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Costs Rise but Revenues Drop - New Zealand's Telco Industry Feels the Squeeze
September 1st 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Mobile services revenue declined by 1.1% in a year to the end of December 2013 while fixed revenue fell by 3.7% as legacy revenue continued to decline,...more

Aussies Calling Loved Ones Less As Text & Social Media Take over
August 31st 2014 - 23:00 GMT
New research reveals that almost three in five Aussies (57%) are calling their family and friends less frequently since the rise of social media....more

3G/4G Technologies Will Dominate Cellular M2M Communications by 2018
August 29th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the global cellular M2M market has entered a period of transition from 2G to 3G/4G technologies....more

Ericsson ConsumerLab: Urbanization Drives M-commerce Interest in Emerging Asia
August 29th 2014 - 01:40 GMT
The research reveals that 54 percent of respondents in Indonesia, have used money transfer services, followed by 45 percent in Vietnam and 34 percent in Bangladesh....more

The Internet of Things Will Drive Connected Devices to 40.9 Billion in 2020
August 29th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
The installed base of active wireless connected devices will exceed 16 billion in 2014, about 20% more than in 2013. ...more

Tablets Generate Increased Data Quality Issues As Customer Expectations Rise
August 28th 2014 - 23:30 GMT
The incidence of data quality problems has risen for the first time in more than four years as the growing number of tablets and mobile broadband devices generates different usage patterns and network quality expectations from smartphone and feature phone device owners,...more

Fitbit Leads in Basic Wearable Bands, While Samsung Leads the Smart Band Market
August 28th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
The wearable band market grew 684% on a worldwide basis in the first half of 2014 compared with the first half of 2013, ...more

Phablets Are So Yesterday: More Users in Asia Now Hold Tablets to Their Faces to Make Calls
August 28th 2014 - 01:40 GMT
Large smartphones (otherwise known as phablets), are already a growing trend in Asia, having outshipped notebooks and tablets last year. ...more

Growing Smartphone Usage Provides New Testing Opportunities
August 27th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
More and more users are expecting error-free smartphones, creating a new testing ground for vendors that must find a way to keep ahead of the game, ...more

Worldwide RAN Market Tops $16 B in 1H 2014
August 27th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
The worldwide Radio Access Network (RAN) market advanced at a double-digit rate in the second quarter 2014, recording its strongest year-over-year growth rate since the third quarter of 2011....more

Broadband Aggregation Equipment Passes $2 Billion As Operators 'Binge on Broadband'
August 27th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
In 2Q14, worldwide broadband aggregation equipment revenue (DSL, PON, and Ethernet FTTH) reached $2.1 billion, growing 17% quarter-over-quarter and 19% year-over-year,...more

Tablet Market Continues to Grow, but Apple and Samsung Disappoint
August 26th 2014 - 02:05 GMT
Global tablet shipments reached 52.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014, but tablet shipments from both Apple and Samsung were down on Q2 2013 volumes....more

Cloud-Based Apps Need Cloud-Based Performance Monitoring
August 26th 2014 - 01:40 GMT
More and more applications are moving into the cloud, forcing companies to strongly consider ensuring the quality of their cloud applications via testing services, ...more

Mobile Broadband Subscriptions Top 2.4 Billion in Q2 2014
August 25th 2014 - 01:30 GMT
Mobile broadband technology continues to reach more people all around the world, with global mobile broadband subscriptions reaching 2.4 billion in Q2 2014,...more

Mobile Internet Contributed to 31% of Global Service Revenues in 1Q 2014
August 25th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
In 1Q 2014, the worldwide mobile service revenue increased 0.58% year-on-year (YoY) to US$264 billion according to ABI Research,...more

In Our Digital World, are Young People Losing the Ability to Read Emotions?
August 22nd 2014 - 08:25 GMT
Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study....more

Malaysians Snapped Up Nearly 630,000 Media Tablets in First Half Year
August 21st 2014 - 00:15 GMT
The insatiable hunger for the latest tablets in Malaysia is driving the continued growth in sales of this popular technology. ...more

Telecom Penetration in Remote Areas Creates Opportunities for Hybrid Power Systems
August 20th 2014 - 23:20 GMT
The lack of grid connectivity in distant and rural areas - especially in developing countries - is prompting end users to retrofit or replace the ubiquitous diesel generator set with cost-effective and efficient hybrid power systems. ...more

With Growth of 84% in Q2, India Smartphone Market Still Has Immense Potential
August 19th 2014 - 02:10 GMT
The smartphone market in India has maintained its growth impetus with smartphone shipments achieving year-on-year growth of 84% in Q2 2014 and a quarter-over-quarter growth of 11%. ...more

Asia/Pacific Enterprise Mobility Market Increasingly Fragmenting
August 19th 2014 - 01:30 GMT
The Asia/Pacific Enterprise Mobility market is expected to become increasingly fragmented in the coming years, as countries in the Asia/Pacific regions have begun to utilize mobility in different fashions depending on their needs....more

Mobile Devices with 4K Screens Expected to Reach 478M Units by 2019
August 18th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
2K or "Quad HD" screens currently occupy the premium end of the smartphone market while 2015 will see the launch of 4K/Ultra HD devices. ...more

