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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

Increasingly, Consumers are Subscribing to OTT Through Their Legacy Pay-TV Provider

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The percentage of households that subscribe to an online video service through their pay-TV provider has more than doubled compared to last year, according to a Parks Associates report. The report, “360 View: Access and Entertainment in U.S. Broadband Households,” suggests that a driver of...Learn More

Report: Rush to 5G Not Expected to Result in Significant Wireless Service Revenue Growth

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Despite all of the attention given to the onset of 5G, the new technology won’t be result in a big boon to wireless service revenue, according to a new Strategy Analytics study about 5G revenue growth. The research firm’s Worldwide Cellular User Forecasts 2018-2023 report...Learn More

Report: Ahead of 5G Push, LTE Market Share Hits 74% in North America with 353 Million Connections

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LTE technology became the most widely used wireless cellular technology in the world in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to 5G Americas. Based on data from Ovum, LTE market share now exceeds 35% and the technology is providing 4G wireless access to services and...Learn More

Global Ethernet Service Provider Leaderboard: CenturyLink Makes its Debut

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The top seven Ethernet service providers in Vertical Systems Group’s 2017 Global Ethernet Leaderboard are (in order) Orange Business Services (France), AT&T (U.S.), Colt (U.K.), CenturyLink (U.S.), BT Global Services (U.K.), Verizon (U.S.) and NTT (Japan). The Leaderboard tracks providers with a 4% or more...Learn More

Report: Be Prepared to Wait for 5G Smartphones

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Though there is lots news about 5G, the handsets necessary for the networks to be used will remain scarce for the next few years, according to a 5G smartphones forecast from Strategy Analytics. The firm says that while handsets will go on sale early next...Learn More

TBR: Wireless Revenue Trends Up Slightly, Thanks to Higher Equipment Costs

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Wireless revenue trends are up 2% year-to-year for U.S. carriers covered in Technology Business Research Inc.’s (TBR) 4Q17 U.S. & Canada Mobile Operator Benchmark report. Those revenues have reached an annual total of $62.7 billion, TBR said. According to the research firm, higher equipment revenue...Learn More

Report: Big Four Broadcast Networks Are Most Desired for Skinny TV Bundles, ESPN Didn’t Make Top Ten

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Broadcast networks top the list for most desired TV channels groups, according to new skinny TV bundles research from The Diffusion Group (TDG). In the survey of 2,030 connected consumers about the five network families they’d prefer to have included in a 5-group skinny TV...Learn More

Report: SD-WAN Success Factors Include Simplicity and Cloud Integration

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SD-WAN will grow 200% year-over-year, according to a new report from SD-WAN provider Cato Networks. Additionally, identified SD-WAN success factors include simplification for connectivity, security, and the cloud, all of which are major themes for WAN transformation in 2018. The need for network simplicity is...Learn More

IDC: AR/VR Headset Growth Expected to Rebound from Weak 2017, Forecast to Grow 52.5% Annually

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Worldwide shipments for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets will grow to 68.9 million units by 2022, according to an AR/VR headsets forecast from research firm International Data Corporation. That represents a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 52.5%. The market for...Learn More

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