Vodafone study reveals 76% of companies believe the IoT will be 'critical' to future success

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Vodafone has released its fourth annual IoT Barometer Report which examines the sentiment which businesses have towards Internet of Things-related developments. In the latest study, Vodafone found 76 percent of companies believe the IoT to be 'critical' to future success. 

By Ryan Daws, 14 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Disruption, Innovation, IoT, M2M, Research.

How mobile internet use drives more network expansions

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Mobile internet applications have grown exponentially over the last decade, especially within urban areas around the globe. Mobile network service providers have started to deploy small cell wireless communications technology to support the growing demand.

Outdoor small cell deployments were off to a slow start, but are now showing signs that they will grow significantly over the next several years, according to the latest worldwide market study by IHS...

By David H. Deans, 20 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Research, Small Cells.

Global telecom API platform market to hit £3.4bn by 2022

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The latest report on the global telecom API industry from Market Research Engine argues the market is projected to see CAGR of over 19% in the period 2015–2022 and is slated to see valuation in excess of $5 billion (£3.4 billion) by 2022.

Drastic growth in the mobile applications market has ensured demand for telecom APIs and telecom companies own several APIs. The requirement for API management is on the rise as more telecom operators are going digital in addition to...

By Telecoms, 11 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Developers, OTT Services, Research.

Research: Slow broadband is costing SMEs

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Although it's anticipated the average employee spends just 15 minutes per day waiting for web-based requests to complete – across eight members of staff that adds up to a full day wasted over the course of a week. 

In new research commissioned by Virgin Media Business, over 1,100 senior "decision makers" in small UK businesses were questioned about the...

By Ryan Daws, 25 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Connectivity, Research, SMEs.

Mobile data services under-perform in the eyes of UK smartphone users

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As our lifestyles become reliant on access to a reliable data connection, mobile networks are expected to maintain a consistent level of high performance. In a survey conducted by Vasona Networks, the majority of UK consumers have indicated their dissatisfaction with current mobile internet performance. 

Over two-thirds of the respondents (67%) said they expect “good...

By Ryan Daws, 17 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Capacity, Connectivity, Consumers, Industry, Infrastructure, Networks, Operators, Research.

Ofcom reveals the worst telecoms providers of Q3 2015

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Ofcom has published data this morning which reveals the worst telecoms providers in terms of complaints the regulator had received over a three-month period from July to September 2015. It contains data about 13 providers of landline, fixed line broadband, mobile, and pay TV services. 

Across most of the board, the overall volume of complaints made to Ofcom increased between...

By Ryan Daws, 15 December 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Broadband, Consumers, Industry, Mobile, Operators, Regulation, Research.

Streaming video now creates 70 percent of web traffic – other interesting facts revealed

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Back in May, we reported Netflix customers in Australia were having their access throttled by ISPs due to how much strain video streaming was putting on the country's infrastructure. At the time we reported that Netflix accounted for 20 – 25 percent of web traffic after just two months of its launch...

By Ryan Daws, 08 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Capacity, Industry, Infrastructure, Research.

5G uptake predicted faster than 4G – subscriptions to hit 150m by 2021

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According to Ericsson's latest Mobility Report, 5G is set to be in huge demand with 150 million subscribers expected to adopt it by 2021 - a year after the technology is due to hit the market. Such a large uptake over a short period would mean 5G is adopted much faster than 4G has. 

The markets which Ericsson predicts will lead 5G uptake is...

By Ryan Daws, 17 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Consumers, Europe, Industry, IoT, Research.

Superfluidity Project wants to build a cloud-based 5G network

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A consortium of vendors and institutions are collaborating on a project called 'Superfluidity' which hopes to build a 5G network based on cloud principles. The converged 5G virtual network and service platform will be distributed over the mobile edge and core of 5G networks extending up to data centers. 

The project describes itself as tackling...

By Ryan Daws, 10 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Cloud, Infrastructure, Innovation, Networks, Research.

EE plans on growth from IoT-based innovation

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With over half a million business and public sector organisation accounts, EE is looking towards future growth potential and has released some insightful research in conjunction with the Centre for Economic & Business Research (CEBR) and YouGov into 4G adoption and the impact of the IoT on the UK economy.

The Internet of Things...

By Ryan Daws, 29 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Consumers, Industry, Innovation, IoT, Operators, Research.

Ericsson introduces 5G research exchange project - aims for unified infrastructure market

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Ericsson has announced the launch of a research exchange project between industry partners which aims to advance the development of 5G technology and create a unified European infrastructure market.

The 5G Exchange (5GEx) project is described as a Phase 1 5G infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) and integrates multiple operators and various technologies. 5G PPP was initiated by the EU Commission to ensure the necessary solutions, architectures,...

By Ryan Daws, 27 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Connectivity, Industry, Infrastructure, Innovation, Research, Standards.

Russian president discusses technological innovation and its effect on global relations

On the fifth anniversary of the Skolkovo Foundation, the ex-President of Russia has spoke about how the foundation has advanced technological innovation and how co-operation in the space helps to support international relations during turbulent political waters. 

Dmitry Medvedev, who held office from 2008 to 2012, signed a law during his tenure which gave rise to the not-for-profit Skolkovo Foundation which manages the innovation park of the same name. The goal of the foundation is "to create...

By Ryan Daws, 28 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Europe, Government, Industry, Innovation, N America, Research.

Highlights: Communications Market 2015 report

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Telecoms regulator Ofcom has released its annual Communications Market report which, as you can imagine, is rather comprehensive. The report does however contain interesting facts and figures about the direction of the industry. In this article, we'll dissect the report into key highlights which could be important when making informed business decisions in the future. 

The UK is now a...

Research: Poor Wi-Fi forces consumers to use mobile data

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New research from Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) points to one in four consumers using their mobile data at home due to poor Wi-Fi networks; which could pose an issue with operators' plans to solve gaps in mobile signal with Voice-over-WiFi solutions. 

The study, which polled 2,000 UK adults, revealed that one in seven...

By Ryan Daws, 21 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Consumers, Industry, LTE, Mobile, Operators, Research, VoiP, WiFi.

Global M2M revenues will reach $40 billion by 2019

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During the last couple of years, machine-to-machine (M2M) offerings have become a key part of the product portfolio at telecom service providers and a significant new revenue stream for the few specialists.The management of devices is key to M2M offerings, and it distinguishes the capabilities from the broader Internet of Things (IoT), where any object may be furnished with wireless connectivity on an ad-hoc basis.Juniper Research has forecast that...

By David H. Deans, 05 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, M2M, Research.

Ericsson paves the way for insane 5G speeds

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Researchers at Ericsson have been working on technologies to help shape 5G in the coming years, with perhaps one of the most exciting advancements being 'Multipoint Connectivity with Distributed MIMO' which the company demonstrated late last month. 

The technology allows devices to ping multiple towers and maintain more than one datastream at a time for enhanced speed...

By Ryan Daws, 01 June 2015, 1 comment. Categories: 5G, Capacity, Connectivity, Infrastructure, Innovation, IoT, Networks, Research.

Connected cars will create "traffic jams" for mobile networks

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During rush hour periods, we all expect the roads to become congested and our cars to crawl to their destination. But as we connect all these vehicles to mobile networks, it's the virtual highways which will come grinding to a halt unless preparations are in-place. 

A new 

By Ryan Daws, 21 May 2015, 2 comments. Categories: Capacity, Devices, Disruption, Industry, Infrastructure, M2M, Research.