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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IDC Studies B2B Purchase Decisions and Social Media

Three-quarters of business-to-business (B2B) buyers and 84 percent of C-level/vice president executives use social media to support purchase decisions, according to market research from IDC. According to the the global study, B2B buyers most actively using social media to support purchase decision-making were more senior and had 84 percent bigger budgets. They also made 61...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile Video Viewership Up 127% in One Year

The proliferation of small mobile screens and accelerating deployment of the latest generation mobile broadband networks continue to drive mobile video viewership higher and higher. Mobile video viewership more than doubled in the past year and now represents over 25 percent of all online viewing, according to Ooyala’s Q2 Global Video Index Report. Over the...Learn More

GSMA: Global Smartphone Connections To Triple by 2020

The number of global smartphone connections will triple over the next six years to reach 6 billion by 2020, according to a new market research report from GSMA Intelligence. Accounting for one in three mobile connections today, smartphones will account for two out of every three mobile connections worldwide by the end of the decade,...Learn More

Report Finds Strong Intent to Purchase a Connected Car

Built-in network connectivity is going to have a big influence on consumers’ vehicle purchase decisions, according to a new study from AT&T Drive Studio and Ericsson. Half of all drivers surveyed in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, Japan and China said they would switch automobile brands in order to get Connected Car services. More than two-thirds...Learn More

Accenture Survey Finds High Level of Big Data Satisfaction

Organizations of all stripes are rushing to find new uses for the flood of data streaming across networks and into data centers. A survey conducted by Accenture reveals that companies are overwhelmingly satisfied with their “Big Data” experience. Moreover, according to Accenture, Big Data “is revolutionizing the way companies do business.” According to Accenture’s report,...Learn More

Rice University: UHF Wireless Data Can Go Fast and Far

Researchers from Rice University’s Wireless Network Group have developed a wireless means of sending lots of data fast and far using a multi-user, multi-antenna transmission system over UHF frequency bands typically used for television broadcasts. Leveraging several different technologies that are widely used for wireless data transmission, the Rice research team employed multiple antennas to...Learn More

ICT and Economic Growth: Study Finds Strong Link

A new research report from the Hudson Institute’s Center for the Economics of the Internet reveals the contributions of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector’s to economic growth. Produced by former FCC Commissioner and Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Harold Furchtgott-Roth and Research Associate Jeffrey Li, the report analyzes data from the Department of Commerce’s...Learn More

IDC: Phablet Shipments to Surpass Portable PCs, Then Tablets

More phablets – smartphones with 5.5-7” screens – will be shipped this year than portable PCs, and phablet shipments will surge next year, surpassing tablet shipments, according to new market research from IDC. Worldwide phablet shipments will reach 175 million units in 2014, according to a new forecast from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected...Learn More

Researchers Challenge Hype About Twitter and TV

Fewer than one in five (18 percent) of people online use Twitter to follow the TV show they’re watching, according to new Strategy Analytics’ market research that explores the six main ways people watch TV. Traditional TV viewers – “couch potatoes” – are the largest segment of TV viewers identified in Strategy Analytics’ “To Tweet...Learn More

NPD: Streaming Media Players in 39% of Internet Homes by 2017

If you’ve purchased a Roku, Apple TV or Google Chromecast in the past year, you’re not alone. Streaming media players made their way into 6 million U.S. homes over the past year, according to The NPD Group’s latest “Connected Home Report.” NPD expects streaming media players will be found in 39 percent of U.S. Internet...Learn More

Report Sees Jump in Willingness to Pay for TV Everywhere

People around the world are watching nearly as much streaming video as traditional broadcast TV programming, with  the desire for “Anywhere Access” fueling the rise. In just two years, there has been a 25 percent increase in the number of consumers willing to pay to access content on any device, according to the latest annual...Learn More

LRG: Average Pay TV Spending Up 36% Since 2009

U.S. pay-TV penetration has been about flat since reaching a peak in 2010. While 84 percent of U.S. households subscribe to some form of pay-TV service today, that hasn’t kept up with growth in occupied housing, according to new market research from the Leichtman Research Group (LRG). Six percent of U.S. households that do not...Learn More