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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.