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Enabling the Mobile Broadband Evolution to 5G Networks

With 6.4 billion connections today, the 3GPP family of technologies is available on nearly 800 networks in more than 220 countries worldwide.  It’s anticipated that most of those networks will evolve to 4G LTE.  Globally, LTE has more than doubled in mobile connections from 124 million at the 2H 2013 to 282 million at the 2H 2014, and the number of deployments has tripled from 96 to 318 commercial networks.

Moreover, 5G wireless research and development has already started for possible networks in 2020 or beyond.

via 4G Americas

Worldwide Mobile Workforce will Reach 1.67 Billion in 2018

The global mobile workforce is set to increase from 1.26 billion in 2013 (accounting for 36.4% of the global workforce)  to 1.67 billion in 2018 (accounting for 41.8% of the global workforce).  Globalization will continue to drive the growth of mobile office workers in all regions as executives, consultants, sales & field professionals, and other mobile professionals of multinational corporations proliferate.

via Strategy Analytics

Global Online Video Platforms Market to Reach $800M in 2019

The global online video platform (OVP) market is set to double by 2019 as video rapidly becomes a critical means of stakeholder communication and collaboration  for enterprises globally. A new analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the market earned a revenue of $369.4 million in 2013 and is estimated to reach $800.2 million by 2019.

via Frost & Sullivan

Hyperscale Data Centers Drive Global Server Market Growth

Revenue in the worldwide server market increased 2.5% year over year to $12.6 billion in the second quarter of 2014. Server unit shipments improved 1.2% year over year in 2Q14 to 2.2 million units as investments in hyperscale data center capacity were largely offset by consolidation, which continued to be a strategic focus for many large and small customers around the globe.

via IDC

Why eCommerce is Growing Rapidly in China during 2014

China’s booming eCommerce market is still gaining size and speed, even after several years of eye-popping growth, according to eMarketer. Retail eCommerce sales will grow more than 60% this year, with healthy gains projected through 2018.

Consumer-to-consumer (C2C) sales have played a major role in the developing market.

via eMarketer

Digital Innovation Evolves Past Cloud and Social Strategy

By 2016, use of cloud and social will be so pervasive that 60% of mainstream organizations will not consider them as a significant factor, in and of themselves, when making investment decisions.  Use of cloud and social will be the expected norm, but not a differentiated factor in themselves.

via Gartner

Mobile Apps Revenues will Reach $60 Billion in 2018

Strategy Analytics forecasts global total mobile apps revenues of $33.7 billion in 2014 to reach just over $60 billion in 2018. Previously, they reported that the smartphone and tablet apps market had reached $21.4 billion in 2013. Strategy Analytics also predicts overall consumer and advertiser expenditure on handset-based mobile media will increase at just below 8% CAGR between 2013 and 2018 to exceed $380 billion.

via Strategy Analytics

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