Archives 2019

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Foldable or Flexible: How Would You Like Your Smartphone?

In the wake of Apple's unveiling of a new iPhone at their most recent hardware event in September, ABI Research forecasts that smartphone shipments with some type of foldable, flexible, or rollable display will start picking up steam as early as 2020, with growth to reach 228 million in 2028. Not only will smartphones see ...

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Can Consumer Revenues Sustain 5G Rollouts? Not Likely

The future of 5G lies in the enterprise. Use cases across different vertical markets, such as industrial automation, cloud gaming, private Long-Term Evolution (LTE), and smart transport systems, will become pervasive, unlocking new opportunities for Mobile Service Providers (MSPs) along the way.

However, this bright and lucrative future may be hampered by 5G’s past. That’s ...

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The Robot And The Smart Home

The home robotics future many of us have imagined is here, although adoption into the technology has been limited to date. Pricing, availability, and consumer awareness are some of the factors involved, but another overlooked facet is the current disconnect between home robots and smart home technology. While robots in the home have always to ...

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Smart Cities Facing Increased Cybersecurity Risks

With worldwide urban populations on the rise year after year, smart cities project developers are searching for ways to create increasingly intelligent, efficient, and sustainable solutions. The Internet of Things (IoT) has been the technological starting block, but as IoT usage and implementation expands its reach across several verticals, increased digitization needed to power smart ...

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Pay TV Subscribers Not Yet Ready to Cut the Cord

The collective whisper amongst would-be cord cutters is pervasive — many consumers suggest that paying a monthly premium for channels and content they aren't regularly consuming has heightened the urge to switch to streaming platform services like Apple TV, Netflix, or Hulu. Although your regional cable provider faces a continuously difficult challenge in keeping customers and generating revenue, the pay ...

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The Numbers & History Behind Apple’s Acquisition Of Intel’s Modem Business

Two weeks ago, Apple announced its decision to invest $1 billion to purchase most of Intel’s modem development unit.

The truth, however, is that this move was years in the making, and will have implications on the connectivity, smartphone, and overall 5G landscape for years to come.

What’s Apple’s Real Motivation?

On the surface, it ...

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Drones Taking Flight in Commercial and Industrial Markets

The excitement around small Unmanned Aerial Systems, referred to more commonly as drones, has been in place for well over a decade. Despite a consistent hype cycle around applications in both the commercial and consumer markets, commercial usage has historically trailed behind that of recreational flyers — in 2018, for example, drone consumer market shipments comprised ...

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EU Cybersecurity Act Comes into Force: What Does That Mean for the Private Sector?

In June 2019, the new EU Cybersecurity Act quietly came into force. It is effectively a Regulation (2019/881) which means it is applicable verbatim across the Union. The Act confers a permanent mandate to the EU cybersecurity agency ENISA, which sees its remit and budget significantly expanded. ENISA will not only support policy and ...

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The Pervasive Screen Is Coming. But When?

The last decade and a half has seen a tremendous amount of change in the video market, especially when you consider TVs extended history. The arrival of YouTube in 2005 sparked a revolution in video that both scared the incumbents and excited the masses – this was the “democratization of video” and the power was ...

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Smart Home Integration Taking Shape

The popularity of smart home technology and devices has prompted new developments in how the market is reshaping itself. While over 34 million households worldwide adopted a smart home device for the first time last year, new home growth is starting to give way to the integration of additional technology with the devices consumers already ...

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