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Plunkett's Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac 2013: Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Plunkett's Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac 2013: Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

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PLUNKETT'S WIRELESS, WI-FI, RFID & CELLULAR INDUSTRY ALMANAC 2013

Key Features:

• Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence

• Market forecasts and Industry Statistics

• Industry Associations and Professional Societies List

• In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies

• Industry Glossary

• Buyer may register for access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

Pages: 483Statistical Tables Provided: 11Companies Profiled: 325Geographic Focus: Global

A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms. You will gain vital insights that can help you shape your own strategy for business development, product development and investments.

-How is the industry evolving?

-How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?

-How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?

-What is the size of the market now and in the future?

-What are the financial results of the leading companies?

-What are the names and titles of top executives?

-What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

Contents, Statistics, Forecasts and Analysis Include:

Major Trends Affecting the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry1) Introduction to the Wireless Industry 2) 3G Cellular Systems, Including EV-DO, Are Enhanced/HSPA+ Offers High Speed Competition to 4G 3) LTE Offers 4G High-Speed Wireless Networks 4) Wi-Fi Is Pervasive and Indispensible 5) MIMO (802.11n) Enhances WiMAX, the High-Speed Wireless Wave6) Bluetooth Provides Wireless Connectivity to Millions of Cellphones and Other Devices 7) Handset Makers Adopt Android, Push Advanced 3G and 4G Smartphones 8) RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution9) Supply Chain Management (SCM) Software Combines with Wireless 10) Self-Check-In Kiosks, RFID and Other New Technologies Save Labor Costs for Airlines and Hotels 11) Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, ITS and More 12) Cellular Phone Subscriptions Worldwide Top 5.9 Billion 13) Cellphones Revolutionize Life in Emerging Nations/mChek and M-PESA Enable Remote Banking 14) Chinese, Indian and African Cellphone Markets Skyrocket 15) Wireless Devices Become a Fast-Growing Market for Electronic Games/Angry Birds Major Success 16) Kindle, Tablets like iPad and Smartphones like iPhone Deliver Entertainment/eBook Sales Soar17) Video Via Cellphone and Mobile TV Gain Subscribers 18) GPS and Location Based Services (LBS) Enhance Cellphone Subscriptions19) Location Based Advertising and Mobile Advertising on Cellphones Grow Quickly20) Apple Rules in Apps/Android Plays Catch-up 21) Smartphones Aid Wireless Payments/Square Soars as a Mobile Merchant Transaction System 22) In-Flight Wireless Takes Off 23) M2M: Wireless Sensor Networks to Boom/Nanotechnology Applications are Promising 24) Nanotechnology & MEMS Applications in Optics and Displays Lead to a Breakthrough in Wireless Device Screens 25) Carriers Eliminate Unlimited Access Plans for Smartphones and Landlines; Up Profit Potential 26) Voice Recognition Changes the Wireless World

Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Statistics

1) Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Overview 2) Internet Access Technologies Compared3) Wireless Quick Facts, U.S. 1996-2011 4) Wireless Standards & Speeds 5) Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2004-2011 6) Top Mobile Operators by Number of Subscribers, Worldwide 7) Cellular & Other Wireless Telecommunications, Selected Expenses, U.S. Firms: 2007-2010 8) Cellular & Other Wireless Telecommunications, Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2007-2010 9) Satellite Telecommunications, Selected Expenses, U.S. Firms: 2007-2010 10) Satellite Telecommunications, Estimated Sources of Revenue: 2007-2010 11) Wireless Telecommunications Industry (Except Satellite) Employment, U.S.: 2002-2011

