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Wireless mobile market stays on uphill ride

Posted: 14 Feb 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:wireless computing? mobile device? smartphone? cellular network?

Wireless platforms mostly fall under two categoriessmartphones that have full-blown operating systems and can run enterprise applications and wireless PDAs integrated with cellular, WiFi or both. The proliferation of these devices and the continued consumer adoption will see the market grow from $61.5 billion last year to $155.2 billion by 2016 with 20.3 percent CAGR, according to MarketsandMarkets.

Wireless networks such as PANs, LANs and cellular networks enable effective communication without relying on wires or cables. The borderless communication spurred by the invention of wireless network infrastructure and enhancement in application platforms are driving the technology to reach record levels in terms of market growth.

The wireless computing platforms are expected to have a favorable effect on enterprises as they can use new and innovative mobile operating systems, end user devices and wireless network infrastructure. Where PCs shifted computing power to the desktop from mainframes, wireless devices supplement laptops and desktops, giving employees powerful end user devices that are well-connected and offer vital business data owing to integration with enterprise information systems.

The wireless computing platforms and devices act as trendsetters in the wireless market and are rapidly becoming an essential ingredient among information power users. With initial functions such as synchronized calendars, contact management, wireless messaging and email that can be preinstalled on these devices, these applications will steadily expand in the coming years as enterprises find new and innovative ways for their workforce to be more productive by offering ubiquitous access to enterprise data. The number of off-the-shelf systems and tools for customized solutions will also grow steadily, added the market research firm.

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