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Global Chip Revenue Rises in 2013 - Memory and Wireless Lead the Way
April 23rd 2014 - 18:10 GMT
Worldwide semiconductor revenue rose a solid 5.0 percent last year, with memory chips the star performers, according to the latest research from IHS Technology....more

Mobile Phones Sparking a Reading Revolution in Developing Countries
April 23rd 2014 - 17:45 GMT
Mobile phones could boost literacy rates in developing countries, according to a study carried out by UNESCO, in coalition with Worldreader and Nokia....more

Operators Should Deploy Wi-Fi with Their Outdoor Small Cells
April 23rd 2014 - 17:02 GMT
As worldwide Mobile Broadband Traffic heads toward 200 Exabytes per year, operators deploy 4G LTE, LTE-A, plead for spectrum, and try to manage usage through policy and pricing....more

Average Internet Download Speeds Continues to Edge Upwards
April 23rd 2014 - 13:53 GMT
The global average connection speed for internet users continues to improve, with a quarterly increase of 5.5%, reaching 3.8 Mbps,...more

SIM Card Shipments Declined in 2013 -- Mostly Due to Indian Regulations
April 23rd 2014 - 11:10 GMT
The SIMalliance membership, which represents approximately 86% of the global SIM market, has reported SIM shipment volumes totalling 4.2 billion units for 2013, compared to 4.6 billion in 2012....more

US Consumer Sentiment Toward Overall Economy, Tech Spending Slides
April 22nd 2014 - 16:30 GMT
Consumer confidence toward technology spending and the overall economy both decreased in April, according to the latest figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association....more

Android Overtakes Apple for Mobile Advertising Traffic
April 22nd 2014 - 15:00 GMT
Just a few months into 2014, the mobile advertising industry is already showing signs of big shifts in mobile traffic and monetization patterns. Android has, for the first time, become the biggest platform globally for mobile ad traffic surpassing iOS, ...more

Samsung Gets Lukewarm Response to Content and App Strategy
April 22nd 2014 - 13:40 GMT
Despite Samsung's heavy push in content and app strategy, Galaxy S3 and S4 users look beyond its ecosystem for the vast majority of on-device usage....more

Over 3 Million Smartphones Stolen in the USA During 2013
April 18th 2014 - 11:29 GMT
Over 3 million Americans were the victims of smartphone theft during 2013, according to a Consumer Reports survey. That's nearly double the 1.6 million thefts that the company projected in 2012....more

Google Search and Navigation Most Used Mobile Apps While Driving
April 18th 2014 - 07:41 GMT
Google Search and Google Navigation are the two most commonly used apps while driving in the US and Western Europe,...more

LTE Investment is Set to Accelerate Throughout Latin America in 2014
April 17th 2014 - 16:50 GMT
Upgrades and expansion of 3G WCDMA and LTE coverage will result in radio access network-related spending capturing 40% of CapEx....more

Mobile Data Users Fear Exceeding Their Quota, Open to Sponsored Data Plans
April 17th 2014 - 11:36 GMT
The majority of US mobile phone users who also watch mobile videos report that they have exceeded their monthly data download allowance....more

Distracted Driving Among Teens Threatens Public Health and Safety
April 17th 2014 - 07:30 GMT
Motor vehicle crashes rank as the leading cause of teen deaths and in 2008, 16% of all distraction-related fatal automobile crashes involved drivers under 20 years of age. ...more

Eastern Europe Harnesses LTE to Boost ARPU and Innovate
April 16th 2014 - 17:50 GMT
Mobile service revenues in Eastern Europe grew 4.3% year-on-year (YoY) in 4Q-2013 as 4G LTE subscriber adoptions continued to gather pace. ...more

Research: 98 Percent of Mobile Network Sessions Now Data
April 16th 2014 - 15:20 GMT
The share of network traffic from data vs voice has grown to 98 percent - up from 90 percent in the previous 12-month period, according to network traffic analysis by Amdocs....more

Chinese Consumers Top Mobile Shopping League
April 16th 2014 - 08:15 GMT
Chinese consumers top the global league tables when it comes to using smartphones for shopping, according to a survey by the consultancy, PwC....more

Slow Global Wireless Operator EBITDA Boosted by USA Gains
April 15th 2014 - 15:20 GMT
The 2 percent growth in global wireless operator EBITDA in Q4 2013 was almost entirely achieved by strong US performance and, within the US, by growth at the top four operators, ...more

USA Mobile Local Ad Revenues to Reach $4.5 Billion in 2014
April 11th 2014 - 08:20 GMT
The USA's mobile local advertising revenues are expected to reach $4.5 billion in 2014, up from $2.9 billion in 2013, according to BIA/Kelsey....more

Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi Market to Reach $2.5 Billion by 2018
April 10th 2014 - 15:00 GMT
As the traditional worldwide enterprise WLAN market experiences relative maturation and the lofty gains of the past two years begin to flatten, the WLAN market for cloud-managed Wi-Fi presents notable growth opportunities in both hardware and services....more

Wireless M2M Devices in the Oil and Gas Industry Reached 423,000 in 2013
April 10th 2014 - 14:30 GMT
According to new research, the number of devices with cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil & gas applications worldwide was 423,000 at the end of 2013....more

