Cellular module shipments are expected to increase to nearly 100 million units by 2015, these estimates are based on 2012 shipment data with year-over-year (YoY) revenue growths of 21 percent, according to a new report by ABI Research.
“Module supplier’s 2013 view of the market is cautiously optimistic to very optimistic. Suppliers with a larger M2M [machine-to-machine] cellular module end-use footprint in Europe are more reserved while those less exposed to Europe are expecting to grab world market share,” said Dan Shey, ABI practice director.
Here are some of the report’s projections:
- North America will do well in 2013, increasing both its revenue share and shipment share of the module market.
- Latin America, and Middle East/Africa will experience the largest revenue and shipment share increases in 2013.
- “Telematics” will be the biggest driver of growth in 2013 in North America, Latin America, and Middle East/Africa.
- Europe’s lingering recession and other factors will continue positive shipment growth of 2G modules.
- However, European markets will experience problematic price competition with Asia-Pacific M2M module vendors.
(For additional information contact: ABI Research, 516-624-2500, www.abiresearch.com.)