Reports Category

Gartner Says Tablets Are the Sweet Spot of BYOD Programs
November 21st 2014 - 01:45 GMT
Tablet BYOD programs offer better opportunities than that of enterprise owned-laptops and smartphones. IT departments can support nearly three times more users in tablet BYO programs than enterprise-owned tablet programs....more

Mexican Passengers Use Mobile Technology to Improve the Travel Experience
November 20th 2014 - 02:15 GMT
Air passengers in Mexico are increasingly using smartphones and mobile technology to enhance their travel experience, according to a new survey from air transport IT specialist, SITA. ...more

Governments in Middle East and North Africa to Spend $12.2 Billion on IT in 2014
November 20th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
Governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US $12.2 billion on IT products and services in 2014, an increase of 1.3 percent over 2013 revenue of US $12 billion, ...more

Mobile Transaction Users to Hit 2 Billion by 2017
November 18th 2014 - 02:15 GMT
A new report has found that just over 2 billion mobile phone or tablet users will make some form of mobile commerce transaction by the end of 2017, up from 1.6 billion this year....more

Nearly 5 Billion Connected \"Things\" Will Be in Use in 2015
November 17th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
Gartner forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30 percent from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020. ...more

Russian Internet Remains Growth Hotspot in the Country's Economy
November 17th 2014 - 00:00 GMT
The Russian Internet (RuNet) economy continues to stand out against the backdrop of the country's natural resource-based economy....more

Half a Billion Mobile Subscribers Forecast for Sub-Saharan Africa by 2020
November 14th 2014 - 01:50 GMT
The number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will pass the half billion mark in 2020 as mobile services become increasingly affordable and accessible to millions of currently unconnected citizens across the region....more

Quarter of Global Households Have Wi-Fi in 2014
November 13th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
Over 450 million households worldwide currently have Wi-Fi networks set up in 2014, a 5 percent increase from 2013,...more

Mobile Connectivity and Growing Data Services Drive the Telecoms Market in Africa
November 12th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
A colossal disparity exists between fixed and mobile communication penetration rates across Africa. While mobile communications captured 96.4 percent of the subscriber market share in 2013, fixed communications held a mere 3.6 percent....more

Mobile is Now the Number One Device for Product Info Amongst 16-34 Year Olds
November 12th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Research released by the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB) shows the role that mobile and tablets play with traditional media....more

Facebook App Tops Smartphone Battery Drain Charts
November 11th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
Aside from the usual suspects like games and social media, streaming and even pre-installed apps are the most likely to chew smartphone or tablet battery and storage,...more

IPhone 6 Users Increasingly Switching to VoLTE for Voice Calls
November 10th 2014 - 01:30 GMT
Voice calling over 3G on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices has dropped sharply across mobile networks in the U.S. and is one-fifth of that on previous iPhone models, as users adopt Voice-over LTE (VoLTE) services....more

Apple Pay and HCE to Push NFC Payment Users to More Than 500 Million by 2019
November 5th 2014 - 01:30 GMT
There will be more than half-a-billion mobile users of NFC (Near Field Communication) contactless payment services by the end of 2019, up from 101 million this year, ...more

M2M Semiconductor Market is Set for Rapid Growth
November 3rd 2014 - 23:00 GMT
The processing, sensing and communications semiconductor device portion of the Internet of Things (IoT) will be a rapidly growing segment of the total semiconductor market, growing 36.2 percent in 2015, compared with the overall semiconductor market growth of 5.7 percent, according to Gartner....more

Tablet Market Growth Fueled by Back-to-School Promotions and USA
November 3rd 2014 - 01:20 GMT
The worldwide tablet grew 11.5% year over year in the third quarter of 2014 with shipments reaching 53.8 million units according to preliminary data from IDC....more

Apple and Samsung Drive Adoption of Next-Generation Sensors
October 31st 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Propelled by the race between Apple and Samsung to enhance their mobile products with cutting-edge sensor technology, the market for sensors in cellphones and tablets is set to nearly triple from 2012 through 2018, ...more

Smart Watches In-Use to Reach Over 100mn by 2019
October 29th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
A report has forecast that more than 100 million smart watches will be in use worldwide by 2019, with a host of premium brand launches over the next 12-18 months bringing the category into mainstream consumer consciousness....more

MNOs See Strong Role for Small Cells, but Backhaul Challenges Remain
October 29th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Operators participating in our small cell backhaul survey have yet to scale their small cell deployments, but they are looking to place over 20% of their traffic from the macro network onto small cells by 2018...more

Retailers Expected To Miss Out On Up To $8.6 Billion In M-Commerce During The Holiday Season
October 28th 2014 - 01:55 GMT
With the holiday retail season about to get underway, Jumio, released its mobile commerce analysis that finds that although U.S. retailers are expected to enjoy the most successful mobile holiday shopping season ever...more

