Global EDGE-enabled Handsets Market to Reach 350 Million Units by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on EDGE market. The global EDGE-enabled handsets market is projected to reach 350 million units by the year 2015. This is primarily driven by the growing acceptance for EDGE technology among the GSM operators, worldwide. Additionally, GSM operators using technologies such as UMTS/WCDMA are increasingly adopting EDGE to offer 3G like services in suburban and rural localities in their respective coverage area, where 3G networks cannot be deployed or are not economically viable.

Enhanced Data Rates For GSM Evolution (EDGE): A Global Strategic Business report

From being a device for voice and text message communication, the mobile phone has evolved into a device for advanced uses such as high speed mobile Internet, multimedia e-mailing, capturing and sharing photos and videos, watching mobile TV, web conferencing, and watching streaming videos, among others. Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE), a set of radio based high-speed mobile data standards, provides GSM mobile operators the capacity to handle such services, earlier perceived to be possible only with third generation (3G) mobile networks. EDGE was initially launched with an aim to cater to those GSM operators who failed to gain access to third generation UMTS (Universal Mobile Telephone System) spectrum. With EDGE, GSM and TDMA/136 systems can acquire 3G mobile network capabilities while continuing to operate in their existing 800/900/1800/1900 MHz frequency bands.

Asia-Pacific leads the global EDGE market with a market share of over 44% in the global EDGE-enabled handsets market, in the year 2009. The market for EDGE-enabled handsets in North America and Europe have already entered a phase of decline, owing to the growing popularity and accessibility of third generation (3G) technologies among people in these regions.

Key players dominating the global EDGE market include Alcatel-Lucent, América Movil, S.A. de C.V., AT&T Mobility LLC, Bouygues Telecom, Broadcom Corporation, Cellon Communications Technology Co. Ltd, Datang Telecom Technology Co. Ltd., Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Nokia Corporation, Qualcomm, Inc., Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, and Telecom Italia S.p.A, among others.

The report titled “Enhanced Data Rates For GSM Evolution (EDGE): A Global Strategic Business report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of industry overview, market trends, product overview, product introductions/innovations, profiles of major players, and recent industry activity. The report analyzes market data and analytics for the global EDGE-enabled handsets market in terms of unit shipments for regions including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World.

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