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A wireless chipset is a piece of internal hardware in wireless communication systems or computers designed to communicate with other wireless-enabled device. Such WIFI chipsets have applications in computers, adapters, computers, WLAN cards, mobile phones, and laptops, in order to transfer data at a high speed. Thus, increasing demand for these devices is expected to boost demand for WIFI chipset.  These WIFI chipsets access WIFI hotspots to enable the end users to access network services without the requirement of any wires and cables.

Moreover, application of WIFI chipsets in consumer electronic devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs and increasing penetration of internet and WIFI routers in GCC countries are some of the important factors that are expected to drive growth of the GCC WIFI chipset market over the forecast period. For instance, in February 2019, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), a Saudi Arabia-based telecommunications company and Ericsson, a Sweden-based multinational networking and telecommunications company, entered into an agreement to launch a mid-band 5G network in Saudi Arabia. The use of WIFI chipset is increasing across the GCC countries, as it can connect to two or more devices through wireless communication in a limited area. Moreover, rising demand for Wireless Gigabit (WiGig), a technology based on the IEEE 802.11ad specification, in multimedia streaming, virtual reality, and enterprise applications such as billing systems, customer relationship management systems, and others require wireless docking and high speed network, which are expected to fuel demand for WIFI chipsets in GCC countries over the forecast period.

Smart city development, smartphone proliferation, and technological advancements in WIFI chipsets are the factors that are expected to drive growth for the GCC WIFI chipset market

One of the major factors responsible for the growth of the GCC WIFI chipset market is rising number of smart cities in GCC countries. Moreover, GCC countries are focusing on building smart cities on a large scale. For instance, in December 2018, Honeywell International Inc., a U.S.-based company and Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), Saudi Arabia-based electronics manufacturer, announced to sign a contract to build data-driven smart cities in Saudi Arabia. Increasing adoption of WIFI devices in homes, offices, and public places and technological advancements in WIFI technology are expected to drive demand for WIFI technology. Moreover, increasing people under the middle-income group in GCC countries are driving need for smart cities. Moreover, demand for Wi-Fi technology is increasing, owing to high penetration of smartphones and mobile devices across GCC countries. According to Coherent Market Insights, in 2019, the number of smartphone users in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is estimated to reach 4.3 million. These factors are expected to increase adoption of WIFI technology in public places, homes, offices, and others, which in turn is expected to drive growth of the market over the forecast period.

However, internet security issues, stringent government rules and regulations, licensing & trademark, and intellectual property rights are the factors that are expected to hamper the GCC WIFI chipset market growth over the forecast period.

GCC WIFI Chipset Market: Country Insights

Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are the growth engines in GCC WIFI Chipset Market. The rising penetration of smartphones and tablets with integrated Wi-Fi technology in GCC countries is one of the key factors expected to drive growth of the GCC WIFI chipset market over the forecast period. For instance, in November 2019, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, a China-based multinational technology company, announced to launch its new Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphone in UAE. Moreover, availability of public Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity in GCC countries is expected to increase demand for Wi-Fi chipsets. Furthermore, increasing use of Wi-Fi technology in retail, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors in GCC countries are expected to drive the market growth. 

Key Players in the GCC WIFI Chipset Market

Key players operating in the GCC WIFI Chipset Market include Broadcom, MediaTek Inc., Marvell, Intel Corporation, Realtek Semiconductor Corp., and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. among others.

GCC WIFI Chipset Market: Taxonomy

On the basis of networking standard, GCC WIFI chipset market is segmented into:

  • 11n
  • 11ac
  • 11ad
  • Others (802.11b, 802.11g, and Others)

On the basis of band, GCC WIFI chipset market is segmented into:

  • Single Band
  • Dual Band
  • Tri Band

On the basis of MIMO configuration, GCC WIFI chipset market is segmented into:


On the basis of application, GCC WIFI chipset market is segmented into:

  • Smart Home Devices
  • Computer (Notebook and Desktop PC)
  • Smartphones
  • Others (Automotive, IoT, and Others)

Research Methodology

Coherent Market Insights followsa comprehensive research methodology focused on providing the most precise market analysis. The company leverages a data triangulation model which helps company to gauge the market dynamics and provide accurate estimates. Key components of the research methodologies followed for all our market reports include:

  • Primary Research (Trade Surveys and Experts Interviews)
  • Desk Research
  • Proprietor Data Analytics Model

In addition to this, Coherent Market Insights has access to a wide range of the regional and global reputed paid data bases, which helps the company to figure out the regional and global market trends and dynamics. The company analyses the industry from the 360 Degree Perspective i.e. from the Supply Side and Demand Side which enables us to provide granular details of the entire ecosystem for each study. Finally, a Top-Down approach and Bottom-Up approach is followed to arrive at ultimate research findings.

Data Triangulation Methodology | Coherent Market Insights

Coherent Market Insights desk research is based on a principle set of research techniques:

  • National level desk research: It Includes research analysis of regional players, regional regulatory bodies, regional trade associations, and regional organization.
  • Multinational level desk research: The research team keeps a track of multinational players, global regulatory bodies, global trade associations, and global organization.

Coherent Market Insights has a large amount of in-house repository of industry database. This is leveraged as a burner for initiating a new research study. Key secondary sources include:

  • Governmental bodies, National and international social welfare institutions, and organizations creating economic policies among others.
  • Trade association, National and international media and trade press.
  • Company Annual reports, SEC filings, Corporate Presentations, press release, news, and specification sheet of manufacturers, system integrators, brick and mortar - distributors and retailers, and third party online commerce players.
  • Scientific journals, and other technical magazines and whitepapers.

Market Analysis | Coherent Market Insights

Preliminary Data Mining

The raw data is obtained through the secondary findings, in house repositories, and trade surveys. It is then filtered to ensure that the relevant information including industry dynamics, trends, and outlook is retained for further research process.

Data Standardization

Holistic approach is used to ensure that the granular and uncommon parameters are taken into consideration to ensure accurate results. The information from the paid databases are further combined to the raw data in order to standardize it.

Coherent Statistical model

We arrive at our final research findings through simulation models. Coherent Data Analytics Model is a statistical tool that helps company to forecast market estimates. Few of the parameters considered as a part of the statistical model include:

  • Micro-economic indicators
  • Macro-economic indicators
  • Environmental indicators
  • Socio-political indicators
  • Technology indicators

Data Processing

Once the findings are derived from the statistical model, large volume of data is process to confirm accurate research results. Data analytics and processing tools are adopted to process large chunk of collected informative data. In case, a client customizes the study during the process, the research finding till then are benchmarked, and the process for new research requirement is initiated again.

Data Validation

This is the most crucial stage of the research process. Primary Interviews are conducted to validate the data and analysis. This helps in achieving the following purposes:

  • It provides first-hand information on the market dynamics, outlook, and growth parameters.
  • Industry experts validates the estimates which helps the company to cement the on-going research study.
  • Primary research includes online surveys, face-to face interviews, and telephonic interviews.

The primary research is conducted with the ecosystem players including, but not limited to:

  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Manufacturers
  • System Integrators
  • Distributors
  • End-users