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For Cloud Gaming, Asia-Pacific is Where the Money’s At

In 2020, COVID-19 and 5G adoption spurred gaming in the most populated Asian country—China—with domestic gaming revenues increasing 20% to US$43 billion and the number of gamers increasing by 3.7%, effectively making half of the entire Chinese population gamers.

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Washington, Beijing, and the Great Game of Automation

While U.S. leadership has changed, Washington, D.C. is now united behind a developing consensus that is far more reticent about Chinese corporate involvement in the wider American supply chain, and this is leading to increased scrutiny of Chinese technology vendors.

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Does Closed Loop Have a Future as PTOs Look to Open Ticketing Systems?

Vastly reduced services and a plummet in ridership has provided Public Transport Operators (PTOs) across the globe a well-needed opportunity to scrutinize the efficiency, cost, and road map of their ticketing systems.

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Core Technology Implementations and Partnerships Needed to Lead Transition from a Device-Centric to an Experience-Centric Consumer Market

There is no doubt that device price, technical capability, and features are important purchasing criteria for consumers, but the market is moving quickly to one where access to services and platforms, the ability to seamlessly connect disparate devices, and greater on-board intelligence in terms of automation are all becoming critical features.

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Harriet Sumnall
Harriet Sumnall
Research Analyst

COVID-19 Creates New Opportunity for Satellite Connectivity Technology

By 2026, there will be nearly 20 million IoT connections made via satellite, according to ABI Research. A new report unveils how the COVID-19 pandemic has opened new opportunities within the satellite space and explores how those opportunities will continue to grow specific business use cases already being utilized including agriculture, asset tracking, and fleet management. These use cases are often disrupted by the unreliability of terrestrial networks for ubiquitous global coverage.

41% of the globe’s population currently has no access to the internet, highlighting a significant opportunity for satellite vendors,” says Harriet Sumnall, Research Analyst, “COVID-19 has caused a sharp increase not only in remote working but also a greater need for remote access to machines, buildings and other assets important for business operations.  This presents a significant opportunity for satellite vendors to delve into new market verticals with IoT services.”

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Dimitrios Pavlakis
Dimitrios Pavlakis
Senior Analyst

Biometric IoT Monetization Opportunities Still Suffer from Strategic Misalignment but Security and Intelligence Demands Will Push the Market Forward

Strategic misalignment is the prevalent threat keeping innovative biometric monetization from reaching critical mass in the larger IoT ecosystem, finds ABI Research. As IoT connections will reach 23.7 billion by 2026, biometric players face significant opposition penetrating the multifaceted and use-case specific IoT environment. However, pervasive connectivity and digitization requirements and increased intelligence demands will help the biometrics market push forward in more IoT applications.

Talking about the ‘IoT’ in its entirety makes little sense for most biometric vendors and, in turn, discussing ‘biometric authentication’ makes little sense for most IoT players; naturally, novel biometric monetization models have faced significant difficulties in demonstrating an ROI-first approach,” explains Dimitrios Pavlakis, Security Analyst.

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America's infrastructure is failing: What needs fixing first?

The Hill

On the heels of the pandemic and a major COVID-relief bill, the new administration is considering a massive infrastructure bill that some estimate could be in the $3-4 trillion range. Cybersecurity spending alone, which is part of critical infrastructure, is set to surpass $105 billion in 2021, according to figures from ABI Research. The focus is on IT networks, systems and data security, and the implications for national security are significant. 

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Enterprise Use of Augmented Reality Blazing a Path for Consumer Smart Glasses

Investor's Business Daily

The Covid-19 pandemic has fueled interest in augmented reality headsets for remote assistance and training, Eric Abbruzzese, a research director at ABI Research, told IBD.

"Interest has skyrocketed," he said. ABI Research estimates the augmented reality market will surpass $140 billion in 2025. That includes headset hardware, software and services. The market today is mostly enterprise-focused. Last year, the augmented reality headset market generated less than $10 billion in revenue.

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