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Posted by dmercer @ 15/04/2014 16:11:00
We announced today our latest forecasts for the US pay TV market. If there was a better explanation than the chart below of the contrasting stories we hear about the state of the US pay TV industry, I ... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 20/03/2014 17:58:00
Before Christmas I posted a warning to today’s twin tech titans that they couldn’t afford to rest on their laurels. After analysing the latest result... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 04/03/2014 16:43:00
Following my post from CES back in January, more positive news for UHD TV emerges after we have completed the weighting of the latest European survey data in our... read more

Posted by wablondi @ 25/02/2014 23:54:00
The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a buzzword of the connected home space which includes all things smart for the home. The 2014 CES was a perfect example with elegantly designed point solutions from light bulbs to door locks and surveillance cameras on display at every turn. Even before CES... read more

Posted by jblackwell @ 13/02/2014 19:30:00
Comcast has announced its plan to acquire Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $45 billion. The largest US cable operator will take over the second largest cable operator if the deal is approved by shareholders and regulators. While much of the discussion around consolidation by the cable indust... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 07/02/2014 10:42:00
Summary: Our analysis suggests BT already has plans to extend its new pay-to-own movie service to digital downloads to portable devices, and that the promise of “keep forever” will be difficult to guarantee if you don’t remain a BT subscriber. BT this week became ... read more

Posted by wablondi @ 22/01/2014 01:40:00
The Internet of Things (IoT) was the buzzword for all things smart for the home at the 2014 CES. Elegantly designed point solutions from light bulbs to door locks and surveillance cameras were on display at every turn. Qualcomm, Samsung and Technicolor wowed audiences with their visions for the S... read more

Posted by gyang @ 14/01/2014 08:54:00
China Mobile announced a personalized 4G tariff plan on Jan 14th, including a multi-device sharing scheme. This is the first shot from China Mobile in China’s 4G wars and may well define the tone of 4G competition in China. China Mobile&... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 13/01/2014 00:28:00
Amongst the many TV-related themes at CES 2014 was the widespread entry of curved TV screens. Widespread, at least, in the sense that most major TV vendors were showing curved models, without necessarily committing to launch dates or pricing. This included many Chi... read more

Posted by swelshdegrimaldo @ 08/01/2014 16:50:00
Las Vegas has seen its share of famous fights, and this week at CES heavy weight defending champion AT&T (which shares the title with Verizon Wireless) dukes it out with mid-weight challengers T-Mobile US and Sprint in the battle for the family plan. Who wil... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 08/01/2014 16:14:00
Hot off the press Strategy Analytics' new ConsumerMetrix survey carried out over the past few weeks with 2024 US consumers found very strong interest in UHD TV. 19% of people said they would be very likely to buy a UHDTV and 37% somewhat likely within the next two years. Only 24% said they would ... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 08/01/2014 05:51:00
New terms often emerge in order to encapsulate hot new technology trends which are less than clearly defined in the specifics or the implications. One such current trend is the Internet of Things, or Everything if you prefer, terms which may be meani... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 06/01/2014 20:36:00
One day in and the key trends in TVs for 2014 are beginning to emerge. 4k was the expected one, and LG did not disappoint, announcing that they would offer 12 UHD models during 2014 from 49-105", including three UHD OLEDs. Panasonic announcements by comparison were rather flat, and the company se... read more

Posted by swelshdegrimaldo @ 06/01/2014 16:46:00
AT&T Leads Mobile Data Pricing Evolution in 2014 AT&T Sponsored data opens the door to new revenue and opportunities for data sponsors and operators. Strategy Analytics applauds AT&T for the launch of AT&T Sponsored Data, announced today at th... read more

Posted by swelshdegrimaldo @ 03/01/2014 16:23:00
AT&T on the Attack: New Year Promo Going After T-Mobile US subscribers T-Mobile should be proud The fact that AT&T has launched a New Year promotion to win over T-Mobile subscribers indicates that the tactics T-Mobile has been using to woo AT&T customers a... read more

Posted by dmercer @ 24/12/2013 12:32:00
If you want the definitive Strategy Analytics predictions on tablet and smartphone futures you should of course examine the forecasts from our respective industry experts. So the health warning comes up front: what follows is based on recent comments from my personal family and friends and may no... read more

Posted by gyang @ 04/12/2013 15:46:00
China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued 4G licenses to all three operators on Dec 4th. They are all TD-LTE. The regulator also awarded China Mobile the license for fixed broadband service. China Telecom and China Unicom also got the... read more

Posted by nmawston @ 26/11/2013 16:44:00
The global mobile phone market will grow +6% in 2014. China is the largest market for smartphones, while India is the biggest country for featurephones. This published report, available to clients, forecasts the global handset... read more

Posted by khyers @ 08/10/2013 18:51:00
The wearable device sector is forecasted to grow shipments by 439% in 2013. With smartwatch sales expected to grow an even more robust 600% in 2014, Nissan, an unlikely producer of portable consumer electronics, has decided to play its hand in the smartwatch arena with... read more

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