Table of Contents

PLUNKETT'SWIRELESS, WI-FI, RFID & CELLULARINDUSTRY ALMANAC 2013CONTENTSA Short Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Glossary xIntroduction 1How To Use This Book 3Chapter 1: Major Trends in the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry 71) Introduction to the Wireless Industry 82) 3G Cellular Systems, Including EV-DO, Are Enhanced/HSPA+ Offers High SpeedCompetition to 4G 103) LTE Offers 4G High-Speed Wireless Networks 114) Wi-Fi Is Pervasive and Indispensible 115) MIMO (802.11n) Enhances WiMAX, the High-Speed Wireless Wave 136) Bluetooth Provides Wireless Connectivity to Millions of Cellphones and Other Devices 137) Handset Makers Adopt Android, Push Advanced 3G and 4G Smartphones 148) RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution 159) Supply Chain Management (SCM) Software Combines with Wireless 1710) Self-Check-In Kiosks, RFID and Other New Technologies Save Labor Costs for Airlinesand Hotels 1811) Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, ITS and More 1912) Cellular Phone Subscriptions Worldwide Top 5.9 Billion 2113) Cellphones Revolutionize Life in Emerging Nations/mChek and M-PESA Enable RemoteBanking 2114) Chinese, Indian and African Cellphone Markets Skyrocket 2215) Wireless Devices Become a Fast-Growing Market for Electronic Games/Angry BirdsMajor Success 2316) Kindle, Tablets like iPad and Smartphones like iPhone Deliver Entertainment/eBookSales Soar 2417) Video Via Cellphone and Mobile TV Gain Subscribers 2518) GPS and Location Based Services (LBS) Enhance Cellphone Subscriptions 2619) Location Based Advertising and Mobile Advertising on Cellphones Grow Quickly 2720) Apple Rules in Apps/Android Plays Catch-up 2921) Smartphones Aid Wireless Payments/Square Soars as a Mobile Merchant TransactionSystem 3022) In-Flight Wireless Takes Off 3123) M2M: Wireless Sensor Networks to Boom/Nanotechnology Applications are Promising 3224) Nanotechnology & MEMS Applications in Optics and Displays Lead to a Breakthrough inWireless Device Screens 3325) Carriers Eliminate Unlimited Access Plans for Smartphones and Landlines; Up ProfitPotential 3526) Voice Recognition Changes the Wireless World 36Chapter 2: Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Statistics 37Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Overview 38Internet Access Technologies Compared 39Wireless Quick Facts, U.S. 1996-2011 40Wireless Standards & Speeds 41Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2004-2011 42Top Mobile Operators by Number of Subscribers, Worldwide 43Cellular & Other Wireless Telecommunications, Selected Expenses, U.S. Firms: 2007-2010 44Cellular & Other Wireless Telecommunications, Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2007-2010 45Satellite Telecommunications, Selected Expenses, U.S. Firms: 2007-2010 46Satellite Telecommunications, Estimated Sources of Revenue: 2007-2010 47Wireless Telecommunications Industry (Except Satellite) Employment, U.S.: 2002-2011 48Chapter 3: Important Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Contacts 49Addresses, Telephone Numbers and Internet SitesChapter 4: THE WIRELESS 325:Who They Are and How They Were Chosen 78Industry List, With Codes 79Index of Companies Within Industry Groups 81Alphabetical Index 89Index of U.S. Headquarters Location by State 92Index of Non-U.S. Headquarters Location by Country 94Index by Regions of the U.S. Where the Firms Have Locations 96Index by Firms with Operations Outside the U.S. 102Individual Profiles on each of THE WIRELESS 325 105Additional IndexesIndex of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minorities 432Index of Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Selected Affiliations 433

