The wireless communications industry is poised to have an eventful 2011, with several new technologies reaching the mass-market, it has been stated.
According to IMS Research, areas that will see significant growth include Near Field Communications (NFCs), as over 40 million handsets with this functionality are expected to be sold this year, aided by companies such as Samsung, Nokia and Apple.
Machine-to-machine communications will also experience a surge in demand, with nearly 40 million modules being shipped, with market drivers including "the near-ubiquitous availability of cellular networks, government regulations, falling hardware prices, and lower connectivity tariffs".
In the longer term, usage of Bluetooth low energy devices is also expected to rise, increasing from shipments of one million units in 2012 to over 100 million by 2015, the group forecast.
Infonetics Research also revised their predictions for wireless communications this week, explaining that the first half of the year will exceed expectations for the sales of wireless services.
Posted by Sagar Jathani