List of Reports News Articles

Digital Marketing Is Now Mainstream
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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