A new report by the Dell'Oro Group shows that cell phone accessories could continue to stay popular, as the industry continues to see a 15 percent year-over-year rise. About 44 percent of the rise from the third quarter comes from the 4G LTE network, with Stefan Pongratz, analyst at the group, saying there could be big opportunities for areas to evolve.
"The wireless industry is responding to changes in user behavior and accelerating data demand by shifting priorities towards Evolved Packet Core (EPC), Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) and LTE radio equipment," added Chris DePuy, Analyst at Dell'Oro Group. "This urgency in spending is creating both opportunities and threats to existing and new equipment vendors."
Pongratz said almost half of the growth in the mobile infrastructure resulted in the LTE spending to cope with what may be an influx of LTE capable headsets in the next year.
The overall mobile device market has gotten much bigger, with the Deutsche Bank telling Gigaom that the forecast for the end of 2011 grew to 1.68 billion phones worldwide from 1.57 earlier in the year. This change is due to trying to estimate how many phones there are in China. The increase in phones could also see an increase in mobile phone accessories as well.