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Prediction: Freeview to see increased competition

Prediction: Freeview to see increased competition

Increased movement and competition on UK DTT platform Freeview is among the developments for 2021 predicted by Chris Parsons, Chief Executive at channel operations specialist MediaPaedia Broadcast. His five predictions…

Report: Emerging tech shaping the future of comms

Report: Emerging tech shaping the future of comms

A report from UK comms regulator Ofcom shines a light on the innovative, emerging technologies that could shape the communications industry in the future. Communications services and the technologies used…

Forecast: Virtual assistant market to double by 2024

Forecast: Virtual assistant market to double by 2024

The global market for virtual assistants (VAs) continues to exhibit robust performance, propelled by enhancements in the underlying technologies along with increasing penetration across Consumer Electronics. According to research from…

Forecast: Smartphone replacement cycle to shorten

Forecast: Smartphone replacement cycle to shorten

According to research from Strategy Analytics, the average smartphone replacement cycle in Western Europe will shorten from 40 months in 2020 to 33 months by 2025. Improving economic conditions after…

Research: US consumers buying larger TVs

Research: US consumers buying larger TVs

Over the last several years American TV screens have been inching up in size. Overall, installed TVs in the US are larger – 15 per cent are 60 inches or…

Analysts: Sub-$200 5G smartphones in 2021

Analysts: Sub-$200 5G smartphones in 2021

The 5G smartphone market is now outperforming its predecessor generations on nearly every metric. Between the number of mobile devices, subscribers, and networks available at launch, 5G is the most…

Report: Apple & Google key to driving TV sales

Report: Apple & Google key to driving TV sales

Global TV sales remain stable and will stay that way, with Futuresource Consulting forecasting growth of less than one per cent CAGR between 2018 and 2024. This obscures the underlying…

Analyst: TV market boosted by lockdown western consumers

Analyst: TV market boosted by lockdown western consumers

The global TV market is on track to achieve 1.2 per cent growth in 2020 and is set to end the year on more than 233 million shipments, according to…

Survey: Data tops speed for mobile users

Survey: Data tops speed for mobile users

Research conducted by mobile network performance testing specialist RootMetrics by IHS Markit into consumer and business attitudes towards network loyalty, speed and 5G has challenged some of the industry’s conventional…

Forecast: 8K TV sales will generate £2.5bn in 2021

Forecast: 8K TV sales will generate £2.5bn in 2021

Deloitte predicts that one-million 8K TVs will be sold in 2021, generating £2.5 billion (€2.7bn) in revenue globally. The average selling price of an 8K set is currently more than…

Report: Apple wants bigger slice of Smart Speaker pie

Report: Apple wants bigger slice of Smart Speaker pie

Apple’s November launch of the $99/£99/€99 HomePod Mini comes at an ideal time, according to Futuresource Consulting. As the smart speaker market starts to mature in key western markets such…

Survey: Traffic management, QoE top streaming concerns

Survey: Traffic management, QoE top streaming concerns

A survey, Growing Demands for Video Streaming Drive Companies to Intelligent Traffic Management Solutions,  conducted by streaming media analyst Dan Rayburn and modern application and access networking specialist NS1, shows…

Forecast: Euro fibre 202m homes passed in 2026

Forecast: Euro fibre 202m homes passed in 2026

The latest FTTH Forecasts for 2020 and 2026 have been revealed at the FTTH virtual Conference 2020, prepared by IDATE with the FTTH Council Europe’s Market Intelligence Committee. These numbers…

Report: CPE & video demand impacting sustainability

Report: CPE & video demand impacting sustainability

What is described as the “staggering” disparity between the energy demands of emerging consumer devices and immersive video experiences has spotlighted the need for more environmentally sustainable choices across the…

Report: Q3 broadband access equipment spend remains strong

According to a report by Dell’Oro Group, a source for market information about the telco, networks, and data centre IT industries, total global revenue for broadband access equipment increased to…

Data: Q3 Smartphone sales 5.7% decline

Data: Q3 Smartphone sales 5.7% decline

Worldwide smartphone sales to end-users totalled 366 million units in the third quarter of 2020, down 5.7 per cent from the third quarter of 2019, according to research and advisory…

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