ABI Research Whitepapers

It's not always easy keeping up with the latest trends, challenges, and market changes related to transformative technologies. Fortunately, our whitepapers can give you the intelligence you need.

All of our whitepapers are written by our analysts — proven, trusted, and experienced experts in fields such as mobile devices, 5G, Internet of Things, home automation, digital security, and other technologies that reshaping industries, workforces, and entire economies.

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  • Keeping the IoT Smart and Secure

  • Aug. 27, 2020

    By the end of 2020, there will be 1.91 billion Internet of Things connections. Securing these connections is becoming an increasingly challenging, and critical, function. That is why key IoT vendors are investing significant dollars and hours into research and development related to Smart IoT gateways. However, IoT gateways are currently caught amid a greater transformative evolution that shifts focus from the cloud to the edge, reversing the investment priorities of the past decade, causing IoT vendors to revisit their market strategies, further enhancing edge capabilities for gateways.

  • Driving Innovation In The Mobile Cellular Antenna Market

  • July 23, 2020

    Global annual data traffic in exabytes will continue to increase at a CAGR of about 52%, reaching 4,150 exabytes by 2025 from 331 exabytes in 2020. The amount of data traffic generated by 5G in 2020 accounts for about 23% of total data traffic, but will reach just under 80% by 2025, while 5G subscriptions make up 58% of total subscriptions. Given the data-demanding applications that come with 5G, operators face the challenge of ensuring the quality of the user experience. Operators also have to ensure that coverage, both indoors and outdoors, for data usage are sufficient to meet the growing demand.

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality: Visualizing Potential Across Hardware, Software, And Services

  • July 22, 2020

    Immersive technologies in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) have presented and, to some extent, already proven to be more than iterative improvements to existing tech in both consumer and enterprise domains. A level of immersion not possible before was introduced with VR, while AR offered an entirely unique way of accessing and overlaying data without removing a user from the world. Applications in both consumer and enterprise markets have been trialed, deployed, and proven Return on Investment (ROI).

  • Robotics and COVID-19 Challenges and Opportunities

  • June 22, 2020

    Like many technologies, the path to rolling out robotics is being complicated by COVID-19. But more than any other technology, robotics developers have visibly demonstrated the value of more flexible automation to meet the enormous challenges being placed on businesses and governments.

  • Cloud-Based AI In A Post-COVID-19 World

  • May 19, 2020

    The demand for cloud-based services has never been greater. While nearly half of the world’s population is in partial or full lockdown, people are continuing their daily activities online. This has increased Internet traffic, with many communication service providers reporting a 30% to 40% spike in average traffic, but it has also led to a shift from many offline activities and transactions to online platforms.

  • Telcos As A National Growth Accelerator

  • May 8, 2020

    At this challenging time, the role of the Telco has never been so important. They are key to retaining any semblance of normalcy in a COVID affected social and enterprise setting. More importantly, they are a key actor that will be crucial in enabling nations to manage the transition out of COVID-19 related stagnation and providing a resilient national infrastructure and stimulate GDP growth.

  • The Future Of Wi-Fi

  • April 22, 2020

    The need for faster, more reliable, more efficient, and more widespread Wi-Fi coverage is becoming increasingly vital in a world filled with more Wi-Fi devices at both ends of the performance spectrum, from high-throughput and low-latency applications to battery-constrained Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

  • Taking Stock Of COVID-19: The Short- And Long-Term Ramifications On Technology And End Markets

  • March 17, 2020

    There is no doubt that the coronavirus outbreak will have significant ramifications for technology companies, those companies investing in technology to enhance operations, and the customers of those companies.

  • The Perfect Mobile World Congress: 13 Visions For The Ideal Mobile Trade Show

  • March 2, 2020

    Traditionally, Mobile World Congress events have generated a lot of noise, but hardly any revolutionary announcements or momentum. Therefore, while the cancellation of this year's event was unavoidable, it does come with a silver lining.

  • 33 Key Takeaways from CES 2020

  • Jan. 23, 2020

    CES 2020 was a curious event and somewhat symptomatic of the transitional period we are in as a technology industry. In the context of this confusing, ever-changing technology space, several ABI Research analysts provided various perspectives on their experiences and discoveries at CES 2020.

  • 54 Technology Trends to Watch in 2020

  • Dec. 11, 2019

    After a tumultuous 2019 that was beset by many challenges, both integral to technology markets and derived from global market dynamics, 2020 looks set to be equally challenging. There are many positive signs that the external economy, driven by political uncertainty, will become much more predictable and will result in a much more stable economic backdrop.

  • 5 Ways Smart Cities Are Getting Smarter

  • Nov. 7, 2019

    Cities have faced challenges like congestion, pollution, and safety for decades, and most have a plan to combat them. Meanwhile, new threats such as cyberattacks, climate change, and other emerging problems are mounting as well. In response, cities will have to adopt bolder, more inclusive, and more integrated smart cities approaches and embrace a range of next-generation technologies.

  • Artificial Intelligence Meets Business Intelligence

  • Sept. 27, 2019

    ABI Research forecasts that the total installed base of devices with Artificial Intelligence will grow from 2.694 billion in 2019 to 4.471 billion in 2024, as companies across the world—and across different industries—embrace the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI). There are billions of petabytes of data flowing through AI devices every day and the volume will only increase in the years to come.

  • The Five Myths of 5G

  • Sept. 5, 2019

    Despite the launch of 5G commercial services in the United States, Europe, South Korea, and Japan, the telecommunications industry is struggling to translate the potential of 5G into real commercial opportunities. Deploying a single 5G network that can address all requirements and pain points of multiple industry verticals has proven extremely difficult.

  • The 5 Reasons Why Your IoT Project May Fail

  • July 17, 2019

    The Internet of Things is the foundation upon which concepts like big data, connectivity, and machine learning can thrive — with the power to revolutionize organizations, industries, and economies. However, many IoT projects often struggle to scale, and investments in IoT often fail, due to companies' inability to understand and maximize its potential.

  • How to Optimize Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Companies

  • June 21, 2019

    With the continuous introduction of new technologies — artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, digital twins, etc — the industrial and manufacturing industry is in the midst of a sea change. But for the companies in the industry, it can feel more like a river — one that is winding, quickening and getting more difficult to navigate by the minute. Every new technology coming down that river offers an opportunity to enhance your operation and grow your business. However, without the right understanding of these technologies — and how they fit together — it is impossible to know when to jump in, let alone where to go, what to do, and how to do it.

  • The 6 Biggest Cybersecurity Risks Facing Utilities

  • April 25, 2019

    The utilities industry is rapidly modernizing its infrastructure, adding more digitized equipment and connectivity across devices, plants, and systems. This evolution to “smart infrastructure” represents a positive, paradigm shift for the industry. Unfortunately, the security policies of many utilities have not evolved along with it, leaving them incredibly vulnerable. In this whitepaper, we’ll explore the evolving technological ecosystem, the mounting risks, and best practices for utility companies looking to steer clear of cybercriminals and threats.