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Report: Consumers Prefer Smartphones Over Smart Speakers for Smart Home Control

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Nearly nine in 10 consumers see the smartphone as the controller for smart home devices, more than double the amount that see digital assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home serving that purpose, according to a new smart home preferences report from GfK. Unsurprisingly,...Learn More

comScore: Smart Speaker Penetration Rate Hits 20% of Wi-Fi Households

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The smart speaker penetration rate increased by more than 50% or seven percentage points in just four months, according to comScore. At the beginning of December, slightly more than 13% of WiFi homes had smart speakers. That percentage now is at 20%, or 18.7 million...Learn More

Parks: Smartphone Control Increases Consumer Likelihood of Purchasing Home Security

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Consumer likelihood of purchasing home security increases if customers have physical and contractual control, according to Parks Associates. Almost one in five people who have resisted buying home security systems say they are very likely to take the plunge if the system can be smartphone...Learn More

Report: App Download Growth Leads to Best Quarter on Record, 27.5 Billion Apps Downloaded

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The “app economy” had its best quarter ever in both consumer spending and downloads in 1Q 2018, according to App Annie, a provider of app market data. Researchers measured app download growth at more than 10% year over year. Combined global downloads for iOS and...Learn More

Verizon: Percentage of Cyberattacks Involving Ransomware Doubles, Now Exceeds 39%

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The percentage of cyberattacks involving ransomware has risen to an alarming level, now exceeding one third for global organizations, according to the newly released Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report. Ransomware was found in 39% of malware-related data breaches – double the percentage from the...Learn More

Streaming Video Demographics Research: Young Adults Drive the Sector

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People between the ages of 18 and 34 years of age are driving the live streaming Internet-delivered pay-TV sector, according to streaming video demographics research from the Leichtman Research Group. The firm found that 53% of U.S. adults that have such a service are in...Learn More

Fast Growing Adoption of Video Doorbells will Help Smart Home Video Cameras Reach $9.7B in Sales by 2023

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The global market for smart home surveillance cameras will surpass the $9.7 billion mark by 2023, according to a smart home surveillance camera forecast from Strategy Analytics. Growth in the category will be driven by cameras with full software and service feature sets that are...Learn More

Wireless Economic Impact Study: Industry Contributes $475 Billion Annually to U.S. GDP

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The wireless industry, directly and indirectly, contributed $475 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product in 2016, according to a new wireless economic impact study conducted by Accenture for CTIA – The Wireless Association. That figure represented 2.6% of U.S. GDP for the year. The...Learn More

Report: U.S. Business Fiber Availability Increases to 54.8%

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Fiber availability for large- and mid-sized commercial buildings jumped to 54.8 percent in the U.S. in 2017, according to a new report about business fiber availability from Vertical Systems Group As a result of this growth, the U.S. Fiber Gap has dropped to less than...Learn More

Parks: Smart Home Devices Driving Higher Demand for Tech Support, But Computer Problems are in Steady Decline

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Consumer computer problems, as well as problems with entertainment devices are declining steadily year-over-year, dropping by more than 50% since 2014, according to a new report from Parks Associates. However, smart home devices are creating more problems in households, according to the report. Thirty-four percent...Learn More

In Latest Mobile Broadband Speed Comparison, Verizon Comes Out on Top

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The average mobile download speed for all carriers in the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of this year was 19.08 Mbps and the average upload speed was 11.92 Mbps, according to Wirefly. Researchers at Wirefly also found Verizon to be the fastest...Learn More

Survey: More Than 80% of Service Providers Have 2018 Gfast Deployment Plans

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More than four in five service provider respondents to a Broadbandtrends survey say they have 2018 Gfast deployment plans, with 27% in live deployments. Broadbandtrends’ Global Service Provider G.fast Deployment Strategies surveyed 33 incumbent and competitive broadband operators from across the globe. The top objective...Learn More

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