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Benefits of Telecommuting Greater for Some Workers, Study Finds
September 23rd 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Even in a hyperconnected world where laptops, phones, tablets and now even wristwatches are tethered to the Internet 24/7, employers are still wary about the performance and social costs imposed by employees who work remotely....more

Half the World Will Be Online by 2017
September 22nd 2014 - 00:35 GMT
Over 50% of the global population will have Internet access within three years' time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, ...more

PND Shipments Fell While Users of Navigation Apps Grew to 180 Million
September 21st 2014 - 23:45 GMT
According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, global shipments of Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs) declined from 28 million units in 2012 to 22 million units in 2013....more

Mobile Apps Now Most Popular Video Game Format
September 21st 2014 - 23:25 GMT
Driven by 25-44 year old women downloading free puzzle and trivia game apps, there are now more women playing video games than men,...more

A Typical Family Home Could Contain More Than 500 Smart Devices by 2022
September 19th 2014 - 01:40 GMT
The falling cost of adding sensing and communications to consumer products will mean that a typical family home, in a mature affluent market, could contain several hundred smart objects by 2022...more

Data Services and Mobile Money Solutions Driving Mobile Markets of the DRC and Ethiopia
September 18th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
While the population densities of both countries are among the highest in Sub-Saharan Africa, their active mobile penetration rates in 2013 were 36.4 percent and 24.1 percent respectively, well below Sub-Saharan Africa's average of 61 percent....more

Traditional PC Vendors Catching Up in the MEA Tablet Market
September 18th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market recorded a 2% quarterly decline in shipments during the second quarter of 2014 to total 3.95 million units, ...more

A Billion Devices on LTE Networks by 2017 Face BYOD Security Threat
September 17th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
The rapid growth of the BYOD market, coupled with an explosion in 4G networks fed by small cell deployment, is creating an IT security threat that the global market needs to urgently address, ...more

Wearable Band Shipments Set to Exceed 43.2 Million Units in 2015
September 16th 2014 - 01:30 GMT
Wearable band shipments will grow 129% year on year to reach 43.2 million units in 2015, of which 28.2 million will be smart bands and 15.0 million will be basic bands,...more

What Your Mobile Brand Really Says About You
September 15th 2014 - 23:45 GMT
iPhone fans into Brad Pitt, BMWs, skiing holidays, hot tubs and Turkey...more

Australian Telcos Under Pressure As Companies Look to New Technologies to Lower Costs
September 15th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
Australia's fixed Line market declined 2.3% in 2013 year-on-year, predominately owing to the decline in traditional voice (PSTN and ISDN) and legacy data services....more

Three-Quarters of Mobile Applications Will Fail Basic Security Tests Through 2015
September 14th 2014 - 23:25 GMT
Through 2015, more than 75 percent of mobile applications will fail basic security tests, according to Gartner....more

LTE Boosts Mobile Service Revenue -- But Its Impact is Short-lived
September 12th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
Global mobile service revenue growth will accelerate in 2014, though after passing the $1 trillion mark in 2015, will struggle to grow any further, ...more

LTE Share 33% of All Mobile Connections in the U.S. and Canada Vs. 4% Worldwide
September 11th 2014 - 01:30 GMT
4G Americas reports that in North America with 127 million LTE connections, LTE technology represented 33 percent of the total 391 million mobile connections in the region -- the largest market share for LTE compared to any country or region in the world...more

Worldwide WLAN Market Shows Continued Growth in Second Quarter of 2014
September 11th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments grew 9.2% year over year in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14)....more

PC Shipments Drive Smart Connected Devices in Western Europe
September 10th 2014 - 01:35 GMT
The smart connected device market continued to grow in 2Q14 with combined shipments of PCs, tablets, and smartphones reaching 52.5 million units, an increase of 2.8% over the same period last year,...more

Worldwide Phablet Shipments to Surpass Portable PCs in 2014 and Tablets by 2015
September 10th 2014 - 01:15 GMT
Worldwide phablet shipments could reach 175 million units worldwide in 2014, passing the 170 million portable PCs expected to ship during the same period, according to IDC....more

Texting Gives a Voice to Community Members
September 9th 2014 - 23:55 GMT
Pilot study of low income African Americans in Detroit suggests text messaging may be a key to tapping into urban communities for research...more

India Shows Record Growth in Mobile Advertising
September 9th 2014 - 23:10 GMT
The Asia-Pacific is now the fastest-growing region in mobile advertising, with 70% growth in ad impressions year-over-year -- similar to its upward trajectory within the global economy, ...more

More Apps are Spying on Us, Stealing Personal Information and Pirating Data Minutes
September 9th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
Alcatel-Lucent released new data showing that security threats to mobile and residential devices jumped sharply during the first half of 2014, ...more

Asia Pacific is World's Largest Source of LTE Revenue Thanks to China
September 5th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Growth was a result of a strong LTE ramp-up in China that created a huge eNodeB spike, capacity upgrades in the US, and sustained activity in Europe, India, and the Middle East....more

IDC Lowers Tablet Projections for 2014 As Demand in Mature Markets Levels Off
September 2nd 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Following a second consecutive quarter of softer than expected demand, International Data Corporation (IDC) has lowered its worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 forecast for 2014 to 233.1 million units. ...more

India's Tablet Market Shows Early Signs of a Recovery
September 1st 2014 - 23:55 GMT
India tablet market indicated early signs of recovery in Q2 2014 after taking a sharp hit in the past couple of quarters...more

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