Software-defined networking (SDN) continues to gain ground within the broader enterprise and cloud service provider markets for data center networking. The worldwide SDN market for the enterprise and cloud service provider segments will grow from $960 million in 2014 to over $8 billion by 2018, representing a robust CAGR of 89.4 percent.
Rosy forecasts for consumer use of 4K or Ultra-HD video are overly optimistic, says TDG. While 4K will ultimately reach the mainstream, it will be a niche market for five years, with widespread viewing of 4K content arriving in 2019.
OTT streaming video will be the short-term driver of 4K, and pay-TV operators will likely follow.
The coming decades will see the next wave of mass migration to cities, especially in Asia and Africa. Cities, with their economies of scale, scope and connectedness, bring people and markets together in a single, dense space.
Cities remain best placed to take advantage of technological change, whether incremental or disruptive.
Knowing about something and understanding it are two very different things. A recent market study found that this gap was wide when it came to familiarity with connected vehicles.
While 56% of U.S. car owners had heard of connected cars, just 14% were actually familiar with what they were.
Over the past four years, the average number of software apps installed on smartphones in the U.S. and Western Europe has settled between 31 and 37. Smartphone owners in these regions continue to retain an average of two-thirds of all applications they have ever installed on their device.
The most common reasons for deleting an app is not using it, getting bored with it, and memory/battery/data consumption.
Six-year-olds show more knowledge of technology than a 45-year-old, and after our teenage years digital confidence begins a long decline, says research from U.K. communications regulator Ofcom.
We reach peak understanding of digital communications at 14 and 15, the so-called “millennium generation.”
Xaiomi announced the “Mi Band” fitness wearable along with the Mi 4 smartphone unveiled in July, priced at $12, putting it well below the current $50-$90 price of most branded fitness wearables in Europe and North America.
This comes alongside Acer’s Liquid Leap and Baidu’s expected moves in the sector.
via Juniper Research
Brazil ranks in the top 10 broadband internet access countries worldwide, with 22 million broadband users out of a population of ~200 million. Fixed broadband equipment revenue in Brazil dipped 11% year-over-year in 2013, to $175 million. Broadband users are primarily located in the urban areas of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil’s 2 largest cities, where penetration rates are near 35%.
While the broad concept of the Internet of Things may be difficult for people to grasp, one basic concept is already familiar within the mainstream population — that being the practical benefits of GPS and location-aware technologies.
Indoor beacon applications will help to revive the GPS market, now forecast to reach over $3.5 billion in 2019.
A completely connected future, while increasingly within reach from a technological perspective, remains cloudy from the consumer standpoint. General awareness of the Internet of Things (IoT) is still low.
73% of U.S. adults were unfamiliar with the IoT, while only 6% of respondents were “very familiar” with it.