Current market trends
While the connectivity divide existed in education long before the COVID-19 pandemic, the ensuing need for virtual learning and hybrid classrooms has brought internet connectivity to the forefront of the EdTech industry.
As a result, the interest in mobile network connectivity solutions, such as 4G, Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and 5G within K-12 has gained further momentum. Post-pandemic, the relevance of mobile connectivity remains, reinforced by a continued move towards distance learning and long-term plans for hybrid teaching.
Across the forecast period, out to 2026, the USA will be the most significant K-12 market for LTE technology adoption. It is expected to be the only K-12 market investing in LTE for reasons beyond other technology options not being viable. The key motivator for the USA is a drive to establish a robust and flexible alternative to existing connectivity options, to ensure all students have a level playing field for online access.
This Futuresource Consulting K-12 education market report provides analysis and market sizing data for LTE-enabled mobile computing devices within the compulsory education sector. LTE connectivity is almost universally available around the world for both consumer and commercial applications, providing high speeds, high efficiency, and flexibility in bandwidth and frequency.
This education report is based on Futuresource Consulting’s education technology market research and forecasting, built on more than 20 years of experience in tracking global education markets. The report also includes sales data based on vendor sell-in to the channel.
Devices covered are notebooks, Chromebooks, netbooks and tablets. For sales to be included, the funding has to come from either the school or government. As well as student devices, purchases by schools or governments for usage by teachers are also included.
This report provides a comprehensive framework for any enterprise with interests in the EdTech industry, delivering an assessment of the opportunity for mobile connected devices in the K-12 market over the coming five years.
| Comprehensive PDF report
| Executive summary
| K-12 LTE mobile PC country analysis
| LTE trends for the USA, Peru, Germany, Italy, Japan and South Korea
| LTE device penetration development
| Total mobile PC market
| Broadband installed base
| Regulatory analysis
| LTE market trends
| Connectivity projects
| Security and data privacy
| Future technologies
| Data for the USA, Peru, Germany, Italy, Japan and South Korea
| Market sizing, with quantification of sales volumes and the installed base of LTE-enabled devices in the K-12 education segment
| Market forecasting, with five-year sales forecasts from 2020 to 2026
| Investment and project status updates, to identify education spending, government plans and specific tenders in relation to LTE-enabled devices.
| The opportunity for device sales and connectivity hardware, and a review of the key barriers and drivers to the adoption of LTE.
| Estimated market sizes across a range of product categories
Futuresource has been tracking, researching and consulting on the global education technology market for more than 20 years. However, since 2020, the pandemic has placed a spotlight on EdTech and the role it has played in keeping children educated, and Futuresource’s reporting has been ramped up accordingly. Any enterprise operating within the EdTech sector will benefit from this report, particularly:
| Network and infrastructure providers
| Manufacturers and their suppliers
| Resellers and VARs
| Intermediaries and supply chain
| EdTech market strategists, marketing and sales professionals
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