What won't happen in 2012?

ABI Research
22 Dec 2011
00:00

LTE, Wimax, TD-LTE, and VoLTE

  • LTE will NOT be the leading air interface protocol for mobile consumer devices in 2012
  • VoLTE will NOT take off.
  • TD-LTE will NOT take hold in the Chinese and Indian markets in 2012

Smartphones, mobile devices, and tablets

  • Things are heating up between handset manufacturers in India. NOT all low-cost handset manufacturers will survive the Indian mobile market melee
  • There will NOT be “smashproof” smartphones in 2012
  • Despite low-cost Android smartphones and the resurgence of Windows, Apple will still hold the upper hand in carrier deals
  • RIM will NOT get out of the tablet business in 2012
  • Media tablets will NOT be a mass-market solution for 2012 despite a banner year in 2011

Mobile services, apps, and carriers

  • The world will NOT rely on mobile phones for internet access in 2012 (or ever)
  • HTML5 will NOT win the day in mobile apps

Location, advertising, and indoor location

  • Location-based advertising will continue to play second fiddle to rich media in 2012
  • Indoor location will NOT become commonplace in 2012
  • Wii U will NOT replicate the magic of the original Wii and Microsoft will NOT release the next Xbox (there won’t be a Sony PS4, either)
  • 2012 will NOT be the year that 3D takes over the world
  • In 2012, VoD services will continue to dominate OTT services, NOT OTT streaming or the virtual cable operator concept
  • The Indian fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) market will NOT be significant in 2012

M2M, home automation systems, smart cities, and wireless sensor networks

  • With the housing market still unsteady, the newbuild home automation market will NOT resume leadership over the retrofit market in 2012
  • Google’s new WSN protocol for home automation will NOT gain traction in 2012
  • Despite the excitement over the prospect of these smart city projects, ABI Research believes that smart city operating systems will NOT revolutionize cities in 2012
  • Smart grids standardization work will NOT be completed in 2012

Related content

Comments
No Comments Yet! Be the first to share what you think!

This website uses cookies

This provides customers with a personalized experience and increases the efficiency of visiting the site, allowing us to provide the most efficient service. By using the website and accepting the terms of the policy, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.