to IDC analytical agency has published a forecast for the final deliveries of smartphones in the world during 2016, making a number of interesting findings. for example, over the past months, the growth of smartphone shipments with support LTE networks reached 21.3%, reaching 1.17 billion units of comparison, 967 million 4G-devices were shipped in 2015 Total in 2016 of 1.45 billion handsets shipped will be -.. only 0.6% more than in 2015. Thus, the true predictions of analysts, who had predicted the saturation of the market and stagnation in the segment.
at the end of 2015, experts noted the growth of the market at 10.4% and the major points of growth were the emerging markets: Asia (excluding Japan), Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Then only 61% of smartphones shipped support LTE technology, whereas this figure reached the mark of 77% in 2016. In developed areas – the United States, Canada, Japan, Western Europe – share 4G-smart phones reached 85% in 2015 and 94% in 2016
Android takes 85% of the market, therefore, core LTE-increasing availability of smartphones accounted for by this ecosystem. on iOS, allocated 14.3%, with three consecutive quarters, “apple” system shows decline, which will continue in the final quarter of 2016. Windows Phone is just 0.4% of the market , with shipments decline of 79.1% in 2016.
“4G long time remained in the shadows in the emerging markets due to expensive traffic compared to 3G. Furthermore, 4G-smart phones themselves have long been relatively expensive. But now we are seeing a rapid change in the key markets, including India, where the new operator Reliance Jio conducts an aggressive policy with the spread of free 4G SIM-cards and offers a cheap smartphone with support for LTE “- said Melissa Chau, Deputy Director, IDC research