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



Researchers Find Double-Digit Carrier Ethernet Growth

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Growth of Carrier Ethernet services will continue in coming years, with the number of ports expanding to surpass 3 million by 2018. That includes retail Ethernet services that offer speeds ranging from under 10 Mbps to over 10 Gbps, according to new market research from Vertical Systems Group. The U.S. will account for over 1...Learn More

Commerce Broadband Report: Competition Drops Off at Higher Speeds

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There’s more competition in U.S. broadband markets at lower speeds than at higher speeds, according to a new Commerce Department report – the first to analyze competition across the full range of Internet service speeds across the U.S. That asymmetry threatens to worsen the digital divide, the Commerce Department warns. “This report gives policymakers a...Learn More

On-line Video Habits: Survey Finds Preference for On-Demand Viewing

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Online video professionals in North America and Europe prefer to use a variety of devices when consuming media and they’re “equally concerned with pricing in CDN (content-delivery networks) service models as with the need to maintain multi-screen delivery to existing and emerging media consumption devices,” according to a market research report from Akamai Technologies and...Learn More

Study: Young Adults’ Spending Via Smartphone is $51 a Month

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Men are much more likely than women (56% to 45%) to make purchases via smartphone, according to a new study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence and Verizon’s Precision Markets Insights. The gender difference in smartphone purchases is stronger within the “younger demographic,” with 76 percent of male smartphone users...Learn More

Infonetics: Ethernet Switch Revenue On Track for New Record

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Record annual revenue is anticipated for the global market for Ethernet switches in 2014, according to the latest analysis of market data from Infonetics Research. Worldwide, overall Ethernet switch revenue rose 4 percent sequentially and 5 percent year-over-year (YoY) in 3Q 2014 to reach $5.6 billion, according to Infonetics’ latest quarterly “Ethernet Switches” report. Demand...Learn More

Report Finds Jump in Electronic Health Record Awareness

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Digitization of medical records and histories and making them accessible via the Internet is viewed as a means of enhancing health and medical care, as well as cutting costs – if carried out judiciously and with personal privacy and data security foremost in mind. As a study from the National Partnership for Women & Families...Learn More

Study Finds 1.9 Connected TV Devices Per U.S. Home

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Americans’ ownership of connected TV devices grew 5 percent quarterly and 28 percent year-over-year (YoY) in 3Q 2014 to reach 168 million units, according to Strategy Analytics’ latest USA Connected TV Device Tracker. Researchers found nearly two (1.9) connected TV devices per U.S. home. That includes smart TVs, smart Blu-ray players, IP-enabled game consoles and...Learn More

Integrating Wi-Fi and Cellular Raises Cellular Data Consumption, Data Shows

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A majority of mobile device users around the world consume significantly greater amounts of cellular data following the introduction of an integrated Wi-Fi and cellular service, according to market research results released today by Devicescape. Data gathered from Devicescape’s ABC (Always Best Connected) Wi-Fi service platform revealed a 17 percent increase in billable monthly cellular...Learn More

CompTIA Finds Strong Classroom Technology Adoption

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The use of e-learning software and other high-tech educational tools are making their way into U.S. classrooms. Three-quarters of schools surveyed by IT industry association CompTIA said they plan or currently make use of e-learning software. Two-thirds of teachers said they currently or plan to use classroom management software, according to CompTIA’s “The Changing Classroom:...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile Video Will Represent Half of All Online Video Viewing by Late 2015

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Mobile and tablet devices accounted for 30 percent of all online video views during 3Q 2014 – 114 percent higher than a year ago, according to Ooyala’s Q3 2014 Global Video Index Report. The Telstra subsidiary predicts that mobile and tablet video viewing will account for 50 percent of overall online video views by late...Learn More

ABI: Broadband CPE Shipments to Grow 9% for 2014

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Unit shipments of broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) will increase over 9 percent in 2014, rising to reach 151.9 million by the end of the year, according to a new market forecast from ABI Research. Global shipments of more advanced VDSL and DOCSIS 3.0 broadband-access CPE devices will continue to show strong growth despite a...Learn More

G.fast Standard Approved, Equipment Expected in 2015

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ITU members on December 5 gave final approval to the G.fast broadband standard, paving the way for G.fast-compliant broadband equipment and devices to enter the market. “Designed to deliver access speeds of up to 1 gigabit/second (Gbps) over existing telephone wires,” G.fast provides “answers to service providers’ need for a complement to fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technologies...Learn More