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Nearly 1bn Connected TVs by 2020

The number of TV sets connected to the Internet will reach 965 million by 2020, up from 103 million at end-2010 and the 339 million expected at end-2014, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. Covering 51 countries, the Connected TV Forecasts report estimates

CEA unveils new logos for 4K UHD displays

US trade body the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has unveiled new logos to designate 4K Ultra High-Definition TVs, monitors and projectors for the home that meet CEA’s voluntary core characteristics for 4K Ultra HD display products announced earlier this year. As devised by CEA’s Ultra HD Communications Working Group and approved without any objections by CEA’s Video Division Board, the […]

Social media driving Millennial TV viewing

A recent Omnibus survey gives insight into how Millennials aged 18-29 experience and find TV shows a full 76 per cent of Millennials report they discover new shows to watch from friends, family and social media, and 73 per cent still watch on a traditional TV set. In addition to watching on a traditional TV, 74 per cent also watch […]

Ultra-HD TVs fast penetrating China market

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Approximately 14 million Ultra-HD TV sets have been shipped globally in 2014, penetrating 6-7 per cent of the overall TV market, according to WitsView, a subsidiary of the Taiwan-based market intelligence firm TrendForce. Chinese vendors, including Skyworth, Changhong and Hisense, have the highest penetration rates. The six largest Chinese brands,

More UHD TVs shipped in Q2 than all of 2013

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More Ultra-HD TV sets were shipped in Q2 2014 than shipped all year in 2013. According to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, 2.1 million sets were shipped in Q2, compared to 1.6 million in 2013. Brands introduced their 2014 model ranges in Q2, with a clear focus on Ultra-HD as the “must-have” consumer feature for high-end […]

DOCSIS channels pass 1m in Q2

Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its 2nd quarter 2014 CCAP, CMTS, and Edge QAM Hardware and Subscribers report, which tracks cable broadband equipment and subscribers. “Easily beating last quarter’s record, combined CCAP (converged cable access platform) and CMTS upstream and downstream DOCSIS channel shipments reached 1.2 million in the second quarter of 2014, the first time total DOCSIS channel […]

Smart card shipments to rise by 2.1bn units by 2019

Global unit shipments of smart cards are expected to rise by 2.1 billion from 2014 through 2019 – about equal to the combined populations of China, the US, Indonesia and Brazil, according to IHS Technology. Smart card shipments in 2019 will rise to 10.9 billion units, up from 8.8 billion in 2014. To put this in perspective, the number of […]

Research encourages Tablet TV launch prospects

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Tablet TV is nearing its San Francisco-area beta launch in partnership with the KOFY-TV station, owned by Granite Broadcasting – and the timing looks to be ideal, according to new data from Frank N. Magid Associates, a research-based strategy consulting firm. There is extremely strong market

Carriers name Cisco top router and switch vendor

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its annual Router and Switch Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey, which explores service providers’ perceptions of edge router and carrier Ethernet switch (CES) manufacturers and their criteria for choosing vendors. “The carriers participating in our latest router/switch survey tell us

Operators move security, QoS, VPN to virtual routers

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2014 Routing, IP Edge, and Packet-Optical Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey, which focuses on operators’ plans for moving router functions from physical routers to software routers, 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GE) adoption, usage of packet-optical transport systems (P-OTS), and the architectural changes occurring to metro networks in next-generation central offices (NG-COs). “Major […]

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