Berg Insight, the analyst firm, reported that according to new research WLAN will become the next prevalent connectivity technology in mass-market mobile handsets. The forecasted number of handsets with integrated WLAN is to grow from 27 million in 2007 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) [Read more…]
Berg Insight Says Mobile Broadband Connectivity in Europe to be on 49 Million Notebooks by 2013
The analyst firm Berg Insight said that according to new research, the number of notebook PCs with HSPA/LTE mobile broadband connectivity in Europe will grow from 8.4 million in 2007 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.1 percent to 49 million in 2013. [Read more…]
Berg Insight Indicates NFC Key Enabler of Future Mobile Services
New Berg Insight research identifies technologies, such as NFC, are enabling a completely new segment of mobile applications, which are proximity services or local services, but the industry first needs to settle several critical technical and pedagogic issues. [Read more…]
Berg Insight Expects Mobile Networks To Connect 186 Million Machines in 2012
A new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight indicates that the number of cellular network connections used for machine-to-machine communication will grow from 37.5 million connections in 2007 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 37.9 percent to 186 million connections in 2012. Currently, GSM and legacy technologies dominate the market and [Read more…]
More than 5 Million PCs Connected to Turbo 3G Networks This Year
According to new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the European mobile broadband market will reach 5 million connections at the end of this year. Austria and Sweden are leading the way with hundreds of thousands of consumers signed up to affordable high-speed Turbo 3G network services delivering data rates up to 7 Mbps. [Read more…]
Berg Insight: 52 Million Machines Connected to Mobile Networks by 2011
According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of machines connected to mobile networks in Europe will grow by 43.7 percent annually to reach 52.0 million by 2011. [Read more…]
Berg Insight Says 66 Million Machines Connected to Cellular Networks by 2011
According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of machines connected to cellular networks in North America will reach 66 million by 2011. At the end of 2006 there were about 9 million active cellular and satellite wireless M2M connections in the US and Canada . Private vehicles constitute the largest vertical market segment in terms of units, followed by commercial vehicles, security alarms and POS-terminals. [Read more…]
Berg Insight Says 60 Percent of WCDMA Handsets Will Be GPS Galileo enabled by 2010
A new research report from the wireless analyst firm Berg Insight forecasts that 60 percent of WCDMA handset shipped worldwide will have integrated GPS/Galileo receivers by 2010. Satellite positioning technology enables delivery of location based services such as personal navigation on mobile phones. Another significant benefit is the ability to position mobile emergency calls with high accuracy. [Read more…]
Berg Insight Says Mobile Location-Based Services Revenues to Reach 622 Million in Europe
Revenues from mobile location-based services (LBS) in the European market will grow by 34 percent annually to reach about $622 million in 2010, according to a new report from the research firm Berg Insight. Johan Fagerberg, senior analyst at Berg Insight, said that the market is picking up speed through successful launches of mobile personal navigation services and location based billing plans in several European countries.
“Nokia’s recent acquisition of Gate5 is an evident example of the importance mobile industry players attach to navigation”, said Johan. “We expect GPS-enabled handsets with preinstalled navigation software to become available from the leading brands on the European market very soon.” Berg Insight forecasts that navigation will account for 48 percent of mobile LBS revenues in 2010. [Read more…]
Intelligent Metering Investments in Europe to Total 3.5 Billion Until 2010
Investments in intelligent metering solutions in the European energy sector will total 3.5 billion until 2010, according to new a research report from the analysis firm Berg Insight.
“Demand for intelligent metering solutions is closely linked to energy cost”, says Tobias Ryberg, senior analyst at Berg Insight. “Already most industrial and large commercial sites are covered with intelligent metering. In a second phase we now see deployments of smart meters for residential customers in countries with high electricity prices or high electricity consumption.”
Sweden, where households use three times more electric power than the EU-average, will introduce a law that will lead to intelligent metering for all customers by 2009. [Read more…]
Berg Insight Launches New Media Site
Berg Insight has launched a new media site at www.lbsinsight.com. This new site covers the worldwide location-based services market. The editorial team is drawn from the leading Nordic wireless analyst firm Berg Insight.
The LBS Insight web site, with its continuous news feed and links to leaders in the LBS marketplace, will keep the visitors up to date and plugged in. [Read more…]
Berg Insight Says Personal Navigation and Tracking Are Most Profitable Location-Based Services
Berg Insight has recently completed a survey among 200 European location-based services (LBS) professionals in order to take the temperature of this important mobile value added service category. Berg Insight made the survey among LBS professionals at mobile operators, vendors and consultancies in Europe. There were two sets of questions asked to the 200 respondents, one to operators and another set to vendors and consultancies.
Berg Insight asked the operators which LBS applications they already have deployed and got not surprisingly the reply that the most common services today are information services such as yellow pages near you and local weather information. On second and third place came navigation services and tracking. [Read more…]
Berg Insight: Shipments of Handset Based Personal Navigation to Reach 12 Million by 2009
A new research report from the analysis firm Berg Insight forecasts that shipments of handset based personal navigation solutions in Europe and the US will reach 12 million units by 2009. The year 2005 marked the first successful marriage of cellular and navigation technologies, resulting in shipments of around 1 million on-board and off-board systems, mainly in the fourth quarter. Supported by the phenomenal growth recorded in the PND segment, handset based personal navigation solutions are expected to grow by 86 percent year-on-year. [Read more…]
Berg Insight Says Wireless M2M Connections in Europe to Reach 25 Million by 2009
A new research report from the analysis firm Berg Insight forecasts that at least 25 million machines will be connected to mobile networks in Europe by 2009. Currently Berg Insight estimates the number of wireless M2M connections on the continent to 5 million.
â€œWe know that growth in the number of mobile phones is coming to an end in the developed world. There is however now clear evidence that other devices will assume the leading role in market developments. As people migrate to the new 3G networks in growing numbers, the old reliable GSM-networks will increasingly become the domains of our machinesâ€, comments Tobias Ryberg, senior analyst at Berg Insight.
Utility meters and vehicles are identified as the segments with the far greatest potential. â€œRight now we have several projects where up to 500,000 electricity meters will be connected to mobile networks for automated meter reading and that is just the beginningâ€, says Tobias. â€œIt is the same in the vehicle sector. Half a million trucks are now monitored with GSM/GPS as part of Germanyâ€™s Toll Collect system and over one hundred thousand motorists in Italy have signed up for pay-as-you-drive insurance schemes.â€ [Read more…]