IoT Drives Bullish Short-Range Wireless Forecast
Rapid growth of connected IoT devices is fueling a new phase of evolution and raising growth prospects for short-range wireless communications technology, including Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC and IEEE 802.15.4 low-range wireless personal area networks (LR-WPAN). According to a new short-range wireless forecast from ABI Research, technical enhancements, new specifications, emerging protocols, collaborations, partnerships and multi-protocol ICs will spur short-range wireless IC shipments to more than 10 billion units by 2021.
MIT Lab Unveils Prototype Wireless Headset Technology
Some of today’s virtual reality (VR) headsets are cumbersome, given that they tether users to computers via HDMI cables in order to deliver high-resolution visuals. But that may change thanks to new developments at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). An MIT CSAIL research team recently unveiled prototype wireless VR headset technology that allows gamers to use any VR headset wirelessly, according to a Nov. 14 MIT News report..
ABI: 5G Service Revenues Will Reach Nearly $200 Billion Cumulatively by 2026
Wireless carriers will earn nearly $200 billion in cumulative service revenues from 5G deployments that make use of millimeter (mm) and centimeter (cm) wave frequency bands by 2026, according to a 5G service revenues forecast from ABI Research.
Li-Fi Forecast, or Broadband by Light, to Grow 48% Yearly Through 2020
Global investment in deployment of Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) broadband wireless technology is poised to soar this year and the nascent market is expected to grow at a 48% CAGR from 2016-2020, according to new market research from Technavio.