Companies Mentioned

AAPT LimitedAastra IntecomAccess Co LtdAccton Technology CorpAdvanced Info Service plcAgero IncAirspan Networks IncAlaska Communications Systems Group IncAlcatel-LucentAlien Technology CorporationAlps Electric Co LtdAlvarion LtdAmdocs LtdAmerica Movil SAB de CVAmerican Tower CorpAnaren IncAnritsu CoAquis Communications Group IncARC Wireless Solutions IncAriston Global LLCAruba Networks IncAshtechAsia Satellite Telecommunications Holding LtdAsurion CorpAT&T IncAviat Networks IncAxiata Group BerhadBaran Telecom IncBCE Inc (Bell Canada Enterprises)Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment (K-Touch)Belgacom SABelkin International IncBell Aliant Regional Communications IncBest Buy Co IncBezeq-The Israel Telecommunications Corp LtdBharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)Bharti Airtel LtdBlack Box CorporationBoingo Wireless IncBrightpoint IncBrightstar CorporationBritish Sky Broadcasting Group plc (BSkyB)Broadcom CorpBT Group plcBYD Company LimitedCable & Wireless Communications plcCable & Wireless Worldwide plcCalAmp CorpCellco Partnership (Verizon Wireless)Cellcom Israel LtdCerticom CorpCeske Radiokomunikace ASCheckpoint Systems IncChina GrenTech Corporation LtdChina Mobile Communications CorporationChina Mobile LimitedChina Potevio Company LimitedChina TechFaith Wireless Communication Technology LtdChina Telecom Corporation LtdChina Unicom (Hong Kong) LtdChunghwa Telecom Co LtdCiena CorpCincinnati Bell IncCisco Systems IncClearwire CorpCobra Electronics CorpCompania Anonima Nacional Telefonos de VenezuelaComtech Telecommunications CorpComverse Technology IncConcrete Software IncConvergys CorporationCOSMOTE Mobile Telecommunications SACritical Path IncCrown Castle International CorpCyberTAN Technology IncDatang Telecom Technology Co LtdDeutsche Telekom AGDigital Angel CorpDigital Bridges LimitedDigitalGlobe IncDIRECTVD-Link CorporationDSP Group IncEarthLink IncEchoStar CorpECI Telecom LtdEF Johnson Technologies IncEgyptian Company for Mobile Services (Mobinil)Electronic Arts IncElectronic Systems Technology IncElisa CorporationEmber CorporationEmbratel Participacoes SAEmirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat)EMS Technologies IncEndwave CorporationEnterasys Networks IncEntrust IncFiltronic plcFlextronics International LtdForward Industries IncFoursquareFoxconn International Holdings LtdFoxconn Technology Co LtdFrance Telecom SAFreenet AGFujitsu LimitedFujitsu Network Communications IncFuntalk China Holdings LtdGameloft SAGarmin LtdGeneral Communication Inc (GCI)Globalstar IncGlobecomm Systems IncGlobeRanger CorporationGlu Mobile IncGolden Telecom IncGood Technology IncGoogle IncGrupo Iusacell SA de CVHands-On Mobile IncHarmonic IncHarris CorporationHellenic Telecommunications Organization SAHewlett-Packard Co (HP)Hikari Tsushin IncHon Hai Precision Industry Company LtdHP NetworkingHTC CorpHuawei Technologies Co LtdHutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings LtdIdea Cellular LtdIERInfoSonics CorporationInmarsat plcIntegral Systems IncIntel CorpIntelsat LtdInterDigital IncIntermec IncInternational Business Machines Corp (IBM)Inventec CorporationIridium Communications, Inc.Itron IncJumptapKDDI CorpKT CorporationKyocera CorpL-3 Communications Holdings IncLCC International IncLeap Wireless International IncLG Electronics IncLG Electronics USA IncLG Uplus CorpLocation LabsLodgeNet Interactive CorpLogitech International SALoopt IncLoral Space & Communications LtdM1 LtdMagyar Telekom Telecommunications plcManitoba Telecom Services IncMarvell Technology Group LtdMcAfee IncMerrimac Industries IncMetroPCS Communications