In its latest benchmarking study to identify the leaders and laggards in telecom service provider innovation, ABI Research has concluded that Asian telcos are the recognized technology trailblazers, followed by U.S. tier-one service providers, AT&T and Verizon.
According to Nielsen data, the share of time spent with ad-supported content on platforms (such as TV, radio, smartphones, video games and tablets) for adults in 2017 was 86% — a number that’s remained relatively flat over the past decade.
The retail banking sector continues to pursue digital transformation projects. Mobile devices are key to their strategy, as banks move to a ‘mobile first’ approach. It’s a global trend supported by the scale of a declining financial services workforce, and the number of physical branches.
With smartphone adoption slowing, growth is expected to be less than 2% this year and remain low throughout the forecast period. The biggest shifts occurring among the U.S. digital audience are no longer device-related, but rather, based on activities.
China’s domestic smartphone market declined in 2017 for the first time, and Apple recorded a year-on-year decrease in iPhone sales in the fourth quarter of 2017. While the industry is still projecting increases in unit sales, our analysis suggests that smartphone makers may have to count on price increases to support continued revenue growth.