Competition from Multi-Play Providers Drives Adoption in LatAm Broadband Services
April 10th 2014 - 11:15 GMT
Increasing investments in network coverage expansion, coupled with the enhanced political and economic stability in most Latin American countries, is driving the fixed broadband services market in the region. ...more

Worldwide PC Shipments in the First Quarter of 2014 Declined 1.7%
April 10th 2014 - 10:45 GMT
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 76.6 million units in the first quarter of 2014, a 1.7 percent decline from the first quarter of 2013, according to preliminary results by Gartner. The severity of the decline eased compared with the past seven quarters....more

Ovum: A Wave of Consolidation Will Occur in Social Messaging in 2014
April 10th 2014 - 10:20 GMT
The recent acquisitions of WhatsApp by Facebook and Viber by Rakuten signal that social communications, and particularly messaging, are becoming a core part of OTT services, whether their primary focus is social networking, gaming, or even commerce....more

Tablet Apps Processor Revenue to Reach $7.2 Billion in 2018
April 9th 2014 - 14:50 GMT
The global tablet applications processor market is set to register impressive growth of 14.6 percent CAGR in revenues from 2013 to 2018 to reach $7.2 billion in 2018,...more

Smartphone Apps Processor Revenue to Reach $30 Billion in 2018
April 9th 2014 - 14:25 GMT
The global smartphone applications processor market will register a healthy 10.8 percent CAGR in revenues from 2013 to 2018 to reach $30.0 billion in 2018,...more

MasterCard Contactless Transactions More Than Tripled in Europe
April 9th 2014 - 10:25 GMT
The credit card processor, MasterCard says that the number of contactless transactions across Europe have more than tripled over the past year, and the volume spent on those transactions has increased four times year-on-year....more

Vodafone UK Customers Least Likely to Churn to Another Network
April 9th 2014 - 09:35 GMT
A recent poll by a SIM only contract comparison website in the UK has revealed Britons' loyalties to their network providers, with Vodafone customers identified as the most devoted to their mobile network provider,...more

Tablet Ownership Up 63% Inthe UK As Digital Ad Spend Hits Record High
April 8th 2014 - 15:30 GMT
Over one in four British consumers now owns a tablet, as advertisers spent a record £6.3 billion in 2013 to reach people surfing the internet across an increasing array of devices, ...more

Mobile Payments Expected to Rise 40% This Year
April 8th 2014 - 14:05 GMT
The value of global payments via mobile devices will reach exceed half-a-trillion dollars this year, a rise of nearly 40% year-on-year, ...more

Mobile Phones a Clear Choice in India for Watching Mobile Video
April 3rd 2014 - 15:20 GMT
India's video watchers are largely trending towards mobile devices as their go-to source for content with 81% of metro and 87% of non-metro users identifying mobile phones as a preferred medium. ...more

71 Percent of Businesses Add More Mobile Apps to Employee Devices in 2014
April 3rd 2014 - 14:25 GMT
Research finds that overall, the largest proportion of decision makers (48 percent) report their companies already deploy one to 10 apps for employees on mobile devices....more

Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 5 Percent in 2013
April 3rd 2014 - 09:05 GMT
Total worldwide semiconductor revenue reached $315 billion in 2013, up 5 percent from 2012, according to Gartner. The combined revenue of the top 25 semiconductor vendors increased by 6.9 percent during 2013. ...more

Asia-Pacific Set to Dominate $35B Macro RAN Market in 2014
April 2nd 2014 - 16:45 GMT
Asia-Pacific regional growth in basestations will outpace all other regions this year as it continues to account for the majority of worldwide basestation deployments....more

Political Unrest and Economic Slowdown Fail to Dampen Thailand's Appetite for Mobile Phones
April 2nd 2014 - 11:57 GMT
Deteriorating economic conditions and political turmoil did little to deter spending on mobile phones, as Thailand's mobile phone market reached new heights in 2013Q4....more

Local Search to Push Mobile Search & Discovery Adspend to Nearly $17bn by 2018
April 2nd 2014 - 10:25 GMT
The total advertising spend on mobile search & discovery is expected to reach $16.8 billion by 2018, up from an estimated $6.4 billion in 2013,...more

National Safety Council Poll: 8 in 10 Drivers Believe Hands-free Cell Phones are Safer
April 2nd 2014 - 08:05 GMT
New findings from a National Safety Council public opinion poll indicate 80 percent of drivers across the USA incorrectly believe that hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld phone....more

Over Four in Five Singaporeans Purchased a Technical Consumer Product in the Last 2 Years
April 2nd 2014 - 07:35 GMT
More than 90 percent of respondents have purchased Telecommunication Technologies (95%), PC & Accesories (94%), followed by Small Domestic Appliances (86%) and Consumer Electronics (83%)....more

Shipments of Google's Chromebooks Forecast to Reach 11 Million by 2019
April 1st 2014 - 19:37 GMT
An estimated 2.1 million of Google's Chromebooks shipped in 2013 with nearly 89% of total shipments reaching North America,...more

Average Daily Time Spent on Mobile Phones Edges Up Slightly
April 1st 2014 - 16:28 GMT
The amount of time spent using a smartphone by the average American had edged up slightly over the past year, according to analytics by Flurry....more

Cross-IT Integration in Big Data Yields High Dividends Through Customer Loyalty
April 1st 2014 - 11:25 GMT
Mobile operators can effectively manage and use customer data gathered across all touch points...more