IncMicronetics IncMicronetics IncMicrosoft CorpMillenial MediaMillicom International Cellular SAMiTAC International CorpMobilcom-Debitel GmbHMobile Telesystems OJSCMobistarMobiTV IncMotorola Mobility IncMotricity IncMTN Group LimitedNational Mobile Telecom Co KSCNCR CorporationNETGEAR IncNII Holdings IncNippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (NTT)Nokia CorporationNokia Siemens NetworksNotify Technology CorpnTelos Holdings CorpNTT DoCoMo IncO3b Networks IncOnStar CorporationOpenwave Systems IncOpera Software ASAOrange SAOrascom Telecom Holding SAEPanasonic CorporationPanasonic Mobile Communications Co LtdPartner Communications Co LtdPCCW LimitedPerusahaan Perseroan PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (Telkom)Phazar CorpPhilippine Long Distance Telephone CompanyPhones International GroupPlantronics IncPolska Telefonia CyfrowaPortugal Telecom SGPS SAPowerwave Technologies IncProxim Wireless CorpPT Indosat TbkPTK CentertelPurple Communications IncQiao Xing Mobile Communication Co LtdQualcomm Atheros IncQualcomm IncQuanta Computer IncRadioShack CorporationRaytheon Applied Signal Technology IncRDA Microelectronics IncReliance Communications LtdRemote Dynamics IncResearch In Motion Ltd (RIM)Rogers Communications IncRogers Communications PartnershipRohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KGRoyal KPN NVRoyal Philips Electronics NVSagem TelecommunicationsSamart I-Mobile pclSamsung Electronics Co LtdSanmina-SCI CorporationSANYO Electric Company LtdSBA Communications CorpScanSource IncSES SASFRShaw Communications IncShenandoah Telecommunications CoShin Corp pclSiemens AGSierra Wireless IncSimplexity LLCSingapore Technologies Telemedia Pte LtdSingapore Telecommunications LimitedSingTel Optus Pty LimitedSirius XM Radio IncSK Telecom Co LtdSKY Network Television LimitedSkyTerra Communications IncSmarTone Telecommunications Holdings LtdSocket Mobile IncSoftbank CorpSOMA Networks IncSony MobileSpreadtrum Communications IncSprint Nextel CorpSquare IncStratos Global CorpSwisscom AGSymantec CorpSymmetricom IncSynaptics IncSyniverse TechnologiesTata Teleservices LimitedTCI International IncTCL CorporationTDC A/STDS Telecommunications CorpTelcordia TechnologiesTele Norte Leste Participacoes SATeleca ABTelecom Argentina SATelecom Corp of New Zealand LtdTelecom Italia SpATelecomunicaciones de Puerto Rico IncTelefon AB LM Ericsson (Ericsson)Telefonica Brasil SATelefonica Czech Republic ASTelefonica Europe plcTelefonica SATelefonos de Mexico SAB de CV (Telmex)Telekom Austria AGTelekomunikacja Polska SATelemig Celular Participacoes SATelenor ASATelephone and Data Systems Inc (TDS)TeliaSonera ABTelkom SA LtdTellabs IncTelstra Corp LtdTelular CorpTELUS CorporationTerreStar CorpTESSCO Technologies IncTexas Instruments Inc (TI)ThingMagic LLCTHQ IncTIM Participacoes SAT-Mobile InternationalT-Mobile USA IncTomTom NVToshiba CorporationTotal Access Communication PCLTrimble Navigation LtdTulip Telecom LtdTurkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri ASTwitter IncUniden CorporationUnisys CorpUnited States Cellular CorpUSA Mobility IncUSA Technologies IncUTStarcom IncVASCO Data Security International IncVentraqVeriSign IncVerizon Communications IncViaSat IncVimpelCom LtdVirgin Group LtdVirgin Media IncVirgin Mobile USA IncVivo Participacoes SAViVOtech IncVodafone Group plcVOXX International CorporationVringo IncVTech Holdings LimitedWIND Hellas Telecommunications SAWireless Xcessories Group IncWorldGate Communications IncXIUSZebra Technologies CorpZoom Technologies IncZoom Telephonics IncZTE Corporation

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