Wearable technology a $71 Billion opportunity for wireless carriers, says SNS Research report
DUBAI, UAE. 7th August 2014: SNS Research's latest report indicates that wearable devices will help wireless carriers drive over $71 Billion in additional service revenue by 2020.
While wearable technology has been utilized in vertical sectors such as the military and healthcare for many years, ongoing advances have triggered a major resurgence of the concept, particularly among the consumer community. Key enabling technologies including low cost sensors, wireless connectivity, active materials and energy have converged to make wearable technology mainstream. With the continued miniaturization of enabling technologies, wearable devices have hit the mass market in a diverse variety of form factors, ranging from glasses to even jewelry.
Driven by the ability to interconnect with key modern trends of healthcare, fitness, messaging and socialization, the wearable technology ecosystem is attracting significant levels of interest. Companies as varied as smartphone OEMs, wireless carriers, health insurers and retailers are circling the ecosystem alongside tiny startups, all vying for a stake.
Wearable devices such as smart glasses are heavily oriented to feed off data from online sources to support applications like multimedia (video/audio), navigation/mapping, web browsing and email. These data intensive applications can significantly increase wireless carrier service revenue. SNS Research estimates that wearable devices will help wireless carriers drive over $71 Billion in additional service revenue by the end of 2020, following a CAGR of 95% between 2014 and 2020.
The “Wearable Technology Ecosystem: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts” report presents an in-depth assessment of the wearable technology ecosystem including key market drivers, challenges, investment potential, consumer & vertical market opportunities, use cases, future roadmap, value chain, case studies, vendor market share and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for wearable device shipments and revenue from 2014 through to 2020. The forecasts are further segmented for 7 device form factor submarkets, 6 vertical markets, 6 regions and 73 countries.
The report will be of value to current and future potential investors into the wearable technology sector, as well as wireless carriers, vertical enterprises, device OEMs and enabling technology providers who wish to broaden their knowledge of the ecosystem.
For further information concerning the SNS Research report "Wearable Technology Ecosystem: 2014 – 2020 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals and Forecasts" please visit: http://www.snstelecom.com/wearabletechnology
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