Messaging Forecast Calls for 160 Trillion Messages in 2019

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Mobile and online messaging traffic will continue growing fast to reach 160 trillion messages per year by 2019. That would be 70 percent higher than 2014’s 94.2 trillion messages, according to new market research from Juniper Research. The forecast 160 trillion mobile and online messages...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile to Account for Half of All Online Video Viewing by End 2015

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Internet users around the world continue to engage in more online viewing via mobile devices. According to Ooyala’s “Q1 2015 Global Video Index,” 42 percent of all online viewing occurred via mobile devices. Smartphones are the main growth driver. Online viewing via smartphones was four...Learn More

Nielsen Finds Average App Usage Flat at 27 Per Month

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Development and use of mobile apps has been skyrocketing as greater numbers of mobile device users take advantage of an ever greater variety of apps and features. The number of apps users make use of in any given month may have reached a plateau even...Learn More

IAB: U.S. Smartphone Video Viewing Growth Hits 50% in One Year

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Twenty percent of consumers across 24 countries regularly stream longer-form video on smartphone screens, according to new market research from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). More than one-third (36 percent) said they stream videos five minutes or longer in length on their smartphones daily or...Learn More

Meeker’s Take on the Hottest Mobile Apps and Internet Sites

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Keeping up with new mobile apps and Internet sites, what they do and what’s popular is a daunting task. But one person who does a great job keeping on top of this is futurist Mary Meeker, who provided a wealth of valuable information about hot...Learn More

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