The explosion in mobile data traffic is fueling the market for Wi-Fi test equipment, which Frost & Sullivan forecasts will top $1 billion in 2020, up from $529 million last year.
The Wi-Fi customer premise equipment market is forecast by ABI Research to increase 11 percent this year, with 802.11ac equipment expected to capture 18 percent of total shipments this year.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Sept. 24, including Walmart's low-cost mobile banking offer to customers, Apple's $100 markup for iPhone 6 Plus, VoLTE fueling an IMS land rush, Adobe's acquisition of photo editing software Aviary and half of Apple mobile device users have upgraded to iOS 8 after a week of deployment.
Links between cloud networks and mobile devices are increasing, creating more complex device-under-test requirements. To handle these requirements, radio frequency test equipment is needed, says market research firm Frost & Sullivan.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 23, including the lack of investment in mobile by retailers for the holiday season, where wearables will likely flourish, the rise of contextually aware apps, how much the mobile market means to North America and pulsed RF power devices and who is using them.
Verizon Wireless and AT&T account for more than one-third of global LTE subscriptions, which reached 250 million in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest stats from Ovum.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 16, including the apps Microsoft released for its Dynamic NAV enterprise resource planning platform, the ongoing battle between DAS and small cell vendors, the expected increase in CAGR for tablet RF power amplifiers, the expected shipments on smartphones for this year and who is buying 73 percent of the high-res LCDs.
Much of the concern among IT departments about BYOD has focused on the security risks and support costs. But what about the effect of those employee-owned devices on the network?
Although 4G LTE networks promise much faster mobile broadband speeds, they could also open up enterprises to increased security risks, warns Martin Nuss, chief technology officer at Vitesse Semiconductor.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Sept. 10, including Dell's virtual smartphone for the enterprise, Apple's new watch and the fuel it adds to the smart wearables market, Intel's interest in IoT and wearables, gallium nitride devices fueling microwave RF power semiconductor market growth and the $1.2B value of WLAN gear.