27 Feb '14, 6am

MWC 2014: Qualcomm optimistic about 4G smartphone market

MWC 2014: Qualcomm optimistic about 4G smartphone market

MWC 2014: Qualcomm optimistic about 4G smartphone market Josephine Lien, Barcelona; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES [Thursday 27 February 2014] The release of 4G TD-LTE licenses by the China government at the end of 2013 triggered the competition in the 4G smartphone segment, and 4G models with a price tag of CNY1,000 (US$163) are likely to hit the market soon, according to Alex Katouzian, senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm. Qualcomm is optimistic about growth potential of the 4G market and has been actively strengthening its deployment in the segment, Katouzian said on the sidelines of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. According to iSuppli, shipments of 4G smartphones in China are expected to grow from 4.6 million units in 2013 to 72.6 million units in 2014 and to 144 million in 2015, 220 million in 2016 and then 300 million in 2017. However, China Mobile, the ...

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