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AT&T NB-IoT Network Will Co-Exist with LTE-M

AT&T plans to launch a narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network in the U.S. early next year. The launch will offer an alternative to the company’s existing LTE-M network, which also supports IoT communications. AT&T NB-IoT As AT&T explained in a press release, both NB-IoT...Learn More

AR-VR Forecast: Bad Quarter, Good Future

The augmented reality and virtual reality markets experienced a poor first quarter of 2018, but a rebound is expected, according to an AR-VR forecast from IDC. The category was down 30.5% year over year, with 1.2 million units shipped. There is an extenuating factor, however....Learn More

Oracle Internet Intelligence Map Shows Impact of Outages

The Oracle Internet Intelligence Map, launched yesterday, is designed to enable users to see how natural disasters such as hurricanes and other interruptions are impacting online availability. The map is the latest feature of the Oracle Internet Intelligence initiative, which is designed to analyze the...Learn More

Parks OTT Video Subscription Forecast: 400 Million by 2022

A new Parks Associates OTT video subscription forecast calls for more 400 million OTT video service subscriptions worldwide by the end of 2022. Many of the estimated 265 million households will subscribe to multiple OTT services in order to have “complete” packages meeting their needs....Learn More

Report: U.S. Data Center Investment Hit $20 Billion in 2017

Expect demand for data center facilities to grow in 2018, continuing the trend from 2017, predicts independent national commercial real estate valuation, assessment and advisory firm BBG. According to BBG, last year U.S. data center investment reached $20 billion, almost three times the level ($7.78...Learn More

5G Subscriber Forecast: By 2023, LTE Will Still Outnumber 5G Subscriptions by 5 to 1

There will be 1 billion 5G subscribers by 2023, when more than 20% of the world’s population has access to the technology, according to a 5G subscriber forecast included in the latest Ericsson Mobility Report. The report also found that mobile data traffic, driven by...Learn More

Report: U.S. TV Households Have More Connected TV Devices Than Pay-TV STBs

Seventy-four percent of U.S. TV households have one or more devices connected to the Internet, according to new smart TV research from Leichtman Research Group. This compares with 65% in 2016, 44% in 2013 and 24% in 2010. The firm also found that 29% of...Learn More

LPWA Forecast Calls for 1 Billion IoT Connections in 2023

Low power wireless access (LPWA) network connections will grow at a 53% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) until 2023, according to an LPWA forecast from ABI Research. IoT connections, which will pass the 1 billion milestone that year, will experience a significant change in dynamics...Learn More

NTIA Report: Rising Internet Usage Among All Demographics is Closing the Digital Divide

The digital divide – the difference in access between disadvantaged groups and others, is closing, according to findings from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) recent survey about internet use demographics. The research shows that Internet usage increased among American households earning less than...Learn More

Gfk: Smart Home Self-Installation Preferred by 52% of U.S. Consumers

People want to quite literally take their smart home technology installation in-house, according to a new survey about smart home self-installation from GfK Research. The firm found that 52% of consumers would prefer to install smart home products themselves, which is up from 43% in...Learn More

iOS12 New Features Include Faster Launches and Ways to (Perhaps) Use Devices Less

Apple this week announced the newest version of its operating system, iOS 12, which includes augmented reality (AR) capabilities as well as multiple new features. Among the iOS12 new features are faster feature launches, Siri Shortcuts, and management tools to help users lessen their dependency...Learn More

Parks: Streaming Media Player Penetration Hits Nearly 40% in U.S. Broadband Homes

It’s been a great decade for streaming media players, according to research from Parks Associates. The firm found that streaming media player penetration has risen from 6% among U.S. broadband households in 2010 to almost 40% at the beginning of this year. The research also...Learn More

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