Smartphone Users in Mexico Adopting more Messaging Apps

Mexico will boast 104.3 million mobile connections — 86.7% of the population — and a mobile phone user base of 75.8 million in 2014, nearly half of whom will be smartphone users. One of the most eagerly embraced smartphone capabilities are over-the-top (OTT) mobile messaging services.

via eMarketer

Why Mobile Operators are Seeking New Revenue Sources

Mobile service providers will find the next decade to be full of new challenges and opportunities. Meanwhile, the mobile internet phenomena has offered a welcomed increase in service revenue, but there were also some unanticipated negative side effects.

via Digital Lifescapes

BYOD Trend is Improving the Security of Access Networks

According to a recent study, the trend of Bring-Your-Own Device (BYOD) to work is growing from 29% of all devices today to almost 40% by 2016, driven by wider user adoption within existing BYOD companies, as well as multiple devices per user. Survey respondents expect their enterprise wireless LAN user population to grow by 10% per year over the next 2 years, driven to a large extent by guest access, which will account for only 18% of the user population by 2016.

via Infonetics Research

Demand for Mobile-Optimized Web Sites is Growing Rapidly

Among U.S. millennial smartphone users polled, nearly 90% said their phones never left their side — they’re often experts on mobile internet usage. Yet, 86% said many websites didn’t offer good mobile functionality. Nearly half of respondents said they attempted to access the mobile site of a business via smartphone daily, so this is a huge problem for marketers.

via eMarketer

How Next-Gen Data Center Fuels More Open Platform Demand

The ongoing shift to next-generation data center architectures continues to impact the legacy vendor community. The advent of cloud and mobile computing — as well as exponential growth in data variety and velocity — is upending the traditional data center innovation model.

via Digital Lifescapes

How Telco Innovation Deficit Impacts their Revenue Outlook

A recent study found 81 percent of mobile network operators (MNOs) cite decreasing revenues on traditional telecom offerings — such ¬†as SMS — as their most pressing concern. The decline of SMS is being attributed to the surge in over-the-top (OTT) services like WhatsApp, Skype and Facebook Messenger. The latest research by mobilesquared reveals uptake of these services is rising rapidly, with half of MNOs expecting the majority of their customers to be using OTT services in 2015.

via Mobilesquared

M2M Home Appliance Market Helps to Drive the IoT Trend

According to research firm TechNavio, the Connected M2M Home Appliance Market in the U.S. is expected to witness significant growth and post a CAGR of 49.98 percent from 2014-2018. A lot of this growth can be chalked up to the trend towards cloud-managed smart homes and the Internet of Things.

via TechNavio

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