Posts by Andrew Burger

Andrew is a Contributing Editor to Telecompetitor. Having worked in the wholesale debt, money and derivatives markets for a major Japanese bank and later as a business and technology reporter, Andrew now earns his living teaching English overseas and freelance reporting. He's lived and worked on every continent barring Antarctica and has a BA (Geology, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder), and an MBA (Finance, Pace University, NY).

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ABI: Mobile Accessory Revenues Forecast to Hit $110 Billion by 2021

The secondary, or aftermarket, for mobile accessories will grow to exceed $110 billion in 2021, according to a mobile accessory revenues forecast from ABI Research. Aftermarket purchase/sales of Bluetooth smartphone headsets will grow fastest, rising at a 9% CAGR from 2016-2020, ABI highlights in an excerpt from its Mobile Device Accessories Service. Aftermarket sales and...Learn More

Report: Millennial Smartphone Use, 73% Would Give Up Cable TV Before Smartphone

Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) are expected to account for 75% of the global workforce by 2025 and millennial smartphone use is of particular interest. Their craving for ubiquitous, ¨always on¨ high-speed network connectivity, along with their usage habits and preferences, has profound implications throughout the economy and society, especially for network service...Learn More

Report: Healthcare IoT Revenues to Reach $410 Billion by 2022

Growing use of connected medical devices, smartphones and software automation will fuel revenue growth in the global market for healthcare IoT technology, according to new market research from Grand View Research. Global healthcare IoT revenues will reach $410 billion by 2022, the market research company forecasts. Rising incidence of chronic diseases – heart failure, obesity,...Learn More

U.S. Wireless Trends: 4 Million Messages Per Minute, 2.8 Trillion Minutes of Use

Americans consumed more than twice the amount of data in 2015 than they did the year before and three times that of 2013, according to survey data from CTIA on U.S. wireless trends. Network data consumption totaled 9.6 trillion megabytes (MB) last year, up from 3.2 trillion in 2013. Smartphone subscribership and usage were the...Learn More

IDC: Business Analytics and Big Data Spending to Reach $187 Billion by 2019

Business analytics and Big Data spending will increase more than 50% from 2015-2019, according to IDC’s latest ¨Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide.¨IDC’s forecast calls for corporate and enterprise business analytics and Big Data spending to rise from $122 billion to more than $187 billion over that time. The U.S. will account for...Learn More

FCC Consumer Complaint Data Center Launched

A new online FCC Consumer Complaint Data Center aims to provide greater, more detailed and more timely public access to consumer complaint records along with tools to customize how records are viewed. The new platform is part and parcel of FCC efforts to enhance transparency, the commission said. The Consumer Complaint Data Center database is...Learn More

Survey: Netflix Popularity Twice That Of TV Among OTT Users

Streaming TV shows via Netflix is more popular than traditional ¨live¨ TV watching, at least among those who have been ¨exposed¨ to streaming via the Internet according to a new national Netflix popularity survey conducted by E-Poll Market Research. Survey respondents preferred streaming TV shows via Netflix as opposed to live TV viewing 2 to...Learn More

Survey: 20% of Video Streamers Intend to Cancel Pay TV

A new study conducted by TDG (The Diffusion Group) for CSG Systems International reveals that 20% of video streamers intend to cancel pay TV. The results highlight OTT streaming video’s expanding incursion into pay-TV providers’ traditional market domain and the impacts of video streaming on viewers’ habits and preferences. Eight in 10 Americans who regularly...Learn More

SDN, NFV Revenue Forecast to Reach $8.7 Billion by 2020

IHS Technology has issued a bullish SDN and NFV revenue forecast. According to the forecast, the global market for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) among service providers will soar from $289 million in 2015 to $8.7 billion in 2020. That’s a 98% CAGR. Driving the strong SDN and NFV revenue forecast will...Learn More

Ericsson, Comcast Roll Out WiFi on Wheels

Ericsson unveiled what’s billed as ¨the nation’s first high-tech mobile WiFi unit¨ at the Internet & Television Expo 2016 in Boston May 16. Comcast is Ericsson’s first customer and intends to employ the WiFi on Wheels unit to support events, remote locations and disaster recovery sites, according to a news release. Ericsson’s WiFi on Wheels...Learn More

NTIA: Online Security, Privacy Fears Beginning to Impact Online Behavior

Americans’ trust in online security and personal privacy is on the wane, and its beginning to impact online behavior. Rising prominence of data breaches, cybersecurity incidents and controversies regarding the privacy of online services is prompting some to limit their online activities, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)....Learn More

Research: Telecom SMB Cloud Growth Should Be Stronger

U.S. and U.K. telecom providers are dropping the ball when it comes to cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) opportunities among SMB customers, according to a new market analysis from cloud services marketplace provider BCSG. The researchers argue that telecom SMB cloud growth should be stronger, contrasting telcos’ experience with that of SaaS vendors whose business is growing...Learn More