Analyst Blogs

Rejecting Retail Apps Lacks Vision

Feb. 8, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Patrick Connolly, Principal Analyst

Much like iBeacons, I have seen a lot lately on the “failure” retail apps, and how retailers should avoid them because their customers will not use them. Personally, I think this is both naïve and lacks vision on the retailer’s part. Everyone wants to do omnichannel now, so what ...


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Innovation Meets Implementation: The Transformative Tech Trends that Commanded CES 2016

Feb. 2, 2016, 9:23 a.m.
Stuart Carlaw, Managing Partner and Chief Research Officer

As the bustle of CES 2016 quiets down, many mainstream media professionals are grumbling that there were little-to-no groundbreaking announcements presented on the floor. While that notion may seem apparent on the surface, ABI Research’s team of analysts conducted an in-depth, post-show investigation to recount which transformative tech trends ...


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Smart Antennae: Critical for 5G

Jan. 13, 2016, 5:46 p.m.
Joe Hoffman, Managing Director and Vice President, Strategic Technology

5G Changes Everything

The 5G Network of Tomorrow is coming to mobile broadband, and like SDN/NFV, it will generate new network operating models. While avant-garde operators will quickly adopt, further cementing their market leading positions, 5G will open the door to non-traditional network operators and infrastructure vendors for networks ...


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CES 2016 Showcases Auto Reveals

Jan. 13, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
Susan Beardslee, Senior Analyst

CES 2016 has grown again from its noticeable presence last year.  This year brought 10 auto OEM’s, over 115 auto electronic tech companies, 25% more floor space and two OEM keynotes (GM and VW).   Auto presence was up 17% YoY (Consumer Tech Assoc.) and the press buzz was hard ...


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MuLTEfire vs Wi-Fi… a Storm in a Tea-cup?

Jan. 10, 2016, 10:59 p.m.
Jake Saunders, Managing Director and Vice President, Asia-Pacific & Advisory Services

On the 16th December 2015, Qualcomm, Intel, Nokia and Ericsson formed the MuLTEfire Alliance. The Alliance is now canvassing for additional members. It is expected the body will try to sign up as many device, infrastructure and telco service providers as possible. If they are able to sign up cable ...


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