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

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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

Ooyala: OTT Video on Tablets is 18% of Mobile OTT Viewing

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Watching OTT video on tablets is becoming more commonplace, according to Ooyala’s 1Q’16 Global Video Index (GVI). The OTT video services market is booming as industry leaders expand and startups launch new services, according to  Prominent among them, Netflix launched in 130 new market territories...Learn More

NTIA Profiles Wearable Early Adopters

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Only 1 percent of Americans were using a wearable connected devices, such as a fitness band or smart watch as of July 2015, according to new research from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). These wearable device early adopters tended to use computers and...Learn More

IoT Connections Forecast to Exceed Mobile Phones in 2018

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In a telling sign of the times, an IoT connections forecast from Ericsson calls for the number of Internet of Things connections to surpass that for mobile phones in 2018, Ericsson highlights in a news release. The number of connected IoT devices worldwide will increase...Learn More

U.S. Wireless Trends: 4 Million Messages Per Minute, 2.8 Trillion Minutes of Use

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Americans consumed more than twice the amount of data in 2015 than they did the year before and three times that of 2013, according to survey data from CTIA on U.S. wireless trends. Network data consumption totaled 9.6 trillion megabytes (MB) last year, up from...Learn More

IDC: Total Mobile App Downloads to Exceed 210B, Generating $57B in Mobile App Revenue

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Total mobile app downloads will rise to exceed 210 billion, generating nearly $57 billion in revenue in 2020, according to a new forecast from IDC. Mobile app installations totaled nearly 156 billion in 2015 while direct (non-advertising) revenues reached $34.2 bllion, IDC highlights in a...Learn More

IDC: Detachable Tablet Shipments Surge Amid Overall Tablet Decline

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Consumer interest in and purchases of tablets waned in 1Q 2016, according to preliminary market data from IDC. But detachable tablet shipments saw a substantial increase, climbing to 4.9 million units worldwide. That’s triple the units sold in the same quarter of 2015. Worldwide tablet...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile Comprises 46% of Online Video Viewership

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Mobile phones and tablets now account for nearly half (46%) of all online video viewership worldwide, having increased from 34% to 46% from 4Q 2014 to 4Q 2015, according to Ooyala’s Q4 2015 Global Video Index. Rapid growth is fueling a steep rise in mobile...Learn More

How Disruptive Will $50 Amazon Fire Tablet Be?

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The $50 Amazon Fire tablet, priced markedly below an average vendor selling price of $323, is causing disruption in the tablet market, particularly among tablet OEMs that lack content delivery platforms or channels, ABI Research highlights on its Tablets and Pervasive Computing Service. “Unlike other...Learn More

Mobile Data Growth: Smart Phone Penetration Will Exceed Electricity by 2020

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Seven of every 10 people living on the planet – some 5.5 billion – will make use of mobile devices by 2020, according to Cisco’s 10th annual Visual Networking Index (VNI), which includes forecasts of global mobile data growth from 2015-2020. The worldwide number of...Learn More

IDC: Tablet Sales Drop to 206 Million, Down 10% From Last Year

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Holiday-season sales weren’t enough to avoid a disappointing 4Q 2015 for tablet shipments, which declined 13.7% year-over-year (YoY). Tablet shipments totaled 206.8 million for 2015 in its entirety, a 10.1% drop from 2014’s 230.1 million, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Global...Learn More

FCC (Again) Wants to Create Set-Top Box Competition

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A proposed rulemaking that will begin circulating within the FCC tomorrow aims to make the pay TV market more competitive by eliminating the need for consumers to lease a set-top box (STB) from their cable or satellite company or telco video provider. Instead consumers would...Learn More