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New Movistar Fusion subs obliged to buy smartphone

In an unprecedented move, Movistar will make all new subscribers acquire a smartphone from its catalogue if they wish to subscribe to its convergent Fusion packages. The company will launch the new ‘Fusion fees’ week commencing April 12th with a €3 monthly rise on average and the obligation for new subscribers to buy a smartphone […]

April 7, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Report: 5G set for 2021 investment boom

5G is entering the third year of an anticipated 10- to 15-year technology cycle with the wind in its sails, according to a study conducted by Bloomberg Intelligence (BI). As 5G plays an ever more influential role in communications, the survey reveals growing optimism within the investment community about the technology’s potential, with a consensus […]

April 1, 2021

Survey: 31% of US “almost constantly” online

As smartphones and other internet-connected devices have become more widespread, 31 per cent of US adults now report that they go online “almost constantly,” up from 21 per cent in 2015, according to a Pew Research Center survey. Overall, 85 per cent of Americans say they go online on a daily basis. That figure includes […]

March 29, 2021

Bank: “Apple moving from hardware to services”

Investment bank Exane/BNPP has issued a comprehensive report on Apple and in summary says that the company is moving from its hardware roots to a platform player. The bank has initiated coverage of Apple (with a “Buy” rating) saying that Apple has evolved from a hardware company to a platform play that cross sells services […]

March 29, 2021By Chris Forrester

Report: Americans watch 42min of mobile video per day

During the pandemic year, Americans watched nearly 42 minutes of video per day on their mobile devices, with growth in time spent on video apps paced by Gen Z (up 44 per cent) and Baby Boomers (up 10 per cent). This data comes from The Pandemic Year in Mobile Apps report, obtained through GWS’ OneMeasure […]

March 24, 2021

Netflix launches Fast Laughs on mobiles

Netflix has launched a new Fast Laughs feature for mobile devices. The feature offers a feed of comedy clips from the streaming platform’s catalogue including films (Murder Mystery), series (Big Mouth), sitcoms (The Crew) and stand-up from comedians like Kevin Hart and Ali Wong. Users can access the feed through their bottom navigation menu by […]

March 4, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Report: iPhones ups market share in US, down in UK

The iPhone 12’s strong performance so far has led eMarketer to increase its projections for iPhone users in the US for 2021 and beyond. The company now expect iPhone usage in the US will grow this year to 116.3 million, slightly ahead of the Q1 2020 projection of 113.4 million. eMarketer has also bumped up […]

February 19, 2021

Report: Consumers streaming more on mobiles amid pandemic

OTT streaming has exploded as consumers seek out on-demand entertainment more than ever before, according to a report released by global app marketing analytics platform Adjust, further demonstrating a fundamental shift in consumption patterns toward mobile. Busting the myth that the majority of mobile streaming takes place on commutes, 84 per cent of consumers across […]

February 18, 2021

Report: Consumer electronics revenues up 7% in 2020

Strong demand for home computers, tablets and games consoles helped consumer electronics trade revenues reach $358.5 billion (€299bn) in 2020, an increase of 7 per cent over 2019, according to the research from Strategy Analytics. According to the report, Global Consumer Electronics Market Forecasts 2014-2024, shipments of home computers and tablets rose 11 per cent […]

February 4, 2021

Apple posts record revenues

Apple posted its highest-ever net profit in Q4 as revenues surpassed forecasts to $111.4 billion (€92bn), driven by a 57 per cent rise in sales in China. Net profit rose 29 per cent to $28.8 billion. Sales in all five of the $2.4 trillion company’s product categories grew at double-digit percentages, led by a 41 […]

January 28, 2021