List of Reports News Articles

Operating System Increasingly Important for Selection And Brand Satisfaction
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

PC Shipments Drive Smart Connected Devices in Western Europe
The smart connected device market continued to grow in 2Q14 with combined shipments of PCs, tablets, and smartphones reaching 52.5 million units, an increase of 2.8% over the same period last year, more

Worldwide Phablet Shipments to Surpass Portable PCs in 2014 and Tablets by 2015
Worldwide phablet shipments could reach 175 million units worldwide in 2014, passing the 170 million portable PCs expected to ship during the same period, according to IDC. more