Service providers have a big opportunity with machine-to-machine (M2M), if they focus on the right things, according to a new report from market research firm Ovum. Carriers may miss out on the biggest opportunities if they concentrate solely on managed connectivity for enterprise businesses and organizations, says Ovum. They would do well to highlight “their ability to transport, collect and aggregate large amounts of information to grasp a bigger share” of the M2M market.
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Global revenues from sales of tablet games will triple by 2019, according to new market research from Juniper Research, rising from $3.6 billion this year to $13.3 billion. Improved storage capacity, better graphics, more in the way of mobile broadband connectivity and consumers' preferences for convenience and ubiquity will be key factors fueling the rise.
NetAmerica CEO & Chairman Roger Hutton provides update on the state of the industry and the Alliance.
Roger Hutton is the Chairman and CEO of NetAmerica Alliance, where he leads the management team and is responsible for strategic oversight of the company to ensure the success of NetAmerica Members. Roger has over 40 years of experience in the telecom industry having served senior executive roles in a number of organizations. He was recently elected to the Oklahoma Telephone Association Hall of Fame.
Mobile app and service users signing up for automatic log-ons across multiple devices and sharing passwords and handset PIN codes with friends, family and colleagues are leaving back doors open for hackers, according to new market research from identity and credential management technology specialist Intercede.
In an about-face, IT workers who are tasked with managing corporate networks are embracing the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and bring-your-own-application (BYOA) trends, according to new market research from TrackVia. Forty-one percent of over 1,000 U.S. workers surveyed by TrackVia said the tools companies provide don't meet their needs. Seventy-six percent of 250 IT department workers claimed they know this is why employees are using their own apps and devices.
In another example of how mobile broadband is shaping our lives and communities, the rise of connected cars is the latest application to become aware of. Mobile broadband connectivity to the car represents a growing business opportunity for carriers and a quality of life issue for the communities they serve.
Technological innovation and change has always driven changes in social behavior, values and attitudes, including those relating to work and careers. A new study from RingCentral regarding the work habits and attitudes of Millennials – those born between the early 1980's and early 2000's – indicates that companies "must adapt the right tools, policies and procedures to empower this new generation of employees."
The impact of mobile wireless on society continues to grow and banking is a bright spot. More than 1.75 billion people will have used their mobile phones to do some banking by the end of 2019. That compares to a mere 800 million that will do so this year, according to a new mobile banking report from Juniper Research.
At NetAmerica Alliance, we are working closely with our Members, along with our partners (Sprint and Ericsson) to build and operate the most highly performing network possible to provide the rural consumer with an exemplary 4G LTE mobile experience. In a competitive environment, network performance is a critical factor for success. Subscribers have little patience for poor performing networks, especially when it impacts their app performance.
The world's fast-growing population of 4G LTE mobile broadband subscribers are consuming much more data and making greater use of service providers' mobile data services than their 3G counterparts, according to the latest market data and analysis from mobile analytics provider Mobidia.
4G LTE wireless broadband network access is now available in 31 more countries than it was a year ago – a 40 percent year-over-year increase, according to the GSA (Global Mobile Suppliers Association). Thirty-five commercial LTE networks have been launched year to date, GSA adds, bringing the overall total to 300 operators in 107 countries. GSA expects there will be more than 350 by the end of the year.
Smartphone owners are responding positively to wireless carriers' early upgrade enrollment plans, but the results could be even better if providers could assure that smartphone customers receive timely and accurate information at retail outlets, according to new market research from the NPD Group.
Among many key findings from their annual Ericsson Mobility Report, Ericsson finds wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) connections will play an active part and growing role in the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). The number of active cellular M2M devices will grow three-to four-fold by 2019, increasing from 200 million as of year-end 2013, Ericsson forecasts in the report.
Buzzword it may be, but the Internet of Things (IoT) – which includes machine-to-machine (M2M) communications – is growing rapidly and extending to encompass an ever-wider array of applications that provide the context within which we live our daily lives.
The inconvenience of switching mobile service providers is the primary reason just over one-in-four mobile subscribers said they stay with their current provider, according to results of new market research on loyalty and retention of mobile customers released May 14 by Xerox's WDS.
With Apple's acquisition of Beats once again focusing attention on the digital and Internet music space, Strategy Analytics reports that mobile phone users continue to embrace music as a preferred application for their smartphone.
Smartphone ownership and use is widening and deepening across the U.S. population. A majority of Americans of all age groups for the first time owned smartphones as of 1Q 2014, with 51 percent of Americans over 55 owning one, up 10 percent from 1Q 2013, according to new market research from Nielsen.
Among other key goals, smart cities aim to reduce pollution and waste, and maximize efficiency of water, energy and other resources, which has helped raise the concept of the "smart city" to national and international prominence. While often looked at as an urban phenomenon, NTCA has raised the profile of this issue to rural markets with their smart rural community's project. Any successful smart community, urban or rural, will need an advanced 4G wireless network to ensure ubiquitous data coverage.
Demonstrating a thriving 4G LTE ecosystem, North America 4G LTE connections surpassed 100 million as of year-end 2013, half the worldwide total. There were 417 million LTE and HSPA connections across North and Latin America, representing over one-third of total mobile connections in the Americas region, according to the latest market data gathered by Informa Telecoms & Media for 4G Americas.
Smartphone and tablets continue to register the highest annual increases in online video viewing despite facing increased competition from new connected consumer electronic (CE) devices, such as Google Chromecast and new game consoles from Microsoft and Sony, according to a new report from ABI Research.