Embedded WLAN (Wi-Fi) CE Device Global Market Forecast 2018-2028

Embedded WLAN (Wi-Fi) CE Device Global Market Forecast 2018-2028

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The CE device market has changed significantly since the COVID19 pandemic spread across the globe, as consumers prioritize their working from home and entertainment choices. Global shipments of Wi-Fi enabled CE devices (including smartphones) reached 2.35 billion units in 2020. Globally, Wi-Fi was embedded in 80% of all CE devices in 2020 and will rise to 92.3% of all devices shipped worldwide by the end of 2026. The Wi-Fi 5 standard (802.11ac) currently dominates the CE device market with nearly 49% share of shipments followed by Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Meanwhile, the first Mobile PCs (Notebook PC and Tablets) and smartphones using the new Wi-Fi 6e standard started to ship in 2021. How crucial is it to keep improving the Wi-Fi technology to support new use cases?

This report forecasts Wi-Fi-enabled CE device shipments by Wi-Fi standard from 2018 to 2028 globally with regional breakouts and identifies the categories that will grow at above-average rates during the next five years. Types of devices covered include: AV Receiver, Blu-ray Disc Player, Desktop PC, Digital Camera, Digital Media Streamer, Digital Video Recorder, Docking Station, E-Book Reader, Flat-panel TV, Game Console, Integrated HiFi System, Mobile Handset, Mobile PCs and Tablets, Network Attached Storage, Portable Game Console, Portable Media Player, Set-top Box, Soundbar, Wireless Speaker.

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