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



ABI: Enterprise Market to Fuel Smart Glasses Sales Growth of 150 Percent

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Consumer adoption has garnered the lion’s share of attention when it comes to growth prospects for smart glasses. Yet it’s the enterprise and public sectors that will fuel strong growth and uptake of smart glasses this year, according to the latest market research report from ABI Research. 2015 will be a big year for smart...Learn More

NPD: Streaming Media Player Penetration to Hit 40% of U.S. Internet Homes by 2017

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No less than 40 percent of U.S. Internet homes – a total 39 million – will have a streaming media player come 1Q 2017, according to a new forecast from NPD Group. Just 16 percent had one as of 1Q 2014. Taking into account purchases this past holiday season, NPD expects 24 percent of U.S....Learn More

Self-Driving Car Study: Using Mobile Devices Tops Wish List

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Self-driving cars could free drivers from the burden of navigation, enabling them to engage in other activities while driving. Market research from Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering – a pioneer in autonomous vehicle technology – determined the top 10 activities U.S. consumers say they want to engage in once self-driving cars are commercialized. Surveying...Learn More

Public Wi-Fi and Minorities: Study Finds Strong Benefits

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African-Americans and Latinos are more likely to use public Wi-Fi networks and use them more often. Furthermore, they report more in the way of positive impacts from public Wi-Fi use than their Caucasian counterparts, according to a new study from WifiForward conducted by the GfK Group. African-American and Latino Wi-Fi users and African-Americans and Latinos...Learn More

TDG: OTT TV Sports Viewing to Skyrocket

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Amateur or professional, coverage of live sports continues to be a staple for television broadcasters and a defining part of the television experience, TDG (The Diffusion Group) points out with the release of new market research. Adult broadband users spend no less than 20 percent of their weekly TV time watching live sports, according to...Learn More

Older Adults and Technology Use Survey: 56% Need Help

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Surveying 100 people from a member base comprised predominantly of those 55 and older, technology support company iTOK found that well over half (56 percent) needed help learning how to use the new consumer information and communications (ICT) devices they received as gifts this past holiday season. Yet two-thirds (66 percent) said they hadn’t received...Learn More

Government Cloud User Survey: 75% Want More Migration

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Several factors are constraining cloud adoption in government IT — control over data prominent among them, according to a study from public-private partnership MeriTalk underwritten by Cisco and Red Hat. Seventy-five percent of cloud users across the federal government would like to move more services to the cloud, but concerns “about retaining control over their...Learn More

Study: Poor Cell Coverage at Work May Impact Wireless Churn Rates

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Cellular coverage and reception at work is as important to mobile service customers as coverage at home: up to 74 percent of participants in a study conducted by YouGov and commissioned by SpiderCloud Wireless indicated a willingness “to switch mobile operators to get better coverage at the office.” Thirty-eight percent of consumers surveyed said they...Learn More

Online Video Revenue is Diversified with Strong Growth for Short Form, TV, and Movies

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Revenue in the online short-form video market has the potential to reach nearly as high as $13 billion by 2019 – a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.5 percent, according to new market research and forecasts from ABI Research. Overall, ABI expects online video revenue to exceed $56 billion by 2019, growing at a...Learn More

Social Media Usage: Pew Finds 52% of Online Adults Use Two Sites or More

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A snapshot of social media use undertaken by the Pew Research Center this past September reveals significant year-over-year increases in the proportion of U.S. online adults making use of Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn along with increased levels of user engagement with the most popular social media site, Facebook. Facebook remained the most popular social media...Learn More

IAB: Mobile App Usage Has Been Overestimated

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Much has been written about mobile app, as opposed to mobile Web, use becoming the predominant means for mobile device users to access content and make use of the Internet. But new market research from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and its Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence concludes that “what may look like app time...Learn More

Survey Finds Growing Managed Wi-Fi Business Opportunity in Retail Sector

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Realizing benefits inside and outside the organization, national retailers are stepping up their plans to leverage and capitalize on Wi-Fi investments, according to a study from managed network and cloud technology provider EarthLink Holdings, market research firm IHL Group  and cloud-managed Wi-Fi systems vendor AirTight Networks. Conducting one of the first surveys of its kind,...Learn More