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Research: Wireless VR set to strain data networks

Research: Wireless VR set to strain data networks

Forecasts from hi-tech consulting firm Juniper Research on Virtual Reality suggest that wireless VR headsets (smartphone-based and standalone) data consumption will grow by over 650 per cent over the next…

UK ranked 31st for broadband speeds

UK ranked 31st for broadband speeds

New data, extracted by broadband recommendation site Cable.co.uk from over 63 million broadband speed tests worldwide has revealed that UK speeds are behind 30 other countries, with an average speed…

Australia: SVoD subscribers up 30%

Australia: SVoD subscribers up 30%

Subscription video on demand (SVoD) services delivered over the Internet continue to feed Australians’ appetite for entertainment with subscriptions reaching 3.7 million at the end of June 2017, a year-on-year…

Analyst: Content protection vendors must become one-stop shop

Analyst: Content protection vendors must become one-stop shop

The global content protection market is transforming, and participants must adapt or fail. Internet protocol (IP) is creating widespread disruption, notes analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. Consumer preferences are shifting…

Kantar adds Facebook ratings

Kantar Media reveals the integration of Facebook data into its Kantar Twitter TV Ratings tool. The enhanced capabilities of its newly renamed Kantar Social TV Ratings tool will deliver an…

Report: Can anyone match Apple, Huawei tablet success?

After 13 straight quarters of year-on-year tablet shipment declines, Apple posted a huge increase in Q2 2017 of +15 per cent. Meanwhile, Huawei has thrilled the industry for the last…

Ofcom: UK a binge viewer nation

Ofcom: UK a binge viewer nation

The UK has become a nation of binge viewers, Ofcom research reveals, with eight in ten adults now watching multiple episodes of their favourite shows in a single sitting. The…

Sky introduces anti-churn loyalty programme

Having revealed in its Full Year results that on a 12-month rolling basis churn was 11.5 per cent, Sky has taken steps to address the problem, with the introduction of…

Hulu SVoD users pick streaming over pay-TV

Hulu SVoD users pick streaming over pay-TV

When asked to choose between their legacy pay-TV and SVoD services, Hulu on-demand users are 37 per cent more likely than Amazon Prime users and 29 per cent more likely…

ITU: Youth continue to dominate Internet usage

ITU: Youth continue to dominate Internet usage

Data released by ITU, the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), show that 830 million young people are online, representing 80 per cent of the youth…