacturing LTE modules for mobile devices.

Content from this article was part of a complete Digitimes Research Chinese-language report that has not yet been translated into English. If you are interested in an English version of the report or wish to receive more information about the report, click here to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Digitimes Research also provides quarterly tracking services for market sectors such as Global Tablet, China Smartphone, China Smartphone AP, Taiwan ICT and Taiwan FPD. Click here for more information about Digitimes Research Tracking services.

Realtime news
  • FIH Mobile warns losses to expand in 1H17

    Mobile + telecom | 5min ago

  • Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of US$1.462 billion in January-April, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | May 22, 22:01

  • Taiwan April export order value down on month, up on year, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | May 22, 21:57

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan makers to ship nearly 21 million handsets in 2Q17

    Mobile + telecom | May 22, 21:54

  • Phison still eyeing stake in Toshiba chip unit

    Bits + chips | May 22, 21:51

  • Robust chip demand from China smartphone firms to boost revenues at IC distributors

    Bits + chips | May 22, 21:49

  • 1Q17 global cloud computing infrastructure services valued at US$11.4 billion, says Canalys

    Before Going to Press | May 22, 22:24

  • China market: Advantech offers SPMS for cloud-computing management of distributed PV systems

    Before Going to Press | May 22, 22:23

  • Foxconn Electronics to set up innovation R&D center in central China

    Before Going to Press | May 22, 22:13

  • Taiwan market: Alliance Digital Tech to boost mobile e-payment services

    Before Going to Press | May 22, 22:05

  • 3S teaming up with Marvell to develop 28nm controller chips

    Before Going to Press | May 22, 22:04

  • Taiwan market: FET offers rental online consulting services about use of handsets, consumer electronics

    Before Going to Press | May 22, 22:03

  • Axiomtek announces revenues for 2016

    Before Going to Press | May 22, 22:02

  • China outpaces Taiwan in IC design, backend industry output value

    Before Going to Press | May 22, 21:55

  • Vapor chamber becoming new cooling choice for smartphones

    Before Going to Press | May 22, 21:55

Pause
 | 
View more

Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 25, 14:34

Digitimes Research estimates that 2016 was another down year for the global notebook market, with shipments dipping below 150 million. While the market will continue shrinking in 2017, the drop will be much less dramatic, as Windows 10 adoption in the enterprise...

Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 16, 12:01

Digitimes Research expects global application processor (AP) shipments to increase more than 8% in 2017 and surpass the 1.9 billion mark, with smartphones remaining the main application. After slumping in 2015, Qualcomm returned to form in 2016 and will continue...

Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2017

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | May 19, 11:42

Taiwan's handset shipments have improved significantly thanks to feature phone orders from HMD Global.

China smartphone market and industry – 1Q 2017

CHINA SMARTPHONE | May 12, 13:53

Total shipments of China-based smartphone makers in first-quarter 2017 were 134.30 million units, representing flat growth compared to first-quarter 2016 and showing an on-quarter drop of 28.8%.

Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2017

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | May 11, 10:15

Taiwan shipped only 6.74 million LCD TV shipments in the first quarter, the lowest quarterly performance since the third quarter of 2009's 5.81 million units, with the total representing a sharp 33.2% sequential decline.

Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets
Analysis of China revised domestic semiconductor industry goals
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.