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Report: Smartphone market shrinks 17% in Q4

Worldwide smartphone shipments fell 17 per cent year on year in Q4 2022 reports Canalys Research. Full-year 2022 shipments declined by 11 per cent to fewer than 1.2 billion, reflecting a challenging year for all vendors. Apple reclaimed the top spot in Q4 and achieved its highest quarterly market share ever at 25 per cent, […]

January 18, 2023

Research: Consumers increase mobile video consumption

Parks Associates’ research finds that consumers have maintained recent increases in the amount of time they spend watching video on their mobile phones, while time spent consuming video on a TV set, tablet, and computer continues to decrease. Advertising-based online video (AVoD) accounts for the largest share at nearly two hours per week on average, […]

December 1, 2022

Research: Brits waste £260m of mobile data monthly

Sky Mobile has reached three million customers and now claims to be the fastest-growing mobile provider in the UK. With Sky Mobile enabling customers to ‘roll’ and therefore keep their spare data every month, these three million customers are protected from the ‘data consumption gap’ – the gulf between the data paid for and the […]

November 25, 2022

Wyler: “Comms future must be heterogeneous”

Greg Wyler, a serial entrepreneur who founded O3b, OneWeb and now the Rwanda-backed e-Space concept of 300,000 low Earth orbiting satellites, explained to delegates his vision for satellite industry at the Riyadh Connecting the World from the Skies event. He said 10 years from now there should be no difference between satellite and terrestrial. “Everything […]

November 17, 2022

Apple iPhone’s SOS service goes live

Apple iPhone 14 owners in the US and Canada can now use their phone’s Text-based satellite SOS service when they are in uninhabited or dead zones as far as cellular or WiFi connectivity is concerned. In the event of an emergency their phone can send a Text message to one of 24 orbiting Globalstar satellites […]

November 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Apple invests in satellite-to-phone scheme

BApple is investing $450 million (€435.6m) as part of its strategy to supply emergency Text/SOS messaging from satellites to suitable iPhones (initially iPhone 14 models). Much of the cash goes to Louisiana-based satellite operator Globalstar which Apple has already announced as a key partner in the scheme. The investment cash comes from Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing […]

November 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Data: iPhone 13 remains most popular smartphone

Kantar, the marketing data and analytics company, has released its latest Worldpanel ComTech OS smartphone data. It reveals that, despite rising inflation and severe supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, Apple’s iOS platform grew its installed base year on year across the European 5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Great Britain), […]

November 2, 2022

Report: “Satellite phone connectivity nearly mainstream”

A report from Northern Sky Research (NSR) suggests that satellite-based phone connectivity is “on the brink of mainstream adoption”. NSR says that the latest collaboration agreements between likes of SpaceX, T-Mobile, Apple and Globalstar have reinforced the notion of early deployments. “Satellite operators AST SpaceMobile, Lynk and Omnispace are also advancing in partnership with mobile […]

October 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Iridium to enable smartphone connectivity

Apple’s iPhone 14 has already promised ‘emergency’ S.O.S. connectivity in remote areas in the US or Canada by using Globalstar direct-to-smartphone satellites. Now Iridium, already extremely active in supplying satellite-phone connections, says it will bring in “basic” S.O.S. for emergencies and casual use. Apple’s service will provide iPhone 14 users outside of a normal cellular […]

October 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: Smart TVs, Roku dominate streaming in Q2

Conviva, the streaming analytics platform, has released the results of its quarterly State of Streaming Report which shows continued growth in the global streaming market, including gains of 14 per cent in Q2 2022 as compared to Q2 2021. Asia and Latin America saw the most growth – 90 per cent and 70 per cent, […]

September 9, 2022