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).

Andrew can be reached at andrew@telecompetitor.com



Flurry Finds Growth in Phablet Usage of 148% in One Year

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Skyrocketing in popularity, connected devices and apps have quickly surpassed both the Web and TV in terms of the time people spend consuming media. Smartphones (led by Apple’s iPhone) paved the way and tablets (with Apple again leading the way with the iPad) added to the gains. According to mobile app platform and solutions provider Flurry,...Learn More

Business App Survey: Customers Value Quick Loads, Security

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Online mobile and desktop applications “have become the new battleground for brand loyalty,” according to a new study commissioned by business software developer CA Technologies. Businesses that fail to provide “a positive application experience” stand to lose as many as a quarter of their customers, according to “Software: the New Battleground for Brand Loyalty.” In...Learn More

TDG: Think Mobile Video Viewing is About On the Go? Think Again

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Strong growth in mobile video viewing on smartphones and tablets over the next decade (2015-2025) will diminish the market share of both legacy TV and PC-based broadband video viewing, according to new market research from TDG (The Diffusion Group). Mobile video will account for over 20 percent of total video viewing among U.S. consumers by...Learn More

Report: DDoS Attacks on Service Providers are Common

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There’s a large disparity separating the degree to which service providers feel threatened by distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) and how prepared they are to prevent or mitigate them, according to a new report from Black Lotus, which specializes in providing security against DDoD threats. In its “DDoS Attacks: The Service Provider Impact” report Black Lotus...Learn More

LRG Details Cable TV Subscriber Losses

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The 13 largest U.S. pay-TV providers collectively lost about 125,000 video subscribers in 2014 on a net basis, according to new market data from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). Taken together the 13 pay-TV providers for which LRG gathered data on video subscriber numbers represent about 95 percent of the U.S. market. The 125,000 net loss...Learn More

GSMA Measures Connected Home Device Ownership at 25%

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Highlighting the potential for “Internet of Things” (IoT) to transform modern living and lifestyles, one in four people across the U.S., U.K., Germany and Japan own a connected device such as a smart meter (28 percent), security system (23 percent), lighting system (23 percent) or health monitor (23 percent), according to a new market research...Learn More

Accenture Finds Seniors Willing to Wear Health Monitors

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Increasingly tech-savvy, two-thirds of the 3.9 million Americans that will be considered seniors (reaching 65) in 2015 would like greater access to online home health care networks and technology, according to Accenture. A large majority (66 percent) are concerned “today’s technology isn’t sufficient to do so,” however. Those seniors who consider technology a high priority...Learn More

Report: DOCSIS Shipments More than Double in One Year

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DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) channel shipments reached record-high levels in 2014 as cable operators continued to invest in technology that delivers higher data transmission speeds. DOCSIS channel shipments more than doubled, rising 114 percent worldwide year-over-year to total 4.8 million, according to Infonetics Research’s 4Q and full-year 2014 CCAP, CMTS, and Edge...Learn More

GfK: Phablet Share of Mobile Device Market Hits 12.8%

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Mobile phone users can’t seem to get enough of phablets – smartphones with screens of 5.5 inches and larger, according to the latest market research from GfK. Phablet sales have been outpacing overall consumer demand for mobile devices since Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy Note in 2012, GfK highlights in a news release. Sales reached...Learn More

Carrier VoLTE Survey: 80% Expect Enhanced User Experience

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Mobile operators see Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) providing an effective means of driving revenue growth and countering competition in voice and video calling from over-the-top (OTT) service providers, according to new market research conducted by Ovum for iBasis. VoLTE is gaining traction among the mobile service providers surveyed by Ovum for iBasis’s white paper, entitled, “Voice and...Learn More

Report: Apple-Samsung Tablet Market Share Drops to 43 Percent

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Apple and Samsung – the world’s two largest tablet vendors – aren’t dominating the global tablet market to the degree they are for smartphones. Apple and Samsung’s combined tablet market share dropped to 43 percent in 2014 while growth in shipment volume slowed to 6.6 percent, according to the latest market research from Strategy Analytics....Learn More

IDC: Android, iOS Market Share Dominance Increases

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Global market shares for Android and iOS smartphones edged even higher in both 4Q and all of 2014, moving Google and Apple closer to complete market domination, according to new market research from IDC. Taken together, Android and iOS smartphones accounted for 96.3 percent of global smartphone shipments in 4Q 2014, up from 95.6 percent...Learn More