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Research Shows Surge in Wireless Tech Sales

Jun 5, 2017

Shipments of wireless charging devices and receivers set to reach 325 million by the end of 2017

Global shipments of wireless charging devices and receivers are expected to reach 325 million units by the end of 2017, according to research by IHS Markit. The market grew by approximately 40% in 2016, with 200 million units shipped, including mobile phones and wearable tech. As more applications in consumer, industrial and medical markets adopt wireless charging, IHS Markit predicts further market growth to be rapid. Furthermore, worldwide sales of smartphones to end users totalled 380 million units during the first quarter of 2017, an increase of more than 9% against the same period in 2016 according to recent research by Gartner, Inc.

In this landscape, Aircharge is one of the leading providers of wireless charging solutions for public spaces, the office & home. By partnering with key brands across different sectors has created the largest ecosystem of wireless charging facilities deployed in public venues, with 4,500 Qi wireless charging locations now available worldwide, letting customers charge wherever they go in a safe and convenient way.

Aircharge solutions can be found in cafés, restaurants, shops, at the airport, in hotels and even gyms. Venues deploying Aircharge include McDonald's, Starbucks, Yo!Sushi, Costa Coffee, Virgin Lounges, Eurostar, Emirates, EE, Vodafone, Orange, O2, Premier Inn, IBIS and Novotel, to name just a few. The Aircharge app, available for Android, iOS and Windows devices, grants access to all locations, directing the user to closest charging point or favourite brand providing the service.

Aircharge has also developed a range of products and accessories to enable any mobile device to charge wirelessly and it is the only brand with the "Made for iPhone" certification across a full range of wireless charging cases for iPhone models. 

Learn more about our wireless charging solutions, products and accessories here.


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