The world is now a big digital multimedia market and different kinds of content are easily available in different media forms today. This has led to the need for continuous innovation in data transfer and connectivity.
Though the traditional wi-fi serves this purpose, its functionality, especially its speed, is limited by its capabilities. These limitations are now being addressed by WiGig technology, which uses 60 GHz frequency for high-speed data transfer. WiGig allows wireless communication at multi-gigabit speeds and enables high-performance wireless data.
According to OECD, the external financial flows to African economies are increasing and so is its population. In terms of employment, the growth has been good but the rate of job creation remains a bit slow.
WiGig technology is based on IEEE 802.11ad, the standard wireless communication which makes use of 60 GHz frequency. This technology supports data transfer up to speeds of 7 Gbits/sec. The WiGig technology can be used to transfer data from smartphones, notebooks, personal computers or any other device (WiGig compatible) to other devices. It can also be used to transfer videos from these very devices.
To overcome signal decay, WiGig uses a process called ‘adaptive beamforming’. The antennas do this by adjusting both the amplitudes and the phase shifts of their broadcasted waves. The reception of the signal is then optimized by minimizing different kinds of problems like the error between the antennas’ output and the expected signal. The internet penetration in the Middle East has increased from 48.1% since last year December during which the number (number of internet users) stood at 113.6 million. While the internet penetration in Africa was about 26.5% last year, with the number of internet users being 297.8 million.
Samsung recently developed a “high-performance modem technologies” along with a “wide-coverage beam-forming antenna”, which could resolve the line-of-sight (range) issues to an extent. This means that one of the largest consumer device makers will be embracing WiGig. The company also remarked that this tech will be “integral” to Samsung’s smart home and the internet of things efforts.
Some of the major vendors of this technology mentioned in the report are Qualcomm, Cisco, Intel, Dell, Panasonic and Agilent Technologies.
The demand for high-speed data access and connectivity is driving the need for technologies that have the capabilities to meet this particular internet demand. The other factors driving the growth of WiGig Market are its compatibility with different devices and also its cost-effectiveness.
Few limitations of the WiGig technology are the range which it supports, i.e. natural interference problems, so the data transfer would require the devices to be close by and in line-of-sight of each other, and the other limitation of the WiGig market is its low availability of vendors for the same.
WHAT THE REPORT OFFERS
1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Market Definition
1.4 Key Findings of the Study
2. Research Approach and Methodology
3. Executive Summary
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Increasing Penetration of Portable and Handheld Devices
4.2.2 Evolution of Next Generation Computing Devices and Need for Higher Data
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Shorter Operating Range of Current WiGig Products
4.3.2 Increasing Investment Due to Increasing Complexity of WiGig Chipsets
4.4 Market Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry
4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis
5. Technology Snapshot
5.1 System on Chip (SoC)
5.2 Integrated Circuit Chip (IC Chip)
6. Middle East and Africa WiGig Market – Segmentation
6.1 By Devices
6.1.1 Network Infrastructure Devices
18.104.22.168 Backhaul Stations
6.1.2 Communication/Display Devices
22.214.171.124 Smartphones & Tablets
126.96.36.199 Laptops/Personal Computers/Notebooks
188.8.131.52 Digital Cameras
6.2 By Applications
6.2.1 Point-to-Point IP Applications
6.2.2 HDMI Data Streaming
6.2.3 Cordless Computing
6.2.4 Internet Support
6.3 By Usage Models
6.3.1 Instant Wireless Sync
6.3.2 Wireless Display
6.3.3 Wireless Docking
6.4 By End-User
6.4.5 Entertainment and Media
6.4.6 Energy & Power
6.5 By Country
6.5.2 Saudi Arabia
7. Competitive Intelligence – Company Profiles (List Populated Globally)
7.1 Cisco Systems Inc.
7.2 NEC Corporation
7.3 Panasonic Corporation
7.4 Qualcomm Atheros
7.5 Intel Corporation
7.6 Broadcom Corporation
7.7 Agilent Technologies
7.8 Silicon Image Inc.
7.10 Blu Wireless Technology
8. Investment Outlook
9. Future of Middle East and Africa WiGig Market