Handheld gaming consoles will experience a dramatic reduction in presence – generating only 13% of the global market in 2017 in contrast to 22% in 2013. They face increasingly strong competition from games on mobile terminals.
IDATE forecasts an average annual growth of 11.4% for online gaming and 12.2% for mobile gaming for the period of 2013-2017 — against 11.1% for the entire video games market.
Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to surpass 1.0 billion units in 2013, representing 39.3 percent growth over 2012, according to the latest global market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).
Despite a number of mature markets nearing smartphone saturation, the demand for low-cost computing in emerging markets continues to drive the smartphone market forward.
Only 6% of adult Internet users in the U.S. market view online video from a pay-TV operator’s website. The concept of “TV Everywhere” has been criticized for poor consumer awareness, being confusing, and lacking content, according to MRG.
Advertising alone will not convince consumers to adopt TV Everywhere offerings. Rather, these services should be integrated with the multi-functional pay-TV companion apps that many service providers are launching.
With mobile shopping more popular than ever, it’s no surprise retailers are planning to focus more on mobile this holiday season. But according to research, their focus may also be qualitatively different.
Early research returns indicate mobile has been a major source of web traffic to retailers, and a sizeable share of holiday commerce so far has been conducted via mobile.
Today, securing all devices with mobile internet access has become an ever increasing concern. People want to be protected during their daily activities involving email access, online banking or simply browsing content.
Meanwhile, corporate stakeholders are much more concerned about their organisational network integrity and business data protection.
Research conducted by Frank N. Magid Associates for Crackle suggests tablets and smartphones are more likely to be used for out-of-home online video viewing in America.
One-quarter of U.S. internet users reported using their smartphones to watch streaming TV and movies while on the go, and nearly as many said the same about tablets. Both devices were less likely to be used for this purpose at home.
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.
More than 70% of the media tablets purchased for business use in the Q3 2013 were via bring your own device policies (BYOD), but volume purchased by enterprises increased nearly 60% over what it purchased in the third quarter in 2012, compared to a 35% increase in BYOD volumes.
While BYOD is the primary path for tablets into the enterprise, the corporate liable segment is the faster growing category, according to Strategy Analytics.