Video, OTT, AR & VR covers the rapid transition of video consumption devices, services, business models, and technologies toward multiscreen, IP, on-demand, and unmanaged delivery, as well as the rise of augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) platforms in the enterprise and consumer sectors. Technology research includes service-provider and retail devices, technology transitions, network and software technologies, content protection, and operator business models. AR and VR addresses the rapid rise of new head-mounted display categories including tethered, mobile-reliant headsets, and standalone smart glasses, analysis of use cases driving adoption, assessments of technology platforms, and content expectations.
As the 2008-2009 financial crisis has demonstrated: the economy matters. The health and growth of economies help to increase - or decrease - the disposable incomes of their populations. Shrinking wallets can have an impact on telecom, wireless, and consumer electronics sales. ABI Research relies on these economic sources to inform and shape our telecom and technology forecasts.
This Market Data product tracks the following regional and national economic indicators on a quarterly basis:
- Economic Assessment: Percentage Change in Output GDP
- Economic Assessment: Output GDP per Capita
- Official Bank Interest Rates
- Unemployment Rate
- National Debt
- Consumer Confidence Index
- Business Confidence Index