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Tablet shipments up 5% in Q2

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According to research from Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments reached 52.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014. Tablet shipments from both Apple and Samsung were down on Q2 2013 volumes. Second quarter 2014 Global Tablet shipments were up 5 per cent at 52.4 million units, with Asus and Lenovo the only top 5 ranked vendors delivering shipment growth […]

Broadband equipment passes $2bn in Q2

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released vendor market share and preliminary analysis from its Q2 2014 for PON, FTTH, and DSL Aggregation Equipment and Subscribers report. “Operators around the world are binging on broadband,” says Jeff Heynen, principal analyst for broadband access and pay TV at Infonetics Research. “Driven by GPON and vectoring, the broadband aggregation market passed the […]

4K forecasts ‘too optimistic’

Bright forecasts for consumer use of 4K or Ultra-HD video are overly optimistic, according to a report from TDG. While 4K will ultimately reach the mainstream, it will be a niche market for at least another five years, with widespread viewing of 4K content arriving in 2019 and growing quickly beyond. Joel Espelien, author of the report, notes

Google TV will disrupt Apple and Roku

The arrival of Google’s Android TV platform could well disrupt the landscape for streaming media players now dominated by Roku and Apple TV, potentially disturbing a rapidly expanding market that sells tens of millions of units every year, according to research from IHS Technology. The worldwide installed base for streaming media players is forecast to reach

OTT services see 4K differentiation opportunities

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4K or Ultra-HD is the future, but it’s a marathon, not a sprint to higher resolutions. And while 1080p TV screens are the norm and mobile screen resolutions continue to climb, plenty of streamed HD content is still distributed in 720p or lower, say executives at ABI Research. OTT services such as Netflix, VUDU, and M-GO, which exclusively distribute content […]

Australia: 52% of streaming TV mobile

Mobile screen time is leading the way in Australia according to data released by IAB and Nielsen which shows that 52 per cent of digital screen time is spent on mobile devices.  The findings, which come from the second round of data in the IAB / Nielsen Mobile Audience Panel Pilot study, found that average digital screen time per person […]

Surprise bounce for LCD TV market

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Liquid-crystal-display television (LCD TV) panels enjoyed unexpected growth in the first half of this year, tied to enthusiastic TV viewing because of the World Cup and other factors that benefited the market, according to a report from IHS. Global LCD TV panel shipments during the first six months of 2014 rose 3 per cent from the same period a year […]

Value-added features make STBs seem obsolete

Smart applications and more interaction with the TV, both with different devices and for better navigation without a cumbersome TV remote, are priorities for consumers’ next TV purchase in the UK and US. A  study from the Digital Home Observatory (DHO) at Strategy Analytics

Social media creates more TV fans

Television viewing used to be an experience strictly between viewer and show, with water cooler talk coming the day after. The rise of social TV has changed that relationship, and according a study by Nielsen, more and more Americans are quickly warming up to this new behaviour. With tablets, smartphones and laptops at their side, TV viewers can follow their […]

Fixed broadband investments rebounding in Brazil

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its newanalysis of the fixed broadband market in Brazil, tracking GPON, FTTH, and cable broadband equipment. “Spending on fixed broadband equipment in Brazil stalled in 2013 as telco operators slowed their purchases of new equipment after higher spending the prior two years. However, we expect

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