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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Millennial Video Habits: Heavy Usage, But Inclination to Show Dump

Young adults have voracious appetites for TV and video content, according to a new Millennial video habits survey from TiVo. Whether it’s delivered via conventional pay-TV or OTT services, Millennials don’t have a lot of patience, however, at least when it comes to the search and discovery process. Following up on consumer TV/video market research...Learn More

Attitudes Toward Social Media Privacy Survey Finds Increasing Distrust

When it comes to assuring their online privacy, more Americans than ever don’t trust social media networks, according to a new survey about attitudes toward social media privacy produced by Lincoln Park Strategies and Rad Campaign the Craig Newmark Foundation. Moreover, many don’t believe current laws are adequate. That hasn’t stopped Internet users from making...Learn More

T-Mobile Open Internet Settlement Will Cost at Least $48 Million

T-Mobile has agreed to pay $48 million to settle an Open Internet investigation by the FCC into whether the company adequately disclosed speed and data restrictions for what the company called an “unlimited” mobile data plan. The T-Mobile Open Internet settlement will include a $7.5 million fine and a commitment to invest $35.5 million to...Learn More

Report: Broadband Providers Could Earn 47% of $130 Billion Smart Home Market in 2020

Smart home products and services offer broadband providers the possibility of adding a ¨5th Play¨ offering to their voice, Internet, data and video service bundles, according to new market research from Strategy Analytics. Broadband providers have the potential to earn 47% of what will be a $130 billion smart home market by 2020, researchers said...Learn More Forecast Calls for Nearly 30 Million Connections Worldwide by 2021

A new forecast calls for the technology to reach nearly 30 million homes and businesses around the world by 2021. The forecast comes from Ovum, which conducted the research for Australia’s nbn (National Broadband Network) and U.K.-based BT. aims to bridge the gap between fiber to the node (FTTN) and fiber to the...Learn More

Amazon, Netflix Programming Budget is More than CBS, HBO, and Turner

An examination of the annual Netflix programming budget reveals it spent more on developing TV content in 2015 than CBS, HBO and Turner, as well as most nations, including Australia and South Korea, IHS Technology highlights in new market research. The same can be said for Amazon. The market data provides a clear indication of...Learn More

Report: Google WiFi Seizes on In-Home Screen Momentum

Google WiFi numbered among a new slate of recently announced hardware solutions. A modular home wireless broadband networking solution, it’s designed to provide scalable, integrated WiFi in the home of the highest possible quality, market research specialist TDG (The Diffusion Group) explains, adding that this is ¨the right approach at the right time.¨ “Whole-home networks...Learn More

CTA: Record 170 Million Have High-Tech Holiday Gift Purchase Plans

Consumer electronics (CE) have consistently numbered among the most popular holiday gifts, and that’s expected to be the case this holiday shopping season as well. A record high number of U.S. consumers – 68%, or about 170 million people – intend to buy technology gifts this year, according to Consumer Technology Association (CTA) research about...Learn More

ABI: Mobile Carrier Big Data Spending Helps Transformation to Digital Service Provider

Mobile carrier Big Data spending will exceed $50 billion through 2021, according to new reports from ABI Research titled ¨Big Data & Machine Learning¨ and ¨Telco Big Data, Analytics and Machine Learning.” The forecast includes machine learning analytics. Enhancing fraud mitigation and revenue assurance number among the benefits anticipated, ABI highlights. Legacy fraud mitigation systems...Learn More

Multiple OTT Subscription Households are Growing, Giving Rise to Self Bundling

One streaming video OTT service isn’t enough, at least not for the 16% of the U.S. “viewing population,” who now live in multiple OTT subscription households. That’s up from 10 percent three years ago, according to a new market research report from GfK. The viewing population is defined as “all those who watch any video...Learn More

Windstream Adopts SDN Wavelength Management

Windstream is using software defined networking (SDN) to automate delivery of managed wavelength services across its multi-vendor optical network. The SDN wavelength management capability is made possible by equipment from Ciena supporting Blue Planet orchestration software. According to a press release, the SDN attributes of Ciena’s platform accelerate delivery of managed 1 GbE (Gigabit Ethernet),...Learn More

Mobile Commerce Survey Uncovers Cellphone Separation Anxiety

Feeling they may be missing some important news, favorite entertainment or great shopping deal, more than half the consumers in a global Nielsen mobile commerce survey (53%) may be subject to cellphone separation anxiety. In addition, two-thirds agreed that electronic communications are replacing face-to-face interaction. That said, nearly half (47%) said they prefer texting to...Learn More