Reports Category

Limiting Internet Congestion a Key Factor in Net Neutrality Debate
December 19th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Study suggests price discrimination would lead to web congestion...more

By 2018, More Than 50% of Users Will Use a Tablet or Smartphone First for All Online Activities
December 18th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
In the emerging economies, users are adopting smartphones as their exclusive mobile devices while in developed economies, multi-device households are becoming the norm, with tablets growing at the fastest rate of any computing device. ...more

Mobile Device Use Leads to Few Interactions Between Mother and Child During Mealtime
December 18th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Moms who use mobile devices while eating with their young children are less likely to have verbal, nonverbal and encouraging interactions with them....more

Huawei and Ericsson Drive Competitive Advantage in the Managed Services Market
December 17th 2014 - 02:10 GMT
ABI Research has affirmed Huawei and Ericsson are the ones to watch as the Network Managed Services market heads toward US$18 billion by 2019....more

By 2017, 30% of Smart Wearables Will Be Inconspicuous to the Eye
December 17th 2014 - 01:30 GMT
As the smart wearables market continues to grow and evolve, Gartner predicts that by 2017, 30 percent of smart wearables will be completely unobtrusive to the eye....more

Mobile Shoppers Prefer Sundays, New Report Finds
December 16th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
Unlike desktop traffic to e-commerce sites, which tends to peak on Mondays and remains stronger during weekdays than on weekends, mobile shopping traffic is highly concentrated on Sundays, ...more

Tablet Ownership is Growing Faster Than Any Other Connected Device
December 16th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
Tablet ownership among U.S. consumers is on the rise, and growing at a faster rate than that of any other connected device. ...more

Mobile Internet Contributes More Than EUR 90 Billion to Economies of EU5
December 15th 2014 - 02:00 GMT
The mobile Internet economy generates annual revenues of EUR92 billion and a consumer benefit, or surplus, of about EUR770 billion in the countries of the EU5 -- Germany, France, the UK, Italy, and Spain. The mobile Internet has created 250,000 jobs in these five countries....more

One in Five Americans to Purchase a Wearable Device in the Next Year
December 15th 2014 - 01:40 GMT
There has been a lot of hype lately around wearables, but are Americans really taking to these new technologies? ...more

Android Inspires Another Bright Quarter for MEA Tablet Market
December 14th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market continued to record strong year-on-year growth in Q3 2014, spurred by a huge increase in shipments of Android-based devices....more

5G in 2020 Will Be Rare; Over 100 Million Subscribers by 2025
December 14th 2014 - 03:20 GMT
According to a new Market Data forecasts from ABI Research, it will take more than 5 years for 5G to reach 100 million subscriber mark-2 years longer than 4G....more

Mobile Commerce Transactions to Approach 200bn By 2019
December 12th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Mobile phone and tablet users will make 195 billion mobile commerce transactions annually by 2019, up from 72 billion this year....more

Asian Smartphone Market: India Leads As China Continues to Slow
December 11th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
The smartphone market in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) posted a moderate 6% Quarter-on-Quarter (QoQ) and 24% Year-on-Year (YoY) growth in 2014 Q3....more

Smartphone Growth Forecast to Slow As Prices Drop and Markets Mature
December 10th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to reach a total of nearly 1.3 billion units in 2014, representing an increase of 26.3% over 2013, according to IDC....more

Mobile Growth Surpasses Desktop This Black Friday and Cyber Monday
December 9th 2014 - 01:30 GMT
This Black Friday marked a tipping point in which many retailers for the first time saw more traffic from customers on mobile devices than on laptop or desktop computers. ...more

Majority of Internet Users Believe Affordable Access Should Be a Basic Human Right
December 4th 2014 - 01:55 GMT
A survey of Internet users in 24 countries has found that 83% of them believe that affordable access to the internet should be a basic human right....more

Tablet Growth Expected to Slow in 2014 Along With First Year of IPad Decline
December 3rd 2014 - 01:00 GMT
At the core of this slowdown is the expectation that 2014 will represent the first full year of decline in Apple iPad shipments. ...more

Indian Tablet Market Reports The Strongest Year To Date Growth
December 2nd 2014 - 02:10 GMT
Tablet market shipments in India witnessed a strong quarter-on-quarter growth of 10% making it a 0.94 million units market....more

64 Million LTE Cat 9-10 Smartphones to Ship in 2019, Enabling Broadband Speeds Up to 450Mbps
December 2nd 2014 - 01:00 GMT
A new Market Data forecast from ABI Research expects the number of smartphones with Category 9 or Category 10 LTE modems, which enable mobile broadband speeds in the downlink of up to 450 Mbps, to reach 64 million in 2019....more

More Than a Third of USA Adult Smartphone Users Use Their Phones for Video Calling
December 1st 2014 - 02:15 GMT
Video calling is growing into a key mainstream activity on smartphones, with high adoption rates in some markets, according to a survey by Gartner....more

Canadians Not Buying Mobile Payments
November 28th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
Canadian consumers lag far behind citizens of other countries when it comes to mobile payments, which account for just 2% of all consumer purchases in Canada,...more

Half of People Considering Buying a Smart Wristband Will Choose a Smartwatch
November 28th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Wearable electronic devices for fitness shipments are forecast to reach 68.1 million units in 2015, down from 70 million units in 2014, according to Gartner....more

90 Percent Will Have a Mobile Phone by 2020
November 27th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
90 percent of the world's population over six years old is predicted to have a mobile phone by 2020. Furthermore, by 2020 smartphone subscriptions are forecast to top 6.1 billion....more

Carrier Wi-Fi Market to Hit $3 Billion in 2018
November 26th 2014 - 01:40 GMT
The global carrier WiFi equipment market totaled $527 million in 2013, a gain of 9% from the previous year, driven in part by the deployment of small cells with integrated Wi-Fi, ...more

Mobile Operator Costs Pass $800bn Annually As Margins Become Squeezed
November 26th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
A report has found that with annual mobile operator expenditures now in excess of $800 billion, several leading players face the possibility of costs exceeding revenues by the end of the decade without remedial action....more

IPhone 6 Models Strengthen Growth in HD and FHD Smartphone Displays
November 25th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
Beginning in the second quarter of this year, display panel makers significantly reduced prices for high-definition (HD, 720 x 1280) and full-high-definition (FHD, 1080 x 1920) in-cell and on-cell modules....more

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