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



Online Video Marketing Survey: Two-Thirds of Marketers Plan Campaigns

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Growing number of professional marketers and small business owners (SMBs) who see to their own marketing are turning to the latest online video production tools and social media to develop and run their own online marketing campaigns, according to an online video marketing survey from Animoto, developer of an online video application of the same...Learn More

Wearables Drive 7% Annual Embedded Software Forecast to 2023

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Growing demand for connected wearables will fuel growth in the broader global embedded software market, according to Global Market Insights. The Global Markets embedded software forecast calls for a 7 percent annual growth rate from year-end 2015 to 2023. At 68 percent, embedded software systems usage and demand is highest in the U.S. From a...Learn More

OTT Video Ad Blocking Concerns Rise With TV Viewing of OTT Video

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Internet video viewing accounts for 20 percent of all content viewed on broadband-household TV sets – an average 3.8 hours per week, according to Parks Associates’ ¨Tracking Eyeballs: Video Analytics and Measurement¨ market research report. As that number rises so do concerns on the part of advertisers, pay-TV and OTT service providers about consumers’ OTT...Learn More

Enterprise IoT Spending Forecast: $232 Billion in 2016

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Organizations across the U.S. are finding more ways and means to leverage IoT technologies for their benefit, according to an enterprise IoT spending forecast from IDC. In an update to its Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide, the Framingham, Massachusetts-based market research provider forecasts enterprises to invest more than $232 billion in IoT hardware,...Learn More

OTT Video Demographics: Millennials Watch Less YouTube, More OTT Services

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Price is becoming less and content availability more of a factor in viewers’ decisions to cut the cord on their pay-TV services and switch to OTT alternatives, according to new market research about OTT video demographics from Limelight Networks. Seven in 10 consumers now subscribe to at least one OTT streaming video service, according to...Learn More

Verizon is PC Magazine’s Fastest Mobile Network

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Verizon Wireless operates the fastest mobile network in the nation, according to PC Magazine’s latest rankings. It was the third consecutive year Verizon Wireless won top honors. T-Mobile ran a close second. Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile have effectively staked out lead positions in the premium and value-based segments of the U.S. smartphone market, PC Magazine...Learn More

Report: VoLTE Subscribers to Total 310 Million Come Year-End

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The number of VoLTE subscribers is on the rise as carriers launch commercial VoLTE networks and services. A total 23 VoLTE networks were launched worldwide in 1H 2016 – more than in all of 2015 – bringing the estimated cumulative total to 63, according to IHS Technology and the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). The...Learn More

Cloud Spending by Manufacturers Expected to Increase

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Cloud spending by manufacturers is expected to increase dramatically by 2017, according to a manufacturer survey conducted at the Manufacturing ISV Cloud Summit earlier this year. Spending will see particularly strong growth within manufacturing, engineering and operations units according to the survey. The research was sponsored by cloud software providers ICIX, Propel, Rootstock, Salesforce and...Learn More

US Ignite Launches Smart Gigabit Communities Initiative

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Fifteen communities have joined together as part of a US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities initiative. The goal is to create a national network of Smart Gigabit Communities that will leverage next-generation Internet and Smart City technologies to keep pace with rapidly changing technology and economic conditions. US Ignite is providing the 15 participating communities with...Learn More

Report Finds Roku with Biggest OTT Video Set Top Box Market Share

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Set-top boxes from the likes of Apple, Google and Roku are the fourth-most popular means of streaming OTT video in homes, according to OTT video set top box market share research from comScore. The OTT STBs ranked behind the ¨Big 3¨ – desktops, smartphones and tablets – and in front of Smart TVs, gaming consoles...Learn More

TV Everywhere Trends Report: 100% Growth in One Year

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TV Everywhere (TVE) viewing doubled in the past year, according to a TV Everywhere trends report from Adobe Digital Index (ADI). Authenticated TVE viewing increased 58 percent quarter-to-quarter in 1Q´16, according to ADI. Sports and television premieres were the primary growth drivers, Adobe highlights in a news release. Adobe also found that 7 in 10...Learn More

AT&T North Carolina Gigabit Spreads Fast

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AT&T North Carolina gigabit service is spreading fast, according to the company. The company’s 1 Gbps-100 percent fiber network service, dubbed GigaPower, now reaches customers in five major metro areas and more than 15 communities in the state. This was achieved after the service launched in the state just 18 months ago. The carrier said...Learn More