Reports Category

Year-End 2014: Nearly Half a Billion LTE Connections Worldwide
March 20th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
North America contributed significantly to global LTE connections with 33 percent or 164 million of the total 498 million LTE connections worldwide, ...more

Older Mobile Users Spur Data Traffic Growth in the USA
March 20th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The total data traffic (Wi-Fi and Cellular combined) doubled between Q1 2014 and Q4 2014; the bulk of the growth coming from an older demographic, ...more

Third of Airline Boarding Passes to Be Issued Via Mobile Devices by 2019
March 19th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
New research from leading analysts, Juniper Research, finds that over 1.5 billion boarding passes will be delivered via mobile by 2019, compared to approximately 745 million boarding passes estimated to be delivered this year...more

Tablet Growth Hits the Brakes, Slowing to the Low Single Digits in the Years Ahead
March 19th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Following the first year-over-year decline in worldwide tablet shipments in the fourth quarter of 2014, IDC has scaled back its five year forecast for the product category. ...more

Increased Amount of Data from Multiple Devices Boosts Mobile Advertising in Latin America
March 16th 2015 - 01:40 GMT
The application-to-peer (A2P) SMS advertising segment is expected to earn revenues of $19.8 billion in 2014, and reach $95.4 billion in 2019,...more

Wireless is Redefining the Home Audio Market
March 16th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
The popularity of mobile devices and changing consumer habits in media consumption are not only increasing demand for wirelessly connected audio devices, but also rapidly altering the home audio landscape,...more

Wireless Network Problem Incidence Increases As Texting and Web Use Grows
March 13th 2015 - 02:30 GMT
As the incidence of texting and Web use grows, so does the incidence of wireless network problems, with the year-over-year increase driven primarily by issues with data services, including phone and mobile broadband Web, ...more

The $46 Billion Opportunity Cost for Mobile Operators Due to Market Distractions
March 11th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Although huge estimates have been put on the value of the IoT and wearables markets, operators must commit to major infrastructure investment and wholesale business model changes in order to compete for these revenues....more

Worldwide WLAN Market Shows Slower Growth in Fourth Quarter of 2014
March 10th 2015 - 01:40 GMT
The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 7.0% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14). ...more

Internet Music Services Rise, Putting Pressure on Traditional Music Listening
March 10th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
Half of USA based internet users (96 million) listened to music on an Internet radio or on-demand music service in the past three months, according to The NPD Grou...more

4G to Cover More Than Three-Quarters of Latin American Population by 2020
March 9th 2015 - 03:15 GMT
4G-LTE networks will cover more than three-quarters of Latin America by 2020, according to new data from GSMA Intelligence, a result of accelerating 4G deployments across the region. ...more

Wearable Electronics Bring Opportunities for Sensors After Smartphones and Tablets
March 9th 2015 - 02:30 GMT
The wearable devices space is viewed as the next goldmine of opportunity for sensor manufacturers as profits shrink in the smartphone and tablet segments. ...more

Tablet Adoption in Commercial Segment to Drive Growth in Western Europe
March 9th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
According to figures published by IDC, the commercial tablet market will reach more than 11 million units by 2019 in Western Europe, achieving more than 130% growth (2014-2019). ...more

Stronger Competition Forecast for Mobile Phone Display Manufacturers This Year
March 9th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Global mobile phone display module shipments in 2015 are expected to rise just 4 percent year-over-year to reach two billion units, leading to even stronger competition among mobile phone display manufacturers....more

GSMA Report Examines Gender Diversity in the Telecommunications Sector
March 6th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
The report highlights that despite some advances in women's representation and progression in the workplace, there is still significant work needed to bridge the gender gap in the telecommunications industry....more

Optical Network Hardware Market Sees Diverse Results by Vendor and Region in 2014
March 6th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Global spending on wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) equipment, which is used to build more efficient optical networks, grew 6 percent in 2014 from 2013, to $10 billion, ...more

Location-based Ambient Intelligence Is the Next Big Leap in Consumer Applications
March 5th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
Ambient intelligence is a relatively new term in the technology lexicon, yet ABI Research forecasts that it will become the major evolution in technology-based consumer services and quality of life applications over the next 10 years...more

Voice over LTE Activity Sends Service Provider VoIP Equipment Market Up 12%
March 5th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
The global service provider voice over IP (VoIP) and IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) equipment market grew 12 percent in 2014, to $4.2 billion, ...more

81% of Operators Say VoLTE is Key to Competing with OTTs
March 4th 2015 - 02:25 GMT
The improved user experience delivered by VoLTE was cited by more than 80% of respondents as an important factor in enhancing mobile operators' ability to compete with OTT providers....more

Smartphone and Automotive Display Revenue Swelled in 2014
March 4th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
As smartphones continued to cannibalize product sales in other small and medium flat-panel-display (FPD) categories, automotive display revenues rose to become the second-highest growth category in 2014...more

