How telecom providers are embracing cognitive app development

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Mobile internet applications are evolving rapidly. Cognitive computing technologies will inspire telecom service providers to profoundly change their business model in new creative ways. Deploying intelligent voice control apps on smartphones was just the beginning of this trend.

As an example, mobile network operators are increasing their investment in big data analytics and machine learning technologies as they transform into digital application developers and cognitive service...

By David H. Deans, 21 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Developers, Operators.

Why big data and analytics revenue will hit more than $203bn by 2020

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The data-driven business era is creating demand for new products and services. Worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics (BDA) will grow from $130.1 billion in 2016 to more than $203 billion in 2020, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).

This market is forecast to grow 11.3 percent in 2016 after revenues reached $122 billion worldwide in 2015, and is forecast to continue at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.7 percent through...

By David H. Deans, 11 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, Industry, Infrastructure.

How the global mobile messaging market competition continues to escalate

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Mobile network service provider revenue loss from 'grey route' application-to-person (A2P) traffic will amount to $62 billion over the next six years, despite the increased deployment of security measures, according to the latest worldwide market study by Juniper Research.

Historically, the A2P service offering was used for mobile alerts or as a billing methodology and transport for simple content and services - both for one-off downloads or actions (such as voting) and for recurring...

By David H. Deans, 07 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Content, Operators, OTT Services.

Analysing why 5G will deliver enhanced mobile internet experiences

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The next generation of wireless communications will apply 5G technologies, and demand for service offerings is evolving slowly. The very first discussions about 5G started in 2012, and in 2013 NTT DoCoMo considered the possibility of deploying 5G in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Soon after, South Korea set the target for 5G pre-standard national service -- in reality, a 4.5G offering -- for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018.  Since then, 5G R&D developments...

By David H. Deans, 27 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Connectivity, LTE, Networks.

How M2M and IoT enable new data-intensive applications

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During the last couple of years, machine-to-machine (M2M) technology has become an integral part of the services offered by global telecom providers and a significant revenue stream for M2M app specialists. They've developed comprehensive offerings, designed to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

Meanwhile, the associated business models are beginning to account for new use case concepts and application developments; one of the latest to gain significant traction being the Internet...

By David H. Deans, 26 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Infrastructure, IoT, M2M.

Why M2M service revenues will reach $67bn by 2021

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Mobile network operators are investing in infrastructure that enables the delivery of Internet of Things (IoT) service offerings. They're also establishing relationships with leading technology vendor partners - to create a viable ecosystem that will attract software application developers.

Cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) connections will reach 733 million globally by 2021, according to the latest worldwide study by Ovum. Moreover, they also have forecast that total cellular M2M...

By David H. Deans, 12 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, M2M, Networks.

Why global IoT revenue is set to hit $3 trillion by 2025

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Current estimates of the commercial impact from the Internet of Things (IoT) market opportunity are already being rated in the billions and trillions. Machina Research recently published its annual guidance on the growth of the global IoT market, adding more data and insight to the future projections.

China and the U.S. will compete for dominance of the global market by 2025. China, which will account for 21 percent of global IoT connections, will be slightly ahead of the U.S. 20...

By David H. Deans, 22 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Innovation, IoT, LTE, Research.

Why more pay-TV providers in Europe are offering streaming video

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Streaming video entertainment services, such as those available from Netflix and Amazon, have already had a significant impact on the pay-TV sector in North America. As a result, European pay-TV operators that witnessed this disruption are eager to consider options that would enable them to transform their business.Amazon Video has announced it will be launching its Amazon Streaming Partners Program (ASPP) in Europe. Amazon operates a platform business model for video; it provides flexible video entertainment services to consumers and content rights holders, plus it's already present in...

By David H. Deans, 15 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Content, OTT Services, Smart TV.

How fleet management systems are adopting IoT and M2M apps

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Growing applications for Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) technologies will transform commercial vehicle fleets. Moreover, the active fleet management systems already deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in North America was 5.8 million during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2015, according to the latest market study by Berg Insight.

Increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17 percent, the fleet management systems installed base in North America is...

By David H. Deans, 05 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, M2M.

Western Europe OTT video will reach $14.6bn by 2021

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Online video entertainment has disrupted most legacy media companies that refused to acknowledge the market opportunities beyond traditional pay-TV services. This shift has become a global phenomenon. The impact and implications are far-reaching.

