Reports Category

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

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