EE/BT launched 5G in six cities in the UK in May 2019 and during the year enabled 5G remote production in Wembley.
A fixed broadband boost is on the way for Brazil.
A new breed of application program interface (API) management providers are looking to fill the security gaps where traditional vendors fall short. These API security startups showed up in full force at this month’s API World in California.
Subscriptions of feature phones – stripped-back, affordable mobiles – in Tanzania will account for 70% of total handset subscriptions in 2019.
Loot box upgrades are a one-time micro-purchase to help gamers optimise their own or their avatar’s gaming performance.
The number of fixed broadband lines in Venezuela will grow from 2.9m in 2019 to 3.3m by 2024 supported by subscription growth in cable, xDSL and fibre segments driven mainly by national broadband initiatives.
US pay TV revenue will drop from US$94.4 billion in 2019 to US$84.0 billion by 2024 as a result of subscription cancelling.
Radio technologies, such as GPS, have enabled mobile customers ever-more precise location capabilities that have dramatically altered their lives.
A facial recognition software ban on police body cameras will take effect in California at the start of 2020.
Amazon announced a surfeit of new products at its hardware event in September 2019: smart speakers, smart displays, WiFi setups and its first foray into wearables.
Facebook’s plans to introduce a new cryptocurrency, called Libra, into an already busy marketplace, have sparked another debate on the potential of wider adoption of cryptocurrencies and their impact on global economies. A centralised cryptocurrency backed by an association of large multinational companies – such as Facebook, Mastercard, eBay, Vodafone, and other members of Libra
Social media sites Instagram and its parent Facebook, are tightening their content standards to restrict advertisements and posts from influencers and other users who peddle weight loss and cosmetic procedures to teenagers. Mental health experts have long been alarmed by the negative impact of social media content on women’s body images.
Mobile monthly data usage will reach an average of 9GB in Saudi Arabia by 2024, across all types of connected mobile devices including smartphones, mobile routers and machine-to-machine/Internet of Things (M2M/IoT). Saudi data usage Average mobile monthly data usage is expected to grow at an annual compound growth rate of 19% from 4GB by the
Last week a draft research paper that appeared briefly online but was then promptly withdrawn brought news that Google had achieved quantum supremacy, meaning its computers had performed calculations that today’s traditional high-speed computers could not accomplish in a reasonable amount of time.
The well-established promise of a digital future for society is welcomed by most people and businesses, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t accompanied by a certain level of confusion and concern.
After six years of development and debate, US mobile operators and a host of companies that have never before competed in the wireless market will have the opportunity to deploy a wireless service in what is known as the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) 3.5 GHz band.
Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei made headlines recently by indicating he may be willing to sell his 5G intellectual property to Western vendors.
Alibaba Cloud kicked-off its 10th-anniversary conference in Hangzhou, China with a commitment to working with customers to drive innovation, while also extending the success of its China strategy to other geographical markets. In particular, Alibaba is intent on establishing its leadership in other markets in the Asia Pacific region, including Indonesia, the world’s third most
Someone attending 5G Asia last week, which was held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo Centre in Singapore, suggested that: “It is clear that 5G will mean something very different to the world than 4G LTE.” The defining attributes of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) era are bringing mobile video to the masses and bringing
In what has been recognised as arguably the largest and most important renewable energy deal in modern history, US tech giant Google has signed off on 18 separate solar and wind power contracts.
Americas is the largest and most mature subscription video on demand (SVoD) market worldwide, however, it is also very heterogeneous with the countries showing very different adoption and competition: North America is expected to account for an estimated 71.4% of the total subscriptions in the region as of year-end 2019, while for Latin America is
The UK government aims to build a full-fibre network connecting 15 million premises by 2025 and to deliver nationwide fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) by 2033. It plans to do this by promoting investment and encouraging a competitive environment for fibre deployment and infrastructure.
Mobile operator Three UK showcased its 5G strategy during the 5G City Tour (#5GGearUp) recently.
Early forecasts for the IoT suggested that there would be 50 billion global devices connected by 2020, but in reality we have only reached about 2 billion.
According to plans for the “digital economy of the Russian Federation”, the government aims to have reliable 5G communication in all the major cities of Russia by 2024. In line with this plan, five major Russian telecom operators are planning on launching 5G commercially in 2020.
US cable company Comcast has acquired Dutch company Metrological, whose cloud-based application platform integrates over-the-top content into the pay-TV experience. Comcast’s move highlights the growing opportunity for carriers to create go-to hubs for customers who want all their content collected in one place.
Pay-TV household penetration in Mexico will reach 56.9% by year-end 2019, the second-highest in Latin America with 17.7 percentage points above the Latin America average.
The Polish telecom regulator, UKE, is planning to auction the 3.4-3.8GHz bandwidth frequencies, which are dedicated to the construction of the 5G networks in Poland.
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus Technology is making inroads into the US market over other Chinese rivals who are struggling to gain entry. OnePlus benefits from a small product line that allows it to streamline its resources to offer better support.
Between October and December 2019 the BBC and ITV will launch their new subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, BritBox, across the UK.