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A Changing Telco Cloud Landscape from Core to Edge Networks

How should CSPs design a telco cloud that hosts apps assembled from multiple elements that extend from core to edge networks? 

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Aspen Technology and Emerson Invest in Their Pharma Digital Threads

In February, Emerson announced an equity investment in Fluxa, while Aspen Technology announced the acquisition of Camo Analytics in November 2020.

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Rec Room and Roblox Valuations Highlight the Appeal of the Metaverse

These two announcements join an increasingly active market in virtual spaces, sometimes called metaverses—virtualized spaces to facilitate social engagement, collaboration, and content creation and consumption.

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Michael Inouye
Michael Inouye
Principal Analyst

COVID Supercharged Media Consumption Propelled 2020 Online Video and Gaming Market Value to US$330 Billion

The global pandemic and the shift to remote work/schooling engendered a captive audience that accelerated trends within the media and entertainment industry. Streaming video subscriptions climbed as households stacked subscriptions, driving subscription revenues to over US$69 billion in 2020. 2020 gaming saw YoY growth of over 22% with ISPs and CDNs reporting heavy traffic from game downloads. According to new data from ABI Research, in total, the online video and gaming markets reached US$330 billion in 2020.

While the amount of media consumption will taper off from the peaks seen during lockdowns as the world returns to a sense of normalcy, the appetite for digital content and services are expected to remain strong,” commented Michael Inouye, Principal Analyst of Next-Gen Content Technologies. “The common consensus from most industry insiders is a shift in the growth curve rather than an expected dip to pre-pandemic forecasts.”

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Susan Beardslee
Susan Beardslee
Principal Analyst

Commercial Vehicle Video Telematics Solution Revenues Set to Exceed US$8 Billion by 2026

The vast majority of car-truck accidents are the fault of the driver of the passenger car. Proactive detection of commercial driver fatigue or distraction may effectively prevent other incident types from occurring. Determination of fault through video evidence can eliminate or reduce court compensation, higher insurance costs, and exonerate the commercial driver. These capabilities are powering a 29% growth in video solution shipments by 2026, generating revenues exceeding US$8 billion, according to a new report by ABI Research.   

Regulatory measures in North America, Europe, and China are bringing more tech into fleets. The tremendous growth in e-commerce also bolstered last-mile deliveries and associated drivers, many without previous commercial driving experience,” explains Susan Beardslee, ABI Research’s Principal Analyst, Freight Transportation & Logistics. “All these factors are driving demand for dashcams, driver monitoring systems, external cameras, and ADAS solutions.”

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Boston Dynamics’ latest robot is a warehouse workhorse

Boston Globe

Boston Dynamics, famous for building robots that strut around on two or four legs, is developing a new kind of warehouse robot that’s far less glamorous but could be a lot more profitable. The Waltham company’s Stretch robot, which rolls around on wheels, is designed to load and unload trucks in warehouses by using a vacuum gripper to lift cartons weighing as much as 50 pounds.

According to Rian Whitton, robotics analyst at ABI Research, materials-handling robots generated $800 million in revenue last year, but will develop into a $49 billion market by 2030, as companies worldwide strive to automate their supply chains.

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Hackers could crash 5G networks and steal your data — what you need to know

Tom's Guide

New research into 5G network architecture has revealed some significant security vulnerabilities that could let attackers crash networks, steal data such as a user's location, and possibly even take over vital network functions. The flaws are not in the 5G protocol itself, but in the way the 5g architecture distributes different functions to different network "slices" and how those slices interact with older 4G networks.

Network slicing looks set to balloon over the next few years, driving the growth of 5G by enabling the formation of private wireless networks. There’s a lot at stake: 5G network slicing is predicted to generate revenue of anywhere up to $20bn by 2026, according to a study from ABI Research.

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