123.3 million Americans now own a smartphone
425 million IP connected devices in U.S. homes
How telecom infrastructure investment will drive growth
The top 10 telecom and media trends for 2013
How smartphone advances improve other products
Dateline 2013: Samsung and Apple battle escalates
The status quo for mobile application distribution
Why smartphone competition will escalate in 2013
1.7 billion mobile phones were shipped in 2012
New hope emerges for Windows-based Ultrabooks
The emerging M2M ecosystem will reach $35bn by 2016
Rise of the global mobile data roaming empire
Americans viewed 37 billion videos in October 2012
comScore released data showing that 183 million U.S. Internet users watched more than 37 billion online content videos in October, while video advertising views reached nearly 11 billion. Google Sites, driven primarily by video viewing at YouTube.com, ranked as the top online American video content property in October with 153.2 million unique viewers, followed by Yahoo! Sites with 55.3 million, NDN with 53.2 million, VEVO with 53.1 million and AOL, Inc. with 53.1 million. More than 37 billion video content views occurred during the month, with Google Sites generating the highest number at 13 billion,...
Big benefits from combining small cells and Wi-Fi
Small cells and Wi-Fi off-load are proven to be the most powerful tools that mobile network operators have to increase data communication capacity for their subscribers. These technologies enable them to meet the demand from a growing number of customers who use smartphones and tablets that are generating rapidly increasing mobile network traffic loads -- due largely to video content consumption. According to the latest market study by Senza Fili, mobile network operators that deploy small cells and Wi-Fi concurrently can reduce their wireless data per-bit costs up to...
Tablet market share fuels the Android ecosystem
Worldwide media tablet shipments totaled 27.8 million units in the third quarter of 2012 (3Q12), according to the latestest updated market study by International Data Corporation (IDC). The tablet market grew 49.5 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2012 and 6.7 percent over the second quarter of 2012. Once again, Google Android-based tablet shipments -- led by Samsung and Amazon -- surged during the quarter. In contrast, the Apple market share retreated significantly. "After a very strong second quarter, Apple saw growth slow as both consumer and commercial (including education) shipments...
The game is on: OTT video revenue to reach $32B by 2017
By 2017, according to the latest market study by ABI Research, over-the-top (OTT) video entertainment service revenue will quadruple to $32 billion -- that's up from the expected $8.2 billion in 2012. Monthly subscription services, such as Netflix, have led the OTT adoption trend the past couple of years, which has helped push the market towards healthy growth and sustained profit margins. By 2014, however, ABI Research expects OTT on-demand rentals to surpass subscription revenues. The resulting impact on Cinema revenues is unknown at this time -- but we can anticipate a significant change, when more new releases are combined...
Exploring the next-gen wearable devices market
According to the latest market study by Juniper Research, the next generation wearable devices market will be worth more than $1.5 billion by 2014 - that's up from just $800 million this year. Juniper says that these wearable device revenues will be largely driven by consumer spending on fitness, multi-functional devices, and healthcare applications. Classified as a future form-factor for computing devices, next generation wearables - including smart glasses and other head-mounted displays - will provide a multitude of functions either independently or in conjunction with a third party platform. Juniper identifies 2014 to be the...
Games will drive mobile app storage in the cloud
The iPad Retina display -- combined with Apple's more liberal app submission policy -- have caused the file sizes of leading iOS applications to grow substantially, especially in the video games category. According to the latest market study by ABI Research, the global average app size across all categories was 23 megabytes in September 2012, that's 16 percent more than in March. For the most popular app category, games, the average size was 60 megabytes, meaning a six-month increase of 42 percent. Meanwhile, the size of leading android apps for a similar sample was around six mega bytes in September -- that's representing an increase of 10...
Exploring new platforms for the Internet of Things
Now on a path to reaching billions of connections for the Internet of Things (IoT), M2M software platforms are facilitating the next wave of mobile network growth. ABI Research projects that revenues from two platforms currently dominating this market - Application Enablement Platforms (AEPs) and Connected Device Platforms (CDPs) - will grow to $3.85 billion by 2017. AEPs try to do what mobile application development platforms do for smartphone applications - decrease M2M application development time and extend application reach. AEP application development functionality seeks to abstract away from the developer those...