List of Reports News Articles

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

Third of Airline Boarding Passes to Be Issued via Mobile Devices by 2019
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 ...read more

Tablet Growth Hits the Brakes, Slowing to the Low Single Digits in the Years Ahead
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. ...read more

Increased Amount of Data from Multiple Devices Boosts Mobile Advertising in Latin America
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, ...read more

Wireless is Redefining the Home Audio Market
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, ...read more

Wireless Network Problem Incidence Increases as Texting and Web Use Grows
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, ...read more

The $46 Billion Opportunity Cost for Mobile Operators Due to Market Distractions
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. ...read more

Worldwide WLAN Market Shows Slower Growth in Fourth Quarter of 2014
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). ...read more

Internet Music Services Rise, Putting Pressure on Traditional Music Listening
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 ...read more

4G to Cover More Than Three-Quarters of Latin American Population by 2020
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. ...read more

Wearable Electronics Bring Opportunities for Sensors After Smartphones and Tablets
The wearable devices space is viewed as the next goldmine of opportunity for sensor manufacturers as profits shrink in the smartphone and tablet segments. ...read more

Tablet Adoption in Commercial Segment to Drive Growth in Western Europe
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). ...read more

Stronger Competition Forecast for Mobile Phone Display Manufacturers This Year
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. ...read more

GSMA Report Examines Gender Diversity in the Telecommunications Sector
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. ...read more

Optical Network Hardware Market Sees Diverse Results by Vendor and Region in 2014
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, ...read more

Location-based Ambient Intelligence Is the Next Big Leap in Consumer Applications
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 ...read more

Voice over LTE Activity Sends Service Provider VoIP Equipment Market Up 12%
The global service provider voice over IP (VoIP) and IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) equipment market grew 12 percent in 2014, to $4.2 billion, ...read more

81% of Operators Say VoLTE is Key to Competing with OTTs
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. ...read more

Smartphone and Automotive Display Revenue Swelled in 2014
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 ...read more

App Downloads To Exceed 235bn This Year as Chinese Market Continues to Surge
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. ...read more

Browsing Top category among Tablets, Social Leads Smartphones
On smartphones, Social media emerges as the top category, which is followed closely by Browsing and Communication. ...read more

Install Base for Mobile Games Reaches 1 Billion for the First Time in 2014
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 ...read more

App Download Volume and User Acquisition Costs in January Shatter Records
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. ...read more

Nearly Third of Canadian Mobile Phone Users Phone a Friend While Shopping
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. ...read more