Streamers show strong ties with traditional TV – in the US, at least

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 by Axel Bührmann No Comments
Streamers show strong ties with traditional TV – in the US, at least

Streaming devices attract a young, affluent audience. For example, homes where the head of house is less than 35 years old are 34% more likely to have a streaming device than the average home. This group accounts for 20% of streaming device owners. Persons aged 25-54 comprise 44%, and ages 55+ make up 36%.

Player 3 Has Joined the Game – Chrome OS Detachable Tablets Paint a Brighter Future While Tablet Market Struggles

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Player 3 Has Joined the Game – Chrome OS Detachable Tablets Paint a Brighter Future While Tablet Market Struggles

Chrome OS’ entrance in the detachable market is a welcome change as Google is finally a serious contender from a platform perspective. Google’s tighter control and integration of Chrome OS will allow brands to focus more on hardware design and additional services rather than spending resources reconfiguring Android to work in a detachable setting.

Worldwide Spending on Telecommunications Services and Pay TV to Speed Up Slightly in 2018

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Worldwide Spending on Telecommunications Services and Pay TV to Speed Up Slightly in 2018

Establishing and growing a base of connections has never been more challenging, yet it is critical to communications service providers that want to claim a stake in the future revenue growth opportunities

Tablet Market Falls 7 Percent in Q1 2018 while Top Vendors Play to Strengths

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Tablet Market Falls 7 Percent in Q1 2018 while Top Vendors Play to Strengths

Windows shipments fell 9% year-on-year to 5.7 million units in Q1 2018 from 6.3 million in Q1 2017. Shipments declined 22% from the holiday quarter. Most Windows tablet and 2-in-1 vendors are targeting the premium tier for enterprise users to make higher profits but not all vendors can reap these benefits in such a crowded market.

Apple iPhone X Becomes World’s Best-Selling Smartphone Model in Q1 2018

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Apple iPhone X Becomes World’s Best-Selling Smartphone Model in Q1 2018

Despite fears of expensive pricing, Apple iPhone X was the world’s best-selling smartphone model, shipping an impressive 16 million units during the quarter. Xiaomi Redmi 5A and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus were the world’s top-selling Android smartphone models.

Operators must invest in home wi-fi as 70% of consumers suffer problems

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Operators must invest in home wi-fi as 70% of consumers suffer problems

There are clear customer benefits from having more advanced Wi-Fi solutions in the home, and this leads to increasing net promoter scores (NPS) and maintains the operators’ position in the home, which is essential for future revenue growth

Podcasts will be a $1 billion market by 2020

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Podcasts will be a $1 billion market by 2020

There’s every reason to expect the rapid growth of the podcast market in recent years will continue as consumers continue to switch to on-demand content, attracting the interest both advertisers and tech companies such as Apple and Spotify.

One billion digital TV homes creates a linear TV bonanza in MEA and APAC

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One billion digital TV homes creates a linear TV bonanza in MEA and APAC

There is a recurring theme within the residents across these parts of the world: being connected to screens, a demand of quality of connection, and the appetite for content

One in five large enterprises report significant transformative network deployments

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One in five large enterprises report significant transformative network deployments

The challenge for service providers is to stay in front of these fast-growing market opportunities

By 2023, next-gen will account for 83% of global broadband access equipment revenues.

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By 2023, next-gen will account for 83% of global broadband access equipment revenues.

The single-access network is on the horizon as service providers seek technologies that will consolidate residential, business, MBH (mobile backhaul) and MFH (mobile fronthaul) traffic