"Recall that today Intel is shipping LTE basebands and is expected to ship LTE multi-mode voice and data baseband solutions by year-end. On the CPU-side, its 32nm dual-core Clover Trail+ is gaining increasing momentum on improving GPU performance. Its newer HSPA+ platform reference design around Clover Trail+ is a positive step forward for the company as the nextleg up will be LTE."
"Telecom Lead India: Broadcom and Intel will pose significant challenges to Qualcomm in the mobile baseband processor chipset market over the next few years. ABI Research says the chip major Qualcomm is dominating LTE chipset sales with over two-thirds of shipments in 2012. Though established mobile baseband processor chipset vendors will remain key players as the shift towards LTE continues, some of the smaller LTE baseband vendors will grab a part of the LTE chipset market. ABI Research predicted that the size of the LTE chipset market will grow to well over 850 million shipments in 2018 for handsets alone. “We expect Broadcom and Intel to be significant challengers to Qualcomm over the next few years,” said research director Philip Solis."
"Research director Philip Solis of ABI research stated, "We expect Broadcom and Intel to be significant challengers to Qualcomm over the next few years and some of the smaller LTE base band vendors will grab a part of the LTE chipset market that will grow to well over 850 million shipments in 2018 for handsets alone.""
"LTE vendors offering integrated platforms can allow OEMs to design products more easily and quickly. At the same time, however, companies that only offer stand-alone LTE base band processors can do fine if they are offering reference designs and related services."
-ABI Research - Qualcomm Dominates the LTE Baseband Chipset Market, Broadcom and Intel Will Be Fierce Future Competitors
from Solid State Technology
"Different levels of integration and standalone components will be required for some time because of the timing of various technology shifts across the different components. Combined with the singlemode LTE opportunity for non-handset mobile devices and the wider Internet of Everything in the near term and even handsets in the long term, singlemode LTE baseband vendors have an opportunity."