List of Reports News Articles

Consumer spending on mobile devices set to top £53 billion a year by 2024
British consumers are set to spend £53.6 billion a year using their smartphones and tablets by 2024, compared with the £9.7 billion spent today, according to new research by Barclays. ...read more

Growth in Global SIM Market: 11% Increase in 2014 SIM Shipments
The SIMalliance membership, which represents approximately 90% of the global SIM card market, has reported an 11% year-on-year increase in SIM unit shipments in 2014. ...read more

Small Cells Healthy, but Outdoor DAS and Wi-Fi Will Squeeze the Market
ABI Research's latest forecast for outdoor small cells takes into account new market research and upholds its expectations for 2015 through 2020 to deliver a 43% CAGR. ...read more

Half of UK Population Now Uses Tablets
According to new forecasts, the UK tablet market will reach a significant milestone in usage this year when, for the first time ever, the majority of the country's consumers will use a tablet at least once per month. ...read more

Semiconductor Revenue Grew 7.9 Percent in 2014
Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $340.3 billion in 2014, a 7.9 percent increase from 2013 revenue of $315.4 billion, according to final results by Gartner. ...read more

Worldwide IT Spending to Decline 1.3 Percent in 2015
Worldwide IT spending is set to shrink to $3.66 trillion in 2015, a 1.3 percent decrease from 2014, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. ...read more

Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 5.2 Percent in First Quarter of 2015
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.7 million units in the first quarter of 2015, a 5.2 percent decline from the first quarter of 2014, according to preliminary results by Gartner. ...read more

Consumers in Singapore purchased over 4.6 million connected devices in 2014
Singapore's affluent and well-developed internet infrastructure have been playing a major role in driving consumers' appetite for connected gadgets. ...read more

Security and Privacy Biggest Fears as IoT Emerges
According to a new survey, IT professionals approach the Internet of Things (IoT) more concerned about security/rise of cyberattacks (44 percent) and privacy (28 percent) than any other issues ...read more

Kindergartners who shared iPads in class scored higher on achievement tests
Students sharing iPads outscored peers on early literacy tests by up to 30 points ...read more

Asia Pacific Devices Shipments to Grow 3.2 Percent in 2015
Sales of Mobile Phones and Ultramobiles Prop Up Overall Devices Market ...read more

Asia-Pacific Drove RAN Market to Double-Digit Growth in 2014
Asia-Pacific regional growth in basestations dominated in 2014 as it continued to account for the majority of worldwide basestation deployments. ...read more

Wearables Market Forecast to Reach 45.7 Million Units Shipped in 2015
A combination of new vendors, new devices, and greater end-user awareness will drive the worldwide wearables market higher in 2015. ...read more

Worry Over Mobile Data Costs Prompts Americans to Compromise Productivity, Adds Stress to Travel Experience
Even though they think mobile connectivity is a must-have at home, most Americans when travelling abroad compromise work and fun by cutting back on mobile usage, ...read more

Study: Ads in free mobile apps have hidden costs for both users and developers
There's no such thing as free - especially with smartphone apps, according to a new study. ...read more

Wireless LAN Gear Nears $5 Billion in 2014; 802.11ac Access Points Take Off
Worldwide wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment revenue reached $4.9 billion in 2014, growing just 6 percent over 2013-a far cry from the 20-percent-plus annual increases of a few years ago, ...read more

2015 Set to be a Breakthrough Year for $1.7 Billion Wireless Power Industry
Total wireless power receiver shipments reached 55 million units in 2014, which will grow by 4,000 percent through 2024 to more than 2 billion units. ...read more

Mobile Ad Spending to Top $100 Billion Worldwide in 2016
The worldwide mobile advertising market will hit two significant milestones in 2016, surpassing $100 billion and accounting for more than 50% of all digital ads for the first time. ...read more

Digital Content Opportunity to Deliver $14bn Revenues for Operators by 2019
The research argues that growth will be fuelled by a dramatic rise in carrier billed payments made on devices such as tablets, consoles and smart TVs. ...read more

Mobile App Adoption Is Maturing as Usage Mellows
The mobile apps marketplace is maturing as users declare themselves satisfied with current engagement rates, according to a survey by Gartner. ...read more

Texting too tempting for college students even when inappropriate
College students may realize that texting in the shower or at a funeral is inappropriate, but many do it anyway, according to Penn State psychologists. ...read more

Global Devices Shipments to Grow 2.8 Percent in 2015
Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are estimated to reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, an increase of 2.8 percent over 2014 ...read more

Metals used in high-tech products face future supply risks
In a new paper, a team of Yale researchers assesses the \"criticality\" of all 62 metals on the Periodic Table of Elements, providing key insights into which materials might become more difficult to find in the coming decades, ...read more

Smart Cities Will Use 1.1 Billion Connected Things in 2015
Gartner estimates that 1.1 billion connected things will be used by smart cities in 2015, rising to 9.7 billion by 2020. ...read more

LTE Pushes Mobile Infrastructure Market to $47B in 2014; Big Drop Coming
For the full-year 2014, LTE alone pushed mobile infrastructure revenue up 10 percent over 2013, to $46.8 billion worldwide, due in large part to China Mobile's massive TDD-LTE deployment. ...read more

As Tablets Slow and PCs Face Ongoing Challenges, Smartphones Grab an Ever-Larger Share of the Smart Connected Device Market
During that time, smartphones will grow to represent the overwhelming majority of total smart connected device (SCD) shipments, dwarfing both tablets and PCs in terms of shipment volumes. ...read more

Turkey IT Spending to Top $11.7Bn in 2015 as Telcos Ramp Up for LTE
Overall IT spending in Turkey is expected to touch $11.7 billion in 2015, with IDC tipping the consumer, telecommunications, and finance verticals to be the three biggest spenders. ...read more

Malaysians Changing Telecom Service Providers Due to Lack of Transparency in Pricing & Subscription Plan
The lack of transparency in pricing and subscription plans are driving customers away from their telecommunication service provider, says Frost & Sullivan. ...read more

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

Older Mobile Users Spur Data Traffic Growth in the USA
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, ...read more