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



Report: Connected Car M2M Traffic Will Pose ‘Grave’ Rush Hour Challenges

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Emerging as a key aspect of the fast-developing Internet of Things (IoT), equipping connected cars with mobile broadband capabilities presents new challenges for network operators, according to a new research report produced by Machina and commissioned by Teoco, a provider of planning, assurance, analytics and optimization solutions to communications providers. “Rush hour will have grave...Learn More

ABI: iPad Market Share Drops Sharply

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The Apple iPad market share continued to slide in 4Q 2014 amid stagnating growth in the global tablet market overall, according to the latest market data from ABI Research. Totaling 21.42 million, shipments of Apple tablets fell 18 percent year-over-year in 4Q’14. Data for 1Q’15 show Apple shipping only 12.62 million iPads, 23 percent less...Learn More

IoT Forecast: Connected Car, Digital Signs to See Strong Growth

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The global “Internet of Things” (IoT) market will grow 19 percent in 2015, with digital signage leading the way, according to a new forecast from IDC. Looking out more broadly and over the longer term, IDC’s IoT revenue forecast calls for IoT revenues in manufacturing operations to grow at a compound annual rate of 18.6...Learn More

Average Mobile Data Usage Forecast to Double in Four Years, Wi-Fi Offload Accounts for Majority

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Mobile data traffic is going to soar as users of smartphones, feature phones and tablets download an expected total of nearly 197,000 petabytes (PB) of digital data by 2019 – the equivalent of 10 billion Blu-ray movies, according to a new research report from Juniper Research. Most of that mobile network traffic will be offloaded...Learn More

ABI VidiPath Forecast: 40% of U.S. Cable Households by 2016

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Certified DLNA (Digital Living Alliance) VidiPath devices will be used in 40 percent of U.S. cable TV households that subscribe to advanced services by 2016 and 70 percent by 2020, according to a new report from ABI Research. Based on a common set of industry guidelines DLNA VidiPath “enables consumers to use TVs, smartphones, PCs...Learn More

LRG Sees Big Drop in Pay-TV Net Subscriber Adds

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The number of new video subscribers added to the ranks of the 13 largest pay-TV providers took a precipitous drop in 2015’s first quarter according to the latest market data from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). Representing about 95 percent of the U.S. pay-TV market, the 13 largest service providers added less than 10,000 net video...Learn More

CEA: Streaming Video Subscribership Reaches 40% of Households

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Ownership of digital content will surpass that of traditional content over the course of the next few years, according to the Consumer Electronics Association’s 17th “Annual CE Ownership and Market Potential Study. Widespread adoption and use of smartphones are key drivers. Following TV sets and DVD/Blu-ray players, smartphones are the third most-owned consumer electronics (CE)...Learn More

CTIA: Licensed Spectrum Economic Benefits Exceed $400 Billion a Year

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Licensing wireless spectrum generates more than $400 billion a year in economic activity, a new report produced by the Brattle Group for CTIA – The Wireless Association says. This includes the direct and indirect economic impacts of actions on the part of mobile telecom carriers “but excludes billions more in economic benefits produced by mobile...Learn More

IHS: OTT Set-Top Box Shipments to Exceed Telco IPTV STB Shipments

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Global shipments of over-the-top (OTT) set-top boxes (STBs) from the likes of Apple, Google and Roku sold at retail shops will oustrip those of IPTV STBs installed by telco pay-TV service providers this year, according to new research from IHS. IHS expects 31 million OTT STBs will be shipped this year as compared to 30...Learn More

ABI: Sports, Transportation, and Healthcare Venues Drive In Building Wireless Investment Growth

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The global market for in-building wireless (IBW) equipment and deployments will more than double by 2020. North America will drive growth for the market overall while growth in Europe and Asia-Pacific will pick up in 2016, according to a new report from ABI Research. Encompassing Active Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), Passive DAS, repeaters and pico-cell...Learn More

Survey: Seniors Want to Keep Lifeline Phone Program

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Launched back in 1985, the federal Lifeline program provides qualified low-income consumers, including many retired people on fixed incomes, access to telecoms services from private-sector service providers at discounted rates. Part of the Universal Service Fund (USF), Lifeline discounts today can be used for wireless or traditional fixed line service. Seven of 10 U.S. seniors...Learn More

E-Poll: 70% of Streaming Video Subscribers Stream Shows During Primetime Hours

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Streaming video-on-demand (SVOD) and over-the-top (OTT) online video services are proving increasingly attractive to U.S. viewers. Highlighting the challenge to cable and TV broadcasters, over 70 percent of SVOD subscribers stream TV shows during primetime hours, according to a new study from E-Poll Market Research. “With the ‘NewFronts’ and ‘Upfronts’ for the Fall TV season...Learn More