Analysis

COVID-19 Crisis Accentuating the Need to Bridge Digital Divides

COVID-19 Crisis Accentuating the Need to Bridge Digital Divides

28 Nov 2020 comment

Improved Internet connectivity and skills have helped many countries to