US Mobile Service Revenues Fell by $1 Billion in Q2
August 15th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Mobile services revenues in the USA declined 2% during the second quarter of this year, reflecting a drop of around a billion dollars making it one of the biggest revenue declines in recent times....more

Traditional Development Practices Are Likely to Fail for Mobile Apps
August 14th 2014 - 23:45 GMT
The traditional methods used to define and develop desktop applications will not work with mobile application development (AD), according to Gartner....more

Vodafone: Rise of the Machine-to-Machine
August 14th 2014 - 08:10 GMT
Machine to Machine adoption has increased by more than 80% globally in the last year and Vodafone now predicts that more than half of companies in the Americas will implement M2M by 2016....more

Telecoms Development in Emerging Regions Reenergizes DC Power Systems Market
August 14th 2014 - 07:10 GMT
Interest in telecom infrastructure and network expansion in emerging regions across the globe is fuelling investments in direct current (DC) power systems. ...more

LTE & LTE-A Subscriptions to Exceed 430 Million by Year-end 2014
August 14th 2014 - 06:10 GMT
The growing appetite for on-the-go, real-time information and mobile entertainment services will see the total number of subscribers for 4G LTE and 4.5G LTE-Advanced grow to nearly 411 million and 22 million respectively by year-end 2014....more

Location Based Services Market to Be Driven by Context Aware Mobile Services
August 14th 2014 - 05:10 GMT
The Mobile Context and Location Services market is forecast to reach $43.3bn in revenue by 2019, rising from an estimated $12.2bn in 2014. ...more

Seniors Enjoy Benefits of ICT to Communicate with Younger Generations
August 14th 2014 - 02:25 GMT
A new study from Ericsson ConsumerLab carried out in the United States shows that seniors who use communications technology feel more enriched, informed, younger and more in touch with others and society....more

Contactless Payments Surge by 18% in the UK
August 14th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
The use of contactless cards to make payments has continued to gain monthly momentum in the UK, according to figures released by Visa Europe....more

LTE-A Network Deployments Make Material Gains in 2014
August 13th 2014 - 07:10 GMT
LTE-Advanced network deployments are becoming a tangible reality in 2014. As of the end of 1Q 2014, ABI Research estimates there were ~60 LTE-A trials, commitments and commercial deployments worldwide,...more

Mobile App Development Supporting a Million Jobs in Europe
August 12th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
Europe's mobile app market accounts for 19% of global revenues and is growing strongly at a 12% annual rate. ...more

Google's Android TV Could Shake Up Streaming Media Player Market
August 12th 2014 - 00:30 GMT
The arrival of Google's Android TV platform could well disrupt the landscape for streaming media players now dominated by Roku and Apple TV, potentially roiling a rapidly expanding market that sells tens of millions of units every year, ...more

Wi-Fi Gateways May Be the New Whole-Home Gateway Answer
August 12th 2014 - 00:10 GMT
Cable has been working on Wi-Fi gateways to combine IP video and advanced Wi-Fi for the home. While providing many challenges, these new Wi-Fi gateways offer numerous possibilities,...more

Global Smartphone Shipments to Reach 322 Million in 3Q14; IPhone to Drive 4G in China
August 11th 2014 - 23:50 GMT
Smartphone shipments are expected to reach 322 million in the third quarter of 2014, up 13% on quarter, and see flat shipment growth on year in the fourth quarter, while overall shipments in 2014 will reach 1.2 billion, up 29.2% on year,...more

Chromebook Sales Will Reach 5.2 Million Units in 2014
August 11th 2014 - 23:25 GMT
Sales of Chromebooks will reach 5.2 million units in 2014, a 79 percent increase from 2013, according to Gartner. By 2017, sales of Chromebooks are set to nearly triple to reach 14.4 million units....more

Wireless Connectivity Semiconductors Maintain Double-Digit Growth in Health and Fitness
August 10th 2014 - 23:45 GMT
Semiconductors providing wireless connectivity in health and fitness devices are set for solid double-digit growth in 2014 and beyond, especially as a clutch of wireless technologies make their way into a growing number of wearable devices,...more

Notebook Decline Eases As Tablet Shipments Level out
August 6th 2014 - 23:30 GMT
Worldwide, 123.9 million PCs shipped in Q2 2014, representing year-on-year growth of 14%. But with effectively no sequential growth, it would appear that the positive effect that tablets have had on overall PC shipments is beginning to wear off....more

Notebook Decline Eases As Tablet Shipments Level out
August 5th 2014 - 23:55 GMT
Worldwide, 123.9 million PCs shipped in Q2 2014, representing year-on-year growth of 14%. But with effectively no sequential growth, it would appear that the positive effect that tablets have had on overall PC shipments is beginning to wear off....more

23% of Android Smartphone Users are Power Users
August 5th 2014 - 23:30 GMT
The analysis is based on over one million individual application sessions on more than 1500 Android smartphone users in the US during the first half of the year....more

A \"Free\" T-Mobile Represents Worst Case Scenario for Sprint
August 5th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Iliad's surprise bid for T-Mobile would leave Sprint the least able to compete if wireless prices tumble, according to Strategy Analytics. ...more