Western European over-the-top (OTT) television and video revenues will more than double between 2015 and 2021. However, growth rates within each nation will vary considerably, according to findings from the latest market study by Digital...

By David H. Deans, 20 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Broadcast, OTT Services, Smart TV.

Assessing technology, media and telecom M&A trends for 2016

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The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector has experienced a re-balancing compared to the record M&A activity seen in 2015, according to the latest global market study by Mergermarket.

During the first half (H1) of 2016, 1,363 deals worth $223.1 billion represented a 41.6 percent decrease in value compared to H1 2015 ($382.3 billion, 1,580 deals), and the weakest H1 deal value and count since 2013 ($173.5 billion, 1,056 deals).

Reflecting this...

By David H. Deans, 18 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Operators.

Big data analytics apps are transforming IoT operations

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As more enterprises embrace the Internet of Things (IoT), we're seeing an increase in demand for analytics apps that can extract insight and meaning from sources of big data. Vendors are now busy identifying opportunities for software and professional services to assist buyers with their transformation projects.

According to the latest market study by Technology Business Research (TBR), 57 percent of analytics software customers in IT departments believe analytics adoption 'significantly'...

By David H. Deans, 06 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud, IoT.

Why 5G is forecast to reach 24 million subscribers by 2021

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The ongoing evolution of mobile network infrastructure to fifth-generation (5G) technologies is already in the planning stages within much of the developed world, as mobile internet traffic fuels the demand for more data bandwidth. Meanwhile, 4G investment has peaked in several key markets.

North America and Asia will each account for more than 40 percent of global 5G subscriptions at the end of 2021, followed by Europe with more than 10 percent of subscriptions, with the Middle...

By David H. Deans, 04 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Broadband.

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.

Mobile internet growth is enabled by Chinese vendors

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The evolution of the mobile communication ecosystem continues to advance in 2015, as the enabling smartphone vendor focus moves beyond what they make (products) towards "what they make possible" (socioeconomic freedom) within the emerging markets.Affordable smartphones are a key component of the Mobile Internet success story. The leading manufacturers in China are now producing a variety of low-cost, high-value devices that are empowering people around the globe to access the Web for the very first time.

By David H. Deans, 11 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: China, Devices.

189.7 million people in America own a smartphone

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If you followed the evolution of the mobile communications sector, then you would notice that strategic blunders have humbled several large multinational companies - including dominant telecom system manufacturers, mobile handset makers and proprietary software vendors.In all cases, companies once recognised as leaders in their respective field had to accept defeat. Most of the remaining industry players knew that their relative position in the mobile ecosystem was tentative and subject to ongoing change. That said, CEOs that believe their company is "to big to fail" is the folly...

By David H. Deans, 31 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Mobile, Smartphones.

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.

Here's why most mobile data traffic will migrate to Wi-Fi networks

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Across the globe, mobile data traffic continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, driven primarily by online video usage. The increased number of mobile subscriptions, new smartphone users and the multitude of available software apps have resulted in an explosion in data usage.Worldwide mobile data traffic, generated by all smartphones, feature phones and media tablets, will approach almost 197,000 PB (Petabytes) by 2019 -- that's the equivalent to over 10 billion Blu-ray movies, according to the latest...

By David H. Deans, 02 June 2015, 3 comments. Categories: 5G, Broadband, LTE, WiFi, Wireless.

China is the new wireless broadband market leader

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While it has been a common practice for telecom industry analysts to assess the economic vitality of a nation by ranking their relative investment in fiber optic broadband communication infrastructure, in future the comparison of wireless broadband capabilities will be the key measure of supremacy.By the end of 2014, China had gained almost 100 million 4G LTE mobile service subscriptions in the first year of full commercialization, further demonstrating the nation's unprecedented growth momentum, according to the latest market study by ABI...

By David H. Deans, 26 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, LTE, Wireless.

Industrial Internet of Things will reach 43.5m devices

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As more machine-to-machine (M2M) applications are being created, Internet connectivity will become essential to numerous heavy industries around the globe. The installed base of wireless Internet of Things (IoT) devices in industrial automation reached 10.3 million in 2014, according to the latest worldwide market study by Berg Insight.The number of wireless IoT devices in automation networks is now forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.2 percent to reach...

By David H. Deans, 19 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Devices, IoT, Research.