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Analysis: STB market contraction to stabilise post-2024

Set-top box (STB) shipments continued to decline in 2021, driven by a combination of migration to streaming, market saturation, consumer cost-cutting measures, and supply chain constraints, according to technology intelligence firm ABI Research’s Set-Top Boxes and CPE market data report. ABI Research says that a global, subdued demand will result in a contraction of global […]

September 30, 2022

Forecast: Metaverse device installed base at 100m in 2024

As investment in the metaverse grows, ownership of dedicated metaverse devices (VR and AR headsets) is set to surge. The Strategy Analytics Metaverse, Augmented and Virtual Reality (MAV) report, Metaverse Device Forecast 2014-2027, predicts the installed base to double by 2024, from 50 million today. The report author, Executive Director David MacQueen, commented: “Growing investment in […]

September 28, 2022

Research: Honest claims most valued by media tech buyers

Broadcast and media technology buying decisions are being driven by a search for vendors who are honest and open, according to the findings of research commissioned by specialist PR and marketing company Bubble Agency. The research reveals that buyers prioritise products meeting today’s needs from vendors they can trust, a factor which translates into a […]

September 16, 2022

Report: Major shifts in smart home usage

Findings from the first biannual Plume IQ Smart Home Market Report from personalised communications services specialist Plume reveal comprehensive intelligence about the growth of the smart home sector, including the changing popularity, penetration and usage of connected devices and home networks. The report analyses anonymised and aggregated data from a cross-section of the 41 million […]

August 31, 2022

Analysis: Challenging times for CE market

After a strong 2020 driven by the pandemic stay-at-home, the global market for consumer electronics faced a slow-down in 2021 that continued in the first half of 2022, according to research firm GfK. 2022 year saw an 8 per cent drop compared to the same period in 2021, standing at a total of $39 billion. […]

August 30, 2022

Forecast: Installed smart devices to exceed 2bn in 2022

The global smart home market is expected to experience consecutive years of softening growth starting in 2021 before an upward trajectory resumes in 2023 according to Omdia. The downward trend is attributed to a combination of factors including wage stagnation, increased unemployment and a large decline in projected retail sales, especially in 2022. Strong growth, […]

August 17, 2022

Report: OLED panel shipments fall in Q2

A report from Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) says that OLED panel revenues increased 12 per cent y-o-y while there was a 3 per cent fall as a result of form factor mix changes for smartphones and y-o-y growth for automotive, game, notebook PCs, monitors, tablets and AR/VR in Q2 2022. Smartphones remained the largest […]

August 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: 5G small cell deployments to accelerate

Mobile network operators promise their subscribers that 5G will provide higher capacity, faster speed, higher energy efficiency, lower RAN latency, and create massive connectivity. However, these come at the cost of skyrocketing mobile data traffic demands. According to the 5G Small Cells application analysis report from technology intelligence firm ABI Research, worldwide 5G mobile data […]

August 17, 2022

Survey: Cloud adoption priority for only 27% of broadcasters

A survey of broadcasters across the world, undertaken on behalf of Nevion, a Sony Group Company and provider of virtualised media production solutions, has found that less than a third (27 per cent) see cloud adoption as a priority, falling behind 5G technology (34 per cent) for example. This is at odds with the almost […]

August 16, 2022

Research: 48% of businesses looking for space in Metaverse

Meetings in the Metaverse could become reality for millions of UK workers in the near future after a study found that hundreds of businesses are looking for, or building, office space in the virtual technology. Research undertaken by Regus, part of the world’s largest flexible workspace group IWG, found that two thirds (66 per cent) […]

August 16, 2022