ABI Research forecasts worldwide fixed wireless broadband subscribers will grow at a 30% CAGR to top 151 million in 2022.
February 27, 2017
Exponential growth of 4G LTE coverage and capacity is driving wireless service growth for fixed broadband access, while fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), xDSL, and cable technologies reach nearly 50% of global households.
In April 2016, Kyocera International Inc. began a $10 million expansion project for its Vancouver, Wash., manufacturing facility, increasing the existing 40,000-sq-ft space by 45% to 58,000 sq ft. Originally built in 1992 as a R&D center for advanced ceramic materials, the location now produces high-value-added engineered ceramic components for structural, functional and mechanical applications on a custom order basis.
Maintaining signal directionality in cellular base stations is vital and requires the use of isolators and circulators, which consist of a non-conducting ceramic ferrite that is biased by a permanent magnet.
According to a recent market research report on semiconductor fabrication materials, Japan represents the largest regional market worldwide, while Taiwan ranks as the fastest-growing market with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1% over the analysis period from 2006-2012.