Pew: U.S. Smartphone Ownership, Broadband Penetration Reached Record Levels in 2016

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U.S. smartphone ownership and the percentage of U.S. households with broadband service rose in 2016, reaching record levels of 77 and 73 percent, respectively as of November, according to the latest data from the Pew Research Center. Pew’s release of the first of what is...Learn More

Accenture: Artificial Intelligence Will Drive Smartphone Sales Increase

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Accenture is expecting a smartphone sales increase in 2017, marking a rebound after reaching a three-year low in 2016. Lower prices, improved security, new features and overall performance improvements, along with product refresh cycles will boost 2017 smartphone sales, Accenture found after surveying 26,000 consumers in...Learn More

Strong Satisfaction with Wireless Charging Reduces Smartphone Battery Anxiety

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A survey of 2,000 smartphone users in the U.S., Europe and Asia conducted by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) reveals a high level of customer satisfaction with wireless charging, an indication that smartphones equipped for wireless charging, as well as associated accessories, will sell well...Learn More

Large Alaska Telco Launches Streaming TV with Innovative Systems

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Palmer, Alaska — December 15, 2016 — The APMAX StreamingTV™ service that lets consumers stream Live TV channels to Roku® devices, Tablets and Smartphones over a service providers data connection has now been deployed at Matanuska Telephone Association (MTA), one of the nations largest Telecommunications...Learn More

Weekly Online Video Viewing Exceeds Two Hours for 50% of Americans

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Just over half of U.S. and U.K. consumers surveyed by Limelight Networks for its fourth semi-annual “State of Online Video” report said their weekly online video viewing exceeds two hours. Released Dec. 14, the report reveals that online video viewing is highest among males and...Learn More

NPD: Unlocked Mobile Phone Penetration Hits 12%

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Mobile devices in the U.S. have traditionally been tethered to one particular service provider.But that’s beginning to change, and rapidly, according to new market research from NPD Connected Intelligence. U.S. unlocked mobile phone penetration is now about 12% of the market or about 28 million...Learn More

Parks: Just 15 Percent of Those Who Said They Intend to Buy a VR Headset Actually Do

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Half of the people who try a virtual reality (VR) headset say they intend to buy a VR headset. But just 15 percent actually do, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Retailers and manufacturers would do well to expand public outreach and demos...Learn More

Cellular Network Traffic Forecast: Avg Smartphone Data Usage will Reach 5GB/month

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Telecom and Internet service providers should be preparing for another sharp rise in mobile network traffic. More specifically, the annual volume of cell phone data traffic will reach 129,000 petabytes by 2018, according to a cellular network traffic report from Juniper Research released Dec. 6....Learn More

IDC: Used Mobile Phone Market to Reach 222.6 Million Units by 2020

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The market for used and reconditioned smartphones will grow at a 22.3 percent CAGR, rising from 81.3 million to 222.6 million units from 2015-2020, according to used mobile phone market research from IDC. Most major U.S. carriers, many retailers and e-tailers are running some type...Learn More

Global OTT Content Revenues to Reach $53.2 Billion by Year-End

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Global OTT content revenues will increase from $47.7 billion in 2015 to $53.2 billion by year-end 2016, according to a new market research report from Future Market Insights. The roster of market leaders is chock full of big, high-tech brand names, including Akamai, Amazon, Apple,...Learn More

CTA Foresees Record Breaking Black Friday Consumer Tech Sales

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Researchers at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) foresee a record-breaking Black Friday consumer tech sales. The number of Americans saying they intend to buy tech products from the Monday before Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday (Nov. 21-28) jumped 10 percentage points from last year’s level, according...Learn More

Study: Online News Consumption Beats Out Social Media as Top Activity

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The number of Americans who turn to online news consumption to keep up with current events continues to grow. Surprisingly, online news consumption beat out social media as Americans’ top online activity, according to a new Limelight Networks study. The number of Americans who reported...Learn More