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Telergee: Rural Telecom Margins Decline, But Network Investment Increases

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Declining margins are an ongoing issue for small rural telcos, as new data from the Telergee Alliance of accounting firms reminds us. The average small telco saw margins drop 1.7% between 2013 and 2014, despite a 2.1% increase in average revenues, according to the 2015...Learn More

Add Video Streaming to Video Gaming’s Impact on Broadband Traffic

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Gamers have long been known for their heavy consumption of bandwidth. They want high speed Internet and low latency for a better gaming experience. It helps them to avoid getting shot, virtually of course, in an online gaming encounter. But gaming’s impact on broadband is...Learn More

Demand for Wearables Slows, Report Finds

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Demand for smart, connected wearable products has slowed significantly since January after peaking post holidays and registering fast year-over-year volume growth since 2014, according to new market research from Argus Insights. Consumers lost interest in smart wearables after the 2014 holiday season, according to Argus...Learn More

Report: U.S. Smartphone Users Accessing 9.7 GB in Monthly Wireless Data Usage

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Combined data traffic streaming over cellular and Wi-Fi networks exploded between 2H 2013 and 1H 2015, rising over threefold, according to Strategy Analytics’ Telemetry Intelligence Platform. Monthly wireless data usage for U.S. smartphone users averaged 9.7 GB during 1H’15. Only 1.6 GB/month (17 percent of...Learn More

Cellphone Etiquette Research: 89% Use Phones in Face-to-Face Groups

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Mobile devices have been causing big changes in the way people – users and non-users alike – act and behave in public and in social groups since cellphone use first became widespread. They have also been changing collective ideas of proper etiuette and what is...Learn More

NPD: 50% Connected TV Penetration in Internet Homes

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Reaching a milestone, connected TV devices were in use in half of U.S. Internet homes as of end 2Q 2015, according to the NPD Group Connected Intelligence ¨Connected Home Entertainment Report.¨ There are connected TV devices – video game consoles, streaming media players, and Blu-ray...Learn More

Survey: Time Children Spend Online to Increase During Schoolyear

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Parents expect their school-age children will spend less time planted in front of the TV set once the school year begins, but not necessarily spend less time using connected devices, converged TV and video advertising specialist Videology found in an online survey of of U.S....Learn More

Streaming Vs. DVD: 41% Use Both, Says Nielsen

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The average American owns four digital devices and is increasingly using them to keep himself or herself entertained, according to Nielsen. But physical media — including purchased and rented DVDs — still play a key role, the research firm says. Nielsen points out that more...Learn More

Report: VoIP, IMS Equipment Revenue Rises 46% in One Year

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Global VoIP and IMS vendor revenue rose 46 percent year-over-year (YoY) to $1.3 billion in 2Q15, according to an IHS Infonetics Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers report. Gains were recorded across all VoIP and IMS product segments, including legacy soft-switches and trunk...Learn More

USDA: Farm Internet Usage Climbs to 70%

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The Internet is becoming increasingly important to U.S. farmers, according to a report issued this week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nearly 70% of farms currently have Internet access – up from 67% in 2013 and from about 57% in 2007, according to the...Learn More

Parks: SMB IT Spending is Just $90-$150 a Month

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An attractive business development opportunity exists for broadband services providers, along with CE products manufacturers and technology brand owners, to provide IT services to small- and medium-size businesses (1-250 employees), according to Parks Associates. U.S. SMBs spend only $90-$150 a month on IT services, including...Learn More

TDG: Internet Set-Top Box Penetration Reaches 21%

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Internet set-top boxes (iSTBs) are present in 1 of 5 (21 percent) U.S. broadband households, an increase of 63 percent in the last year and 13 percent percent above that early last year, according to a new analysis from TDG (The Diffusion Group) entitled, ¨The...Learn More