Analyst Blogs

AMD Claims 83% Market Share for VR, but is this Accurate?

March 14, 2016, 4:23 p.m.
Eric Abbruzzese, Senior Analyst

As part of their announcement chain for the Game Developer’s Conference, AMD released an interesting figure: AMD will power 83% of the total addressable market for Virtual Reality. Wording is key here, as total addressable market is far different from market share. In fact, there really isn’t a ...


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The Full Realization of 802.11ac Requires MU-MIMO

Oct. 23, 2015, 6:25 p.m.
Philip Solis, Research Director

ABI Research has been covering 802.11ac and 802.11ad (WiGig) for about 6 or 7 years now.  These standards started to take off commercially a few years ago.  802.11ac is much more complex than previous standards, so it was broken up into two waves of certification by the ...


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The Current TV Market, and What to Expect at SCTE 2015

Sept. 28, 2015, 12:55 p.m.
Eric Abbruzzese, Senior Analyst

I’ll be attending SCTE this year, and there are a few topics that we expect will be heavily covered at the event, reflecting some of the more influential trends in the TV markets today. The standard topics will be covered as usual, including B2B Solutions, Next-generation services (i.e ...


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Video Service Providers Want Control, Path to IP Delivery, and Support for BYOD

Aug. 21, 2015, 4:08 p.m.
Sam Rosen, Managing Director and VP, Video, OTT and AR/VR

Today, it’s clear that video service providers have a few key requirements in any new technology rollouts.  Among the top criteria, they are looking at:

  • Technology which leverages their broadcast ecosystem, eliminates or reduces capital (CapEx) expenses, and paves the way for the upcoming transition to IP delivery
  • Control ...


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eSports – Does that First Letter Mean it’s Not a Sport?

April 27, 2015, 5:45 p.m.
Michael Inouye, Principal Analyst

ESPN or more accurately stated ESPN2 caused a mild uproar on Twitter Sunday night (April 28th) after viewers were surprised to see “Heroes of the Dorm” airing on the sports channel. Many on the opposing side called foul on the show, decrying the “athletes” lack of physical prowess – ...


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