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



Mobile Video Viewing Forecast to Surpass Desktop by 4Q 2016, TV Everywhere on the RIse

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Viewing of video on mobile devices is poised to surpass desktop viewing as early as 4Q 2016, according to the inaugural “Adobe Video Benchmark Report.” As a result, “mobile video advertising could be a big opportunity in the near future, as consumer eyeballs flock to smartphones for video viewing,” Adobe highlights. Smartphones’ share of video...Learn More

ComScore Finds Huge Growth in Mobile Media Consumption

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Strong growth in mobile devices and multi-platform content consumption continued unabated in 2014, as new research from comScore illustrates. “Perhaps more so than at any other time in recent memory, changes were not merely incremental but rather seemed to represent key inflection points in the evolution of various markets and behaviors,” comScore writes in the...Learn More

With Smartphone Video Usage at 122 Million, Nielsen Looks to Capture Total Media Audience

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Spurred on by the need to better track and understand the flood of customer data flowing in through connected devices and digital media channels, media market research companies are racing to develop better methods and tools. Aiming “to total up audiences across devices and burgeoning viewing platforms,” Nielsen on March 19 launched “Total It Up:...Learn More

Report: Pay TV Revenues Peaked at $103 Billion in 2013

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North American pay-TV revenues peaked at $102.86 billion in 2013, according to a new forecast from Digital TV Research. Revenues will drop 11.7 percent ($12.04 billion) from 2014-2020, coming in at $90.71 billion in 2020, according to the researchers. Cable revenues across Canada and the U.S. will fall $12.98 billion over the course of the...Learn More

CableLabs Joins NYU 5G Research Program

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Non-profit cable industry research consortium CableLabs has joined NYU WIRELESS adding resources to the university research center’s drive to develop super-fast, next generation (5G) mobile network technology. CableLabs is NYU WIRELESS’s twelfth industry affiliate, joining the likes of Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung and other industry leaders. It’s estimated that some 50 billion devices will be connected...Learn More

SMB Telecom Buyers: Most are Clueless About IP Technology, Benefits

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An incisive study from Windstream’s Allworx Corp. reveals that most small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) “have low awareness of the technology trends in business phone systems and most are not utilizing advanced phone features that are widely available today.” Commissioned by Allworx, Hanover Research surveyed 427 capital equipment purchase decision makers or “influencers” working for...Learn More

Report: Small Cell Deployments Surpass 10 Million

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Global shipments and deployments of small cells have both surpassed the 10 million mark, according to new market research carried out by Mobile Experts for the Small Cell Forum. Some 10.2 million small cells have been shipped worldwide and more than 10 million have been deployed across 75 operators, “a significant milestone for the industry,” Small...Learn More

Coldwell Banker Finds Strong Interest in Smart Home Technology

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Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC delves into smart home technology in new market research – what features home buyers are looking for and the impact such features have on a home’s sale. The real estate agency also released a list of 25 smart home products and systems spanning categories of greatest importance to home buyers....Learn More

Tablet Market Share Forecast: Lenovo to Take a Bite out of Apple, Samsung

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Introduction of “an array of new form factors” that appeal to a much broader base of consumers and “more agile players developing low-cost models” will drive the market share for the two dominant tablet market players – Apple and Samsung – down to a combined 38 percent by 2019, according to a new report from...Learn More

Nielsen Finds 13% of Homes With Multiple OTT Video Subscriptions

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Americans continue to fuel growth in subscriptions to streaming video-on-demand (SVOD) services. According to Nielsen’s “Total Audience Report,” 41 percent of U.S. homes had access to an SVOD service in 4Q 2014. Breaking down its research demographically, Nielsen’s latest SVOD report reveals that 71 percent of U.S. SVOD homes are white, 12 percent Hispanic, 10...Learn More

SDN and NFV Are Focus of Open Edge Alliance

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Network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) are the focus of a new industry alliance spearheaded by equipment manufacturer Telco Systems known as the Open Edge Alliance. Open Edge Alliance, members will be “able to develop apps that become fully certified components of complete, carrier-grade network-edge solutions,” Telco Systems explained in a press...Learn More

TDG: Over 20% of OTT Subscription Video Users are Cord Cheaters

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More than 20 percent of adult broadband users who stream video via an online subscription service are “cord cheaters,” according to new market research from TDG (The Diffusion Group). These online video streaming viewers use account names and passwords of service subscribers that don’t live in the same household to access such services. Just over...Learn More