App Downloads To Exceed 235bn This Year As Chinese Market Continues to Surge
March 3rd 2015 - 02:45 GMT
A new report from Juniper Research has found that the number of apps downloaded to mobile handsets and tablets is expected to rise by nearly 28% this year to over 235 billion....more

Browsing Top Category Among Tablets, Social Leads Smartphones
March 3rd 2015 - 01:40 GMT
On smartphones, Social media emerges as the top category, which is followed closely by Browsing and Communication....more

Install Base for Mobile Games Reaches 1 Billion for the First Time in 2014
March 3rd 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Global portable game spending increased across all platforms between 4Q13 and 4Q14, as spending was up more than 75 percent on Google Play, over 30 percent in the iOS App Store, and 5 percent on handheld game consoles...more

App Download Volume and User Acquisition Costs in January Shatter Records
March 2nd 2015 - 02:40 GMT
January's daily app download volume surged to 10.3 million, easily surpassing December's record of 9.2 million, according to the Fiksu Indexes. ...more

Nearly Third of Canadian Mobile Phone Users Phone a Friend While Shopping
March 2nd 2015 - 02:20 GMT
Compared to their global counterparts, Canadian shoppers in "brick and mortar" stores are using their mobile phones less for comparing prices and more for other forms of purchase validation....more

Fitness Trackers and Smartwatches Attracting Very Different Segments of the Market
March 2nd 2015 - 01:40 GMT
Age, income, and gender vary greatly among fitness tracker and smartwatch owners, according to NPD....more

LTE Growth in China and Europe Offsets Weaker North America RAN Investments
February 27th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
The Radio Access Network (RAN) infrastructure market advanced at a mid-single digit rate in 2014, recording a second consecutive year of growth, and the third strongest RAN infrastructure market on record,...more

India Shows Overall 74% Increase in Mobile Data Traffic in 2014
February 26th 2015 - 01:30 GMT
This rise was primarily driven by a strong 3G growth with 114% increase, while the 2G data traffic growth was reported to be 41%....more

Managing Identities and Access Critical to the Success of the Internet of Things
February 26th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Managing identities and access is critical to the success of the Internet of Things (IoT), but in its current form identity and access management (IAM) cannot provide the scale or manage the complexity that the IoT brings to the enterprise,...more

LTE-A Coverage Reaches 100 Million People; To Cross 1 Billion Mark by 2018
February 25th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
LTE-A networks have been actively deployed around the world. At the end of 2014, LTE-A covered its first 100 million people worldwide, just 4 years since the network's inception....more

Wi-Fi Offload Traffic for Six Global Regions Through 2019
February 25th 2015 - 01:55 GMT
Most mobile operators around the world are experimenting with Wi-Fi networks in some way. In the U.S., for example, mobile operators have rolled out Wi-Fi hotzones in congested metro areas....more

Mobile Commerce Poised to Eclipse Traditional Online Spend
February 24th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
From 2013-2016, the multi-country average compound annual growth rate for mobile commerce is projected at 42 percent vs.13 percent for overall ecommerce (including mobile commerce)....more

App Experience Optimization Enables Operators to See Networks As End Users Do
February 24th 2015 - 01:10 GMT
Networks that perform well against conventional KPIs don't necessarily deliver an optimal experience for smartphone users...more

Ovum Survey Highlights Impact of A2P SMS Price Strategies on Market Growth
February 23rd 2015 - 02:10 GMT
Mobile network operators (MNOs) are not currently realizing full revenue or growth potential due to inappropriately pricing A2P SMS for each marketplace, ...more

Android Makes Strong Headway in \"Feature Phone\" Africa
February 23rd 2015 - 01:40 GMT
Africa is poised to become a hotbed for mobile growth and commerce in the coming years, according to Opera Mediaworks, who added that mobile is the driving force behind the continent's accelerating internet adoption....more

Sub-Saharan Africa's Mobile-Money Market Could Grow to $1.5 Billion by 2019
February 18th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
The use of mobile financial services in sub-Saharan Africa to do such things as pay utility bills and send money to relatives could produce an estimated $1.5 billion in fees for mobile-money providers by 2019, ...more

Over 720,000 Android Wear Devices Shipped in 2014
February 17th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Over 720,000 Android Wear devices shipped in 2014 out of a total of 4.6 million smart wearable bands....more

Smartphone Ownership Among U.S. Millennial Moms Surpasses Laptop/PC Ownership
February 16th 2015 - 01:45 GMT
Millennial moms' ownership of smartphones in the U.S. outpaces ownership of laptop and desktop computers for the first time, and that they are spending 35 percent more time online via their smartphones...more

Nearly Four in Five Canadians Say Internet and Technology Skills Make Workers More Productive
February 13th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
Nearly four in five Canadians (78%) agree providing more skills in technology and the Internet could help Canadian workers be more productive,...more

How Viable is the M2M Market for African Mobile Network Operators?
February 12th 2015 - 01:40 GMT
While machine-to-machine (M2M) opportunities may be limited across the African continent, significant potential for growth exists, particularly in respect to the deployment of M2M energy, utility, and security services....more