The Wireless Broadband Alliance published findings from a survey on the Wi-Fi hotspot market. The global market study revealed that mobile network operators expect 22 percenet of all additional data capacity added during 2013-2014 to come from Wi-Fi offload.
By 2018, Wi-Fi offload is predicted to contribute 20 percent of additional mobile data capacity — plus a further 21 percent will come from small cells with integrated Wi-Fi.
Telcos and cable operators are investing heavily in their networks to upgrade their subscribers to bundles — known as triple-play or double-play service packages.
Total subscription revenues (pay-TV including on-demand, broadband and fixed-line telephony) will increase by 65% — from $124 billion in 2012 to $205 billion in 2018.
The introduction of new applications will give greater meaning to the esoteric concept of mobile machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.
As an example, the number of new cars shipping globally with factory-installed safety and security telematics is expected to grow from 11.5 million in 2013 to 50.8 million in 2018, with a CAGR of 34.5 percent.
For every £1 the government is investing in broadband, the UK economy will benefit by £20, according to the findings from a new market study.
A short-term boost to the UK economy is forecast, as network construction adds around £1.5 billion to the economy — adding £0.5 billion and about 11,000 jobs in 2014 alone.
Broadband infrastructure, applications and services have become critical to driving growth, delivering social services, improving environmental management, and transforming people’s lives, according to a new Manifesto.
It was issued by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development and signed by 48 members of the Commission — along with other prominent figures from industry, civil society and the United Nations family.
The overall wireless packet core market grew more than 17 percent during the third quarter of 2013 versus the year-ago period, according to Dell’Oro. Regions outside the North American LTE market are now driving Evolved Packet Core (EPC) results. And EPC spending will accelerate in Europe and in China in the coming quarters.
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technology furnished by leading vendors is now being trialed by mobile network operators. In 2014 and beyond, operators will begin deploying NFV EPC systems.
According to TeleGeography, Africa’s international bandwidth demand is projected to grow at a CAGR of 51 percent between 2012 and 2019. African demand would therefore outpace that of both Latin America and the Middle East, which are each projected to rise 37 percent annually.
Among those high-growth countries are Angola, which is projected to grow 71 percent annually over the next seven years, Tanzania, which is projected to grow 68 percent, and Gabon, which is expected to rise 67 percent.
Google Android smartphone original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are taking advantage of a solid presence among all mobile network service users to drive more smartphone purchases by businesses — and thereby expand on the growing number of mobility applications within the enterprise.
ABI Research predicts that shipment revenues from Android smartphones used by mobile business customers will grow from $54 billion in 2013 to over $92 billion globally by the end of 2018.
Seven in ten (71%) global Internet users in 27 countries say they regularly use a variety of different Mobile or Internet applications. Most popular of the items measured are weather (39%), news (39%), and music (35%) apps.
Followed by banking/financial (32%), movie (23%), food/cooking (21%), and medical/health/fitness (17%) apps. But travel apps (16%) are the least regularly used by the global respondents.
Some leading nations have already reached a major milestone in deploying next-generation wireless broadband capabilities. The mobile network operators in North America are nearing the end of the first wave of 4G LTE investment.
Already Verizon’s LTE network boasts population coverage of more than 95 percent. Around 70 percent of the American people also have access to AT&T’s LTE network.