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ABI Research has forecast that Wi-Fi location will outstrip all other location technologies, including GPS, cellular and MEMs, with shipments reaching more than 1 billion by 2015. The key is accurate, ubiquitous location-finding across a variety of portable devices such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops. With the proliferation of Wi-Fi and increasingly lower-cost or free location engines, it will become the most widely available location technology over the next five years.
How big is the market for alternative location revenues? Which are the emerging technologies that will meet the requirement for accurate, low-cost indoor location? Which vertical markets present the most opportunity over the forecast period?
ABI Research has answers for these questions in its "Alternative Positioning Technologies" study, which provides forecasts for each location technology (individual and hybrid), across all key portable device markets.
Source: ABI Research
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