Operators to Suffer $14B in Lost Revenues This Year, As OTTs Take Market Share
October 28th 2014 - 01:30 GMT
A new report has claimed that voice and messaging traffic lost to OTT (Over The Top) players such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype will cost network operators $14 billion in revenues globally this year, up by 26% on 2013....more

Mobile Device and Wearable Vendors are Struggling with User Interface Complexity
October 27th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
The dominance of touchscreen user interfaces will reduce over the next 5 years as more sensors are introduced to mainstream products and entirely new product form-factors emerge,...more

Only AT&T Positioned to Capture Wireless Competitors' Customers
October 27th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
Less than half of the consumers surveyed for the most recent wave of Market Strategies' ongoing Brand Love study would consider a carrier other than their own for these services. ...more

Four Connected Devices For Every Person In World By 2020
October 24th 2014 - 01:40 GMT
Nearly 12 billion internet-connected devices will be in use worldwide by the end of 2014, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics....more

Sales of Tablets Will Represent Less Than 10 Percent of All Devices in 2014
October 24th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Tablet sales growth is slowing in 2014 as new hardware buyers turn to alternative devices and existing users extend the lifetime of their tablets....more

Wearable Sensor Market to Expand Sevenfold in Five Years
October 22nd 2014 - 01:45 GMT
Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces, shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices will rise by a factor of seven from 2013 through 2019...more

Telco IT Investments Rise As Outsourcing Tops One-Quarter of Total IT Spending
October 21st 2014 - 02:15 GMT
Traditional telecom services may be struggling, but new offerings are showing promise and telco IT units are taking the right steps to spur and support them, ...more

India's ECommerce Market To Reach $6 Billion in 2015
October 21st 2014 - 01:25 GMT
The India eCommerce market will reach $6 billion in 2015 a 70 percent increase over 2014 revenue of $3.5 billion according to Gartner....more

Operating System Increasingly Important for Selection And Brand Satisfaction
October 20th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
As wireless manufacturers (OEMs) struggle to differentiate themselves, the operating system (OS) on a smartphone is becoming an increasingly important driver of device selection, user experience and brand satisfaction, ...more

India's IT Spending to Reach $73.3 Billion in 2015
October 20th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
IT spending in India is projected to total $73.3 billion in 2015, a 9.4 percent increase from the $67.1 billion forecast for 2014, according to Gartner....more

New IPhones Drive Record Accessory Sales
October 14th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
U.S. mobile phone accessory sales reached record levels following the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. ...more

Over Half of Citizens in the Arab States Now Subscribe to Mobile Networks
October 12th 2014 - 23:30 GMT
More than half of the population across the Arab States of the Middle East and North Africa are now subscribed to a mobile service, presenting the region with a unique opportunity to use mobile technology to drive social and economic growth....more

UK Public Fears Advance of Internet-enabled Devices Amid Security Concerns
October 12th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
UK consumers fear that technology is overtaking their lives, with many increasingly concerned about the pace of change they face,...more

Worldwide Telecom Carrier Capex Forecast to Decline $6 Billion in 2015
October 10th 2014 - 01:30 GMT
The amount of mobile Capex required to support incremental mobile data usage has declined more than 50% per year since the smartphone boom started....more

Smartwatches Storm Wearables Market; Flexible Displays are Critical
October 10th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Wearable electronics are going from geek to chic, as new smartwatches from the likes of Apple and Samsung have set a new standard for technological bling. ...more

By 2017, Half of M2M Solutions Expected to Originate in Young Startups
October 9th 2014 - 06:42 GMT
Makers and startups, not tech providers, consumer goods companies or enterprises, will drive acceptance, use and growth in the Internet of Things (IoT) through the creation of a multitude of niche applications,...more

Healthcare Smartphone Accessory Sales to Exceed $3billion by 2019
October 9th 2014 - 06:15 GMT
Healthcare focussed smartphone interfaces launched by Samsung and Apple will be instrumental in propelling the global healthcare accessory hardware market to $3 billion by 2019, ...more

New Battery and Charging Technologies Required for Mobile Devices
October 9th 2014 - 05:45 GMT
The installed base of mobile devices (smartphones, basic mobile phones, wearables, tablets, and notebooks) is forecast by ABI Research to reach 8 billion by 2019,...more

Kid's Usage of Smartphones and Tablets Outpaces All Other Electronics
October 9th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
Kids' usage of smartphones and media tablets outpaces their usage of all other consumer electronic devices in U.S. households...more

Smartphones Presents Opportunities and Challenges for Automotive Processor Suppliers
October 6th 2014 - 01:30 GMT
The use of smartphones in motor vehicles-already a near-ubiquitous phenomenon-is the most disruptive trend in the automotive infotainment business today, presenting both challenges and opportunities for automakers and their processor semiconductor suppliers,...more

Teen Hormones and Cellphones
October 5th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston say that sexting may be the new \"normal\" part of adolescent sexual development and is not strictly limited to at-risk teens. ...more