iGR: Average Monthly Broadband Usage is 190 Gigabytes Monthly Per Household

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Average monthly broadband usage in U.S. homes is 190 gigabytes per month, according to a new report from iGR Research. More than 95% of this traffic is video, researchers said. “TV has become a personal activity,” said Iain Gillott, president of iGR research, in an...Learn More

Research: Tablet Pricing Trends Higher Even as Sales Decline

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Global tablet pricing trends and sales trends moved in opposite directions in 2Q 2016, according to Strategy Analytics. Tablet shipments dropped 8 percent year-over-year (YoY) to total 46.7 million units in 2Q while average selling prices (ASPs) rose 9 percent, according the latest market data...Learn More

Verizon Tech Support Pro Covers Computers, Mobile and IoT Devices

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Verizon Tech Support Pro, launched yesterday, is a customer care service that provides 24/7 support for connected devices in the home. Available to Verizon Fios and High Speed Internet customers, the new customer tech care service covers desktop and portable computers, smartphones and tablets, as...Learn More

Mobile Devices Are 54% of Connected Home Devices Research Says

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Mobile devices account for more than half (54%) of all connected devices in the average U.S. household, according to new connected home devices research from comScore. That’s nearly twice the percentage for PCs. Smartphones make up the biggest share (36%) of connected home devices research...Learn More

Wearables, IoT, 4K Help Drive $286 Billion Consumer Tech Forecast

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U.S. consumer technology revenues will rise 1.3%, to $286.6 billion retail and $224 billion wholesale in 2016, according to a consumer tech forecast from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Growing uptake of Internet of Things (IoT) technology and consumer enthusiasm for new electronics devices will...Learn More

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