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Past Whitepapers

MWC 2014 Roundup

10 Mar 2014:

Mobile World Congress (MWC) retains its position as the preeminent mobile show on the calendar, but it is plain to see that things are changing in the market and this is reflected in the focus of discussion at the show.

Notes from CES 2014

21 Jan 2014:

CES 2014 represented something of a 180-degree shift away from the legacy focus on smartphones, tablets, and mobility. The two bright spots for the mobile industry at CES were the emerging U.S. carrier warfare and the increased role Mediatek will play in this market; both of which will benefit the consumer. This year, we saw home automation, fitness and health, connected car, wearable technology, and the Internet of Everything (IoE) take more of a prominent role. Alongside these new trends, the TV regained its lustre with 4K and curved screens garnering a lot of interest.

The Connected World of Tomorrow

20 Dec 2013:

ABI Research is back again with this year’s installment of predictions. Broken down by Research Practice, analysts at ABI Research have predicted what to watch for in the Connected World of 2014. In a world where technology makes leaps and bounds in a miniscule amount of time, ABI Research’s analysts have managed to make audacious, but educated predictions on what will happen in their respective industry.

Cybersecurity Insight Latin America

23 Oct 2013: This short document provides a very brief overview of national cybersecurity development in Latin America, including a snapshot of the cyber landscape in the region. The focus is primarily to draw attention to the most pressing issues of formulating and implementing cybersecurity at the national level, with the goal of raising awareness of the issue within the specific Latin American context.

Cybersecurity Insight Africa

08 Oct 2013:

This short document provides a very brief overview of national cybersecurity development in Africa, including a snapshot of the cyber landscape in the region. The focus is primarily to draw attention to the most pressing issues of formulating and implementing cybersecurity at the national and regional level, with the goal of raising awareness of the issue within the specific context of Africa.

LTE-TDD Proves a Game-changer for Carriers

17 Sep 2013: LTE time division duplex (LTE-TDD) will gain significant traction in the global market over the next 5 years. It currently only covers 6.4% of the world’s population, but by 2018, ABI Research anticipates coverage to grow to 49%. By comparison, LTE deployments in legacy WCDMA markets are expected to deliver population coverage of 57%. The growth in LTE-TDD coverage can be attributed to the anticipated commitments by China Mobile going commercial in 2014, as well as markets like Indonesia and India making serious investments in LTE-TDD networks. Furthermore, ABI Research anticipates a number of LTE frequency division duplexing (LTE-FDD) operators to augment their networks with LTE-TDD in additional spectrum bands to improve network capacity.

A Technical Analysis of Performance and Power Consumption of Lenovo K900, Samsung Galaxy S4 (Two Variants), Samsung Nexus 10, and Asus Nexus 7

18 Jul 2013:

ABI Research's motivation in preparing this whitepaper is to further clarify results from our teardown research that led to a press release indicating that Intel had outperformed Qualcomm, Nvidia, and Samsung. We stand by our initial research conclusions as we defined them, but some industry players have expressed concern that our headlines have been misconstrued. To that end, we have provided the details of our test results in this whitepaper. Our conclusions all along have been focused specifically on the performance versus power drain of Intel's z2580 chipset versus comparable state-of-the-art chipsets by Qualcomm, Nvidia, and Samsung.

©2013 ABI Research. This whitepaper may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of ABI Research.

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MWC 2013 Roundup

12 Mar 2013:

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) moved to a new venue in 2013 and, on face value, it could be argued that not a lot changed, other than the buildings were more modern, transport was more crowded, meetings took longer to get to on the crowded “avenue,” and there were just more people, 70,000 to be precise.

PetroSecurity in the Digital Era: Legacy Systems vs. Cyber Threats

11 Feb 2013:

Cybersecurity has become a growing concern in the past decade with the development of sophisticated malware targeting critical infrastructure. While the brunt of these threats has primarily focused on government, military, and financial institutions, the energy sector has not been spared either. Oil and gas companies, in particular, have been the target of widespread cyber infiltration in the past few years, with hostile agents successfully stealing intellectual property assets and valuable confidential information. Perhaps more disconcertingly, industrial control systems (ICS) in oil and gas installations are increasingly coming under fire from cyber-attacks.