Favored in part by the Chinese governments’ censorship practices and in part by cultural differences, a parallel online universe exists behind what is often playfully referred to as the “Great Firewall”.
According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number smart homes in Europe and North America reached 64 million in 2018. The most advanced smart home market is North America, having an installed base of 33.8 million smart homes at the end of the year. This represents a penetration of 24 percent. Between 2017 and 2018, the market grew by 38.6 percent year-on-year. The strong market growth is expected to continue in the next five years.
The worldwide tablet market returned to growth in the third quarter of 2019 (3Q19) with 37.6 million units shipped globally for a year-over-year increase of 1.9%, according to preliminary data from IDC.
A new report from Juniper Research has found that the use of unique mobile identifier services, which provide identity verification through SIMs, will generate over $7 billion for mobile operators in 2024.