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IHS: Smart TV Shipments Are More Than Half for All TVs

More than half of the TV sets shipped worldwide in 1Q’16 were smart TVs, according to new smart TV shipments data from IHS Technology. That includes North America, where smart TVs accounted for 56 percent of 1Q’s total, IHS said The uptick in smart TV...Learn More

TV Retransmission Fees Forecast to Hit $11.6 Billion by 2022

A new TV retransmission fees forecast calls for U.S. TV station owners to receive $11.6 billion in fees from multi-channel operators by 2022.  That’s a steep increase from the $6.4 billion in retransmission fees that station owners received in 2015, according to the forecast, which...Learn More

Akamai: U.S. 15 Mbps Broadband Adoption Up 63% Over Last Year

More than a third (35%) of U.S. broadband users experienced average connection speeds of 15 Mbps or higher in the first quarter of 2016, according to Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report. That’s an increase in the 15 Mbps broadband adoption rate of 63%...Learn More

Biometrics Vs Password Survey: 52% Prefer Biometrics

Frustrated with having to remember and use multiple passwords? You’re not alone. More than half of respondents to a biometrics vs password survey for the latest edition of’s Digital Identity Tracker (52 percent) would rather use biometrics. Eight in 10 who stated an authentication...Learn More

SDN Spending to Grow 47% a Year, Reach $132.9 Billion by 2020

SDN spending is surging higher as carriers and enterprise-scale businesses and governments aim to leverage software defined networking’s prospective benefits. These include gains in network efficiency, flexibility, overall performance and lower capex and opex. SDN also can play a critical role in both 4G and...Learn More

Report: Record High 2.49 Billion Robocalls Received in U.S. in May

The number of robocalls received in U.S. each month has been setting new records recently. More than 2.49 billion – an average 930 per second – were received nationwide in May, 6.3 percent more than April’s total, according to the latest National Robocall Index report...Learn More

Telco Growth Opportunity: CenturyLink Launches SD-WAN Service

SD-WAN service is a hot area for enterprise customers. And as CenturyLink’s recent SD-WAN service launch reveals, it could be a substantial telco growth opportunity. Research firm IDC forecasts the SD-WAN service market to reach approximately $6 billion annually by 2020. Nearly 70% of organizations...Learn More

Wearables Drive 7% Annual Embedded Software Forecast to 2023

Growing demand for connected wearables will fuel growth in the broader global embedded software market, according to Global Market Insights. The Global Markets embedded software forecast calls for a 7 percent annual growth rate from year-end 2015 to 2023. At 68 percent, embedded software systems...Learn More

OTT Video Ad Blocking Concerns Rise With TV Viewing of OTT Video

Internet video viewing accounts for 20 percent of all content viewed on broadband-household TV sets – an average 3.8 hours per week, according to Parks Associates’ ¨Tracking Eyeballs: Video Analytics and Measurement¨ market research report. As that number rises so do concerns on the part...Learn More

Enterprise IoT Spending Forecast: $232 Billion in 2016

Organizations across the U.S. are finding more ways and means to leverage IoT technologies for their benefit, according to an enterprise IoT spending forecast from IDC. In an update to its Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide, the Framingham, Massachusetts-based market research provider forecasts...Learn More

OTT Video Demographics: Millennials Watch Less YouTube, More OTT Services

Price is becoming less and content availability more of a factor in viewers’ decisions to cut the cord on their pay-TV services and switch to OTT alternatives, according to new market research about OTT video demographics from Limelight Networks. Seven in 10 consumers now subscribe...Learn More

Report: VoLTE Subscribers to Total 310 Million Come Year-End

The number of VoLTE subscribers is on the rise as carriers launch commercial VoLTE networks and services. A total 23 VoLTE networks were launched worldwide in 1H 2016 – more than in all of 2015 – bringing the estimated cumulative total to 63, according to...Learn More