List of Reports News Articles

Smart Watches In-Use to Reach Over 100mn by 2019
A report has forecast that more than 100 million smart watches will be in use worldwide by 2019, with a host of premium brand launches over the next 12-18 months bringing the category into mainstream consumer consciousness. more

MNOs see strong role for small cells, but backhaul challenges remain
Operators participating in our small cell backhaul survey have yet to scale their small cell deployments, but they are looking to place over 20% of their traffic from the macro network onto small cells by 2018 more

Retailers Expected To Miss Out On Up To $8.6 Billion In M-Commerce During The Holiday Season
With the holiday retail season about to get underway, Jumio, released its mobile commerce analysis that finds that although U.S. retailers are expected to enjoy the most successful mobile holiday shopping season ever more

Operators to Suffer $14B in Lost Revenues This Year, as OTTs Take Market Share
A new report has claimed that voice and messaging traffic lost to OTT (Over The Top) players such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype will cost network operators $14 billion in revenues globally this year, up by 26% on 2013. more

Mobile Device and Wearable Vendors are Struggling with User Interface Complexity
The dominance of touchscreen user interfaces will reduce over the next 5 years as more sensors are introduced to mainstream products and entirely new product form-factors emerge, more

Only AT&T Positioned to Capture Wireless Competitors' Customers
Less than half of the consumers surveyed for the most recent wave of Market Strategies' ongoing Brand Love study would consider a carrier other than their own for these services. more

Four Connected Devices For Every Person In World By 2020
Nearly 12 billion internet-connected devices will be in use worldwide by the end of 2014, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics. more

Sales of Tablets Will Represent Less Than 10 Percent of All Devices in 2014
Tablet sales growth is slowing in 2014 as new hardware buyers turn to alternative devices and existing users extend the lifetime of their tablets. more

Wearable Sensor Market to Expand Sevenfold in Five Years
Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces, shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices will rise by a factor of seven from 2013 through 2019 more

Telco IT Investments Rise as Outsourcing Tops One-Quarter of Total IT Spending
Traditional telecom services may be struggling, but new offerings are showing promise and telco IT units are taking the right steps to spur and support them, more

India's eCommerce Market To Reach $6 Billion in 2015
The India eCommerce market will reach $6 billion in 2015 a 70 percent increase over 2014 revenue of $3.5 billion according to Gartner. more

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