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: Tablet Shipments Will Rebound Thanks to Detachables

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In just a short span of time, tablets have gone from a computing/communications device and consumer electronics growth leader to an als0-ran. Growth will pick up again, but not until 2018 and then top out in single-digit rates, according to the latest from the IDC...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

Digital Gaming Research Finds Heavy Smartphone Video Gaming Usage

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Nearly 8 in 10 U.S. consumers (78%) use smartphones to play video games, recent digital gaming research results revealed. Nearly 7 in 10 (68%) use tablets to read ebooks, according to a market research survey from PayPal and SuperData Research. Tablets ranked second and laptops...Learn More

CTA: Record 170 Million Have High-Tech Holiday Gift Purchase Plans

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Consumer electronics (CE) have consistently numbered among the most popular holiday gifts, and that’s expected to be the case this holiday shopping season as well. A record high number of U.S. consumers – 68%, or about 170 million people – intend to buy technology gifts...Learn More

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