Total telecommunications and pay-TV service revenues in the US will reach US$404.5bn in 2019, a 0.5 per cent decline over 2018, mainly due to falling revenues from mobile and fixed voice categories. However, GlobalData expects total service revenue to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.7% between 2019 and 2024 to reach
US-headquartered Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Kaust) have agreed to work together “on fostering the exchange of scientific and technological knowledge to further support the development of the country’s technology and transportation sector”.
Ransomware attacks are on the rise.
At Mobile World Congress Americas 2019, 5G, IoT, AI, XR and private networks were top of mind for operators and their partners.
Banking, insurance and other financial services organisations have shown they are eager to apply AI solutions such as chatbots, deep learning and machine learning.
Edge computing is fast becoming one of IT’s hottest new growth areas and is widely seen as ushering in a new era of digital services for businesses and consumers.
In a bid to increase broadband coverage, the UK government has proposed a shared network plan that would see the rollout of high-quality 4G coverage to 95 per cent of the UK by 2025. Under the terms of the proposal, a £1bn deal would see the nation’s largest mobile network operators – EE, Three UK,
Cloud gaming has emerged as the top use case for 5G consumer offerings and there’s a good reason why.
After taking a year off to more fully integrate its artificial intelligence (AI) with its data and analytics, IBM is back with what it hopes is a more accessible and marketable AI product.
With a 97% household penetration in 2019, the pay-TV market in Sweden is highly saturated and is expected to decline slightly in total revenue in local currency terms, from SEK10.3bn (US$1.1bn) in 2018 to SEK9.5bn (US$1.15bn) by 2024.
As the number of 5G rollouts grow, telecom operators (telcos) need to consider 5G monetization models for growth and profitability.
A new study by Infosys confirms that 5G demand is extremely strong across a variety of industries and geographies. However, enterprises face a number of common challenges that present potential speed bumps on the path to 5G.
Tech tycoon Elon Musk has dramatically upscaled his plans to build a network of low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites that would bring broadband internet access to the entire planet.
Telco gear vendor ZTE made noise this week about its 5G network “Slicing Store” concept.
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 advent of 5G will enable big innovations for in-game sports betting and virtual reality.
The funds have a total value of US$250m and aim to support tech businesses in the region Mubadala Capital has launched its first Middle East and North Africa (MENA) focused tech investment funds with a total of $250m.
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.
Few industry shows or exhibits come close to the annual Gitex show in Dubai when it comes to the size of the exhibit area, the number of exhibitors and the level of buzz generated among participants.
New privacy features will enable Apple to differentiate its product offering from rival Google.
Verdict lists the top five terms tweeted on disruptive technology trends in Q3 2019, based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform.
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