Average Mobile Data Usage Forecast to Double in Four Years, Wi-Fi Offload Accounts for Majority

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Mobile data traffic is going to soar as users of smartphones, feature phones and tablets download an expected total of nearly 197,000 petabytes (PB) of digital data by 2019 – the equivalent of 10 billion Blu-ray movies, according to a new research report from Juniper...Learn More

CEA: Streaming Video Subscribership Reaches 40% of Households

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Ownership of digital content will surpass that of traditional content over the course of the next few years, according to the Consumer Electronics Association’s 17th “Annual CE Ownership and Market Potential Study. Widespread adoption and use of smartphones are key drivers. Following TV sets and...Learn More

Verizon Rural LTE Program Now Reaches 2.5 Million People

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It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since we first heard about Verizon’s LTE in Rural America program, which gives small rural network operators the ability to build out Verizon spectrum in areas where Verizon is not doing a build-out. In a blog post,...Learn More

OTT Video Viewer Survey: Smart TVs Increase Group Viewing

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Introducing streaming video devices into the home changes viewing patterns significantly, according to one of two new studies from the Council for Research Excellence (CRE) released May 1. Smart TVs, for example, lead to more in the way of group viewing, while introduction of OTT...Learn More

NPD: Cellular Tablet Activations Up 90% Over Last Year

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Building cellular connectivity into tablets is proving to be very popular among tablet users in the U.S. Totaling 18.3 million, the number of actively connected tablets in the U.S. shot up 90 percent year-over-year as of year-end 2014, according to the NPD Group Connected Intelligence...Learn More

Seniors and Smartphones Survey: 82% Find Smartphones “Liberating”

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Collectively, U.S. seniors have been comparatively slow when it comes to adoption of high-tech devices. Yet when it comes to smartphones, a significantly higher percentage of seniors than younger Americans feel their smartphones represent “freedom” as opposed to being “a leash,” according to new market...Learn More

IDC: Samsung Regains Smartphone Leadership as Smartphone Shipments Rise Nearly 17%

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A total of 336.5 million smartphones were shipped worldwide by vendors in 2015’s first quarter (1Q’15), 16.7 percent more than the 288.5 million that were shipped in 1Q’14. 1Q’15’s smartphone shipment total was down 10.9 percent from the seasonally strong fourth quarter, when vendors shipped...Learn More

Mobile First Confirmed, Mobile Overtakes Desktop for Internet Usage says comScore

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Last year mobile app usage surpassed that for desktop devices for the first time, accounting for over half of all U.S. digital media consumption, according to comScore. Mobile’s rise continues. “The number of mobile-only adult Internet users exceeded the number of desktop-only Internet users” for...Learn More

Wefi Study Reveals Fastest Wireless Carriers on Roadways

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In-vehicle smartphone usage is on the rise in the U.S. and other countries and leading mobile platform providers including Apple and Google, are keen to cash in on the trend, according to just released market research from Wefi. Offering additional insight as to growing use...Learn More

J.D. Power: Flagship Devices Key to Smartphone Satisfaction

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Flagship device launches have become increasingly important to wireless OEMs as they look to differentiate their products and brands from competitors. Flagship wireless device launches, according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study – Volume 1 “are an influential and critical driver...Learn More

Worker Attitudes Toward Mobile: Survey Finds Guilty Feelings

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A sign of the times in our increasingly “always connected” work and lifestyles, nearly six in ten (58 percent) of “Generation Mobile” workers feel guilty about mixing their work and personal lives, according to a global study from MobileIron released April 21. Made up of...Learn More

Accenture Media Consumption Survey: TV Screens See Sharp Decline

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People around the world are increasingly turning to a variety of consumer electronic (CE) devices – smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles, as well as portable and desktop PCs – to satisfy their need for entertainment. The emergence of the variety of CE devices and digital...Learn More