Within the ASEAN master plans, internet connectivity is recognized as fundamental to deepening regional integration and achieving AEC goals. However, there is a marked contrast, from 73% penetration in Singapore to little more than 1% in Myanmar.
WhatsApp now has 800 million monthly active users, continuing a pace of growth that may put the mobile messaging app on track to hit one billion users later this year. Meanwhile, mobile network service provider SMS usage and associated revenue continues to decline.
The volume of mobile and online ticketing in both the developed and developing parts of the world is increasing. Online ticketing, along with the increasing adoption of smartphones and tablets, has revolutionized the way consumers purchase e-tickets.
Although AT&T and Verizon currently rank fifth and sixth among pay-TV operators in the U.S. in terms of subscribers, their total company revenues far exceed those of their competitors. Between them they reported total revenues of $67.6 billion for the last quarter of 2014.
According to Mind Commerce, enterprise-grade Software-Defined Networking deployments are expected to reach a 56.5% CAGR — generating $8 billion in revenue over the next five years, with carrier-grade SDN generating a 45.9% CAGR on $3 billion in revenue by 2020.
via TM Forum
The evolving Internet of Things (IoT) sector within the Asia-Pacific region will continue its rapid expansion, with the number of units connected to increase from 3.1 billion today to 8.6 billion by 2020, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).
The telco landline is an unwanted expense in America — by design, due to price increases. According to a recent study, more than four in 10 U.S. adults lived in households with a mobile phone but no landline phone last year — that’s up 70% over 2010, when mobile phone-only penetration was just 26%.