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Mobile Broadband Device OEMs Struggle in 2012 but Future Outlook is Positive

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Report Summary:

The mobile broadband device Installed Base (USB Modems, PC Cards and Embedded Notebooks and Netbooks) reached 105 million units in 2012 for a Value of $8.0 Billion.External USB Modems (including Wireless Mi-Fi/uFi cellular routers) reached 94.6 million units in 2012, declining by 8% on 2011. The most successful OEMs were Novatel, Sierra Wireless and TCL Alcatel. Leaders Huawei and ZTE continued to dominate the overall market but saw shipments decline year on year. This insight examines the dynamics among mobile broadband OEMs in 2012 and the outlook for 2013.

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