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Study Highlights Role of Mobile in Delivering a Digital India
December 1st 2015 - 01:40 GMT
India is on track to surpass half a billion mobile subscribers by the end of the year, according to a new GSMA study, signaling the start of a new era for the country's mobile economy. ...more

Mobile Phone Data 'predicts' Wealth and Poverty in Rwanda
November 27th 2015 - 02:15 GMT
A person's history of phone communication can be used to infer aspects of his or her socioeconomic status, a new study suggests....more

Digital Marketing Is Now Mainstream
November 26th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
Digital marketing is now mainstream, and digital commerce is a top priority for marketers, according to a survey of marketing executives by Gartner....more

$3.1 Billion Optical Transport Equipment Market in Third Quarter 2015
November 26th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The decline was due to softer sales in the quarter across all technology segments with the exception of WDM Metro....more

Telecommunications Providers in East Africa Diversify Services to Sustain Revenue Growth
November 24th 2015 - 02:25 GMT
New and cost-effective services, and the increasing sales of low-priced handsets, are creating exciting prospects for operators in the East African telecommunications market....more

Global LTE Test Equipment Expands with Network Technologies Evolution
November 24th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
Recent analysis finds that the market earned revenues of $2.39 billion in 2014 and estimates this to reach $6.20 billion in 2021....more

Study Examines Reasons Mobile Money Customers are Often Inactive
November 23rd 2015 - 01:40 GMT
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has published a research study looking at why a large portion of registered users of digital financial services never or only rarely use the service. ...more

Breaking Down the Barrier of Fog Networks and the Telecom Cloud
November 23rd 2015 - 01:20 GMT
Though the cloud computing architecture works well today, it is uncertain whether or not the current infrastructure will be capable of adding billions of latency-sensitive devices in the future. ...more

6.4 Billion Connected \"Things\" Will Be in Use in 2016, Up 30% From 2015
November 18th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Gartner forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2016, 5.5 million new things will get connected every day....more

14% Mobile Connected Commuters Engage in Commuter Commerce
November 17th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
More than one in ten (14%) mobile connected commuters engage in commuter commerce, according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of PayPal....more

Market for LTE Broadcast Services Will Reach $14bn Worldwide by 2020
November 16th 2015 - 01:30 GMT
A new report finds rapidly rising interest in LTE Broadcast, increasing evidence of a solid business case for deployment, and predicts that numbers of deployments will grow significantly over the next five years, reaching a potential customer base of two billion by 2020....more

India's IT Spending to Reach $72.3 Billion in 2016
November 13th 2015 - 01:30 GMT
India IT spending is forecast to reach $72.3 billion in 2016, a 7.2 percent increase from 2015, according to Gartner....more

Survey Shows 17% of Consumers Plan to Purchase a Tablet in the Next 12 Months
November 12th 2015 - 01:30 GMT
As the slowdown in purchases of personal technology continues, a recent Gartner survey found that 17 percent of consumer respondents in mature markets intend to buy a tablet in the next 12 months. ...more

Internet of Things Offers Opportunities for Malaysian ICT Companies to Diversify Businesses
November 10th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
The ICT landscape in Malaysia is nearing maturity and revenue growth from core sectors is slowing down. However, the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) is giving rise to opportunities in the form of new business services. ...more

Almost 7 Million Apple Watches Were Shipped in Two Quarters of Availability
November 9th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Apple continues to dominate the smart watch market, holding onto its sizable lead through the second quarter of Apple Watch shipments. ...more

Unsecure Mobile Messaging Apps and Services Rampant in Finance Industry
November 6th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
A study by Infinite Convergence Solutions finds financial institutions are allowing employees to communicate via mobile messaging on unsecure apps and platforms. ...more

IT Departments Face Obstacles to User Mobility for Fear of Data Breaches
November 6th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Organizations are challenged to meet demands for greater mobility as 92% of IT departments worldwide still restrict users from accessing sensitive corporate data and resources from mobile devices. ...more

U.S. Smartwatch Market Not Ready for Prime Time Yet
November 6th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
The wearables market is still in its infancy, with only 3% of the U.S. population age 16 and up owning a smartwatch or a smartband. Despite the numbers, manufacturers and developers all see significant opportunities ahead....more

Apple Pay to Push Biometric Transactions to Nearly 5bn by 2019
November 5th 2015 - 02:15 GMT
The increased rollout of contactless payment services using fingerprint scanners will push the number of biometrically authenticated transactions to nearly 5bn by 2019, up from less than 130 million this year....more

Smartphone Shipments Reach Second Highest Level for a Single Quarter
November 5th 2015 - 01:50 GMT
According to the preliminary results, vendors shipped a total of 355.2 million smartphones worldwide in the third quarter of 2015, up 6.8% from the 332.6 million units in 3Q14...more

Mobile Accessories Revenues to Total $81.5 Billion in 2015
November 5th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Global revenues for mobile accessories will reach US$81.5 billion in 2015 and is forecast to grow to US$101 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3%. ...more

Mobile Attacks More Vicious Than Ever
November 4th 2015 - 02:30 GMT
As mobile devices become more deeply woven into the fabric of our personal and work lives, cyber criminals are taking increasingly vicious and disturbingly personal shots at us, ...more

Americans' Health App Use Shows Technology's Promise and Weakness
November 4th 2015 - 02:05 GMT
Like the treadmills and stationary bikes that become rec room coatracks, health-related apps are acquired in large numbers by Americans, but over time, many are left unused by those who download them....more

Operators Forging Ahead with SDN in Macrocell Backhaul Networks
November 4th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Greater network flexibility and improved operational efficiencies are the chief drivers for implementing network functions virtualization (NFV) within the backhaul network, ...more

IoT Could Offer Potential $116 Billion Positive Impact on the Australian Economy
November 4th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
A government commissioned report is warning that while Australia's fundamental IoT capabilities are good, the lack of industry and Government focus risks denying Australia the opportunity for IoT competitive advantage and global market leadership....more

Consumer Sentiment Toward Tech Spending Shows Seasonal Decline
November 3rd 2015 - 03:10 GMT
Consumer confidence toward technology spending dropped in October, while consumer sentiment toward the overall economy remained flat, ...more

Tablet Shipments Decline As Vendors Move from Slate Offerings to Detachables
November 3rd 2015 - 02:00 GMT
Despite signs of a slight seasonal improvement, shipments were down -12.6% year over year, further highlighting the challenges the tablet market is facing....more

Ownership of Activity Trackers, Smartwatches Expected to Jump At Least 4% This Holiday Season
November 3rd 2015 - 01:30 GMT
As consumers become more aware of the benefits and capabilities of activity trackers and smartwatches, combined with the market entrance of key players such as Apple in the smartwatch space, ...more

Tablets Down 20% in Q3 After Four Quarters of Negative PC Growth
November 2nd 2015 - 02:00 GMT
The market struggled in Q3 as vendors continued to grapple with the impact of currency headwinds, excess channel inventory and product transitions driven by Microsoft and Intel....more

Mobile Backhaul Market Plateau Will Be Short Lived
November 2nd 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Worldwide macrocell mobile backhaul equipment revenue declined slightly (-0.6 percent) in 2014 from 2013, to $8.5 billion, ...more

Samsung Smartphone Shipments Return to Growth in Q3 2015
November 2nd 2015 - 01:20 GMT
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments grew 10 percent annually to reach 354 million units in the third quarter of 2015. ...more

Accelerating Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Adoption Across the Arab States
October 30th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Mobile broadband networks will support more than two-thirds of all mobile connections across the Arab States of the Middle East and North Africa by 2020, according to a new GSMA study....more

It's a Rocky Run-Up to Holiday for the U.S. Consumer Tablet Market
October 29th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
Despite overall positive industry momentum during the 2014 back-to-school season, and an increase in unit sales, the U.S. tablet market underperformed the entire consumer electronics market,...more

European LTE and Next Generation Broadband Coverage Increases at Record Pace
October 28th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
A new study on broadband access in the European Union (EU) found that between 2013 and 2014, next-generation broadband and LTE coverage made big jumps in coverage availability....more

High-End Smartphone Sales Unhurt by Installment Plans
October 16th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Ever since US carriers began experimenting with installment plans and no-contract options designed to transition customers away from traditional two-year contracts with their subsidized phones, there has been speculation that high-end smartphone sales would suffer....more

October 15th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Gartner has highlighted the top 10 technology trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2016....more

USA Operator Spending on LTE Will Total $212 Billion Over the Next Five Years
October 14th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
While iGR expects the overall LTE network operating cost to increase, the operating expense per GB will decline due to increased efficiencies in the network....more

Spending on Mobile Technologies to Reach $1.2 Trillion by 2019
October 14th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
Mobility may have started with the simple concept of shifting employees from being deskbound to being mobile. But it has advanced and evolved in such ways that many organizations are embracing capabilities unique to mobility and unique to their industries....more

Carrier Aggregation Smartphones Ramp Up with LTE-A
October 13th 2015 - 01:40 GMT
The number of operators offering LTE-A with carrier aggregation will continue to increase rapidly, with faster data rates the norm, according to Strategy Analytics....more

Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 7.7 Percent in Third Quarter of 2015
October 13th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
Desktop PCs continued to show weakness with a high-single-digit decline, while the segment that combines notebook PCs and premium ultramobiles (such as the MacBook Air and Microsoft Surface Pro) recorded a low-single-digit decline....more