Feeds

3G roll-out to boost semiconductor market

Spending will continue to rise

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Best practices for enterprise data

3G telecoms will be the shot in the arm the wireless semiconductor industry needs, according to IDC. After several years of lower spending, the research company estimates that the market for base station semiconductors will be worth $1.9bn this year, reaching $2.4bn by 2008.

Sean Lavey, program manager at IDC said that there would be further cost reductions at the chip level for key 3G baseband, transceiver, and power amplifier subsystems: "This will help jumpstart expansion and upgrades to data-enabled cellular networks." Lavey notes that the main trends to watch for are stronger OEM backed standarisation activity, and a shift to an off-the-shelf approach.

The ongoing adoption of 2.5G and 3G data services in what IDC calls "first-wave regions", along with demand for basic voice services in other parts of the world, will keep spending for base station gear on a steady increase.

IDC expects that the 3G segment of will become the major driver of this growth, predicting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28% by 2008. ®

Related stories

Ireland to build register of 3G phone users
3 won't flee UK
DoCoMo hunts for UK partner

Recommendations for simplifying OS migration

More from The Register

next story
Trying to sell your house? It'd better have KILLER mobile coverage
More NB than transport links to next-gen buyers - study
iWallet: No BONKING PLEASE, we're Apple
BLE-ding iPhones, not NFC bonkers, will drive trend - marketeers
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
They can take our lives, but they'll never take our SPECTRUM
NBN Co adds apartments to FTTP rollout
Commercial trial locations to go live in September
Samsung Z Tizen OS mobe is post-phoned – this time for good?
Russian launch for Sammy's non-droid knocked back
Speak your brains on SIGNAL-FREE mobile comms
Readers chat to the pair who flog the tech
prev story

Whitepapers

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?