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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Report: Large-Screen Smartphone Data Usage Higher than for Small Screens

Mobile device screen size is strongly and positively correlated with mobile app usage, according to new market research in which mobile  usage data provider Mobidia and IHS Technology delve into “the impact of smartphone screen size and resolution on social, chat, game and video smartphone apps engagement and data consumption.” There has been a trend...Learn More

Hyperscale Survey: Data Center Bandwidth Exploding

Designed to enable massive increases of scale rapidly, hyper-scale networking characterizes nearly six of ten (57 percent) of enterprise data center networking environments, according to results of a survey of 1,623 U.S. and European IT professionals announced by network hardware and software provider Emulex Corp October 28. More than half (51 percent) cited increasing bandwidth...Learn More

TDG: Adult Broadband Consumers Without Pay TV Hits 14%

Legacy pay-TV subscription services have peaked and are in decline even as residential U.S. broadband penetration is poised to exceed 100 million, according to new market research from TDG (The Diffusion Group). For the first time, the number of U.S. home broadband subscriptions will surpass that for home pay-TV subscriptions over the next few months,...Learn More

Survey: Positive Perception of Wearables Lags in U.S.

Workers around the world surveyed by Harris Poll for The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated expressed a willingness to make use of wearable technology in the workplace. Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of online adults said they see at least one potential benefit to using wearable technology in the workplace. Responses to the survey varied among online...Learn More

LRG: U.S. Broadband Penetration Rises to 79% of Households, Smartphone Role Increasing

Broadband penetration among U.S. households continued to rise in 2014, according to a new consumer study from Leichtman Research Group (LRG). Seventy-nine percent of U.S. households now receive broadband Internet service at home, up from 20 percent in 2004, according to LRG’s “Broadband Internet Access & Services in the Home 2014.” Broadband connections now account...Learn More

ABI: Pay-TV Subscribership to Surpass 920 million Worldwide

The number of people subscribing to pay-TV services worldwide will surpass 920 million by the end of the year, according to new market research from ABI Research. Market-wide, average revenue per user (ARPU) is expected to fall slightly due to greater price competition, though less than it did in 2013. Major sporting events, such as...Learn More

AVG: IoT Revenue Opportunities Seen by 71% of MSPs

Two-thirds of managed services provider (MSPs) and over half (57 percent) of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) believe the Internet of Things (IoT) will boost their revenues. Just 18 percent of SMBs thought their IT provider “was ahead of the curve regarding IoT management,” according to a new market research report from Internet/IT security systems...Learn More

Flurry: Use of Sports Apps Up 210% from 2013

The use of sports apps is skyrocketing, posing a major challenge for cable companies, says Flurry Analytics, an analytics firm focused on apps. Sports apps saw an increase of 210% in usage between 2013 and 2014, Flurry said. That’s much stronger growth than Flurry saw for the broader app category, which increased 65% during the...Learn More

Mobile Gesture Control Forecast to Grow at Least 30% Annually

In the mid-1990s, Apple kick-started what quickly grew into an industry-wide rush to develop and roll out connected mobile devices with touchscreens. The innovation has changed the look, feel and performance of portable digital media devices, smartphones, tablets, and to a lesser degree, personal computers. A new generation of user interfaces is poised to reduce...Learn More

Adobe Finds Growth in Online TV Viewing of 388% in One Year

Online TV consumption across connected devices has rocketed 388-percent higher year-over-year in 2014 as more people watched more TV online than ever before. Video game consoles and over-the-top (OTT) devices, moreover, now account for 10 percent of overall online TV viewing, according to Adobe’s latest “Video Benchmark Report.” Analyzing trends in consumption of online TV...Learn More

PwC: Adoption of Wearables On Par with Tablets in 2012

The market for wearable connected devices is poised for strong growth, with ongoing innovation and advances opening up opportunities for businesses to build brand-name recognition, customer affinity and loyalty, according to a new market research report from PwC US. PwC’s “The Wearable Future” report says adoption of wearable devices is “on par with tablets in...Learn More

TiVo: Percent of TV Viewers Multitasking Hits 94%

Excerpts from TiVo’s “Second Annual TiVo Multitasking and Social TV Survey” reveal that TV viewers are doing a lot more multitasking while watching TV. Just over half (51 percent) of TiVo’s 856 survey respondents said they multitask every time or almost every time they watch TV. That’s a substantial increase from the 36 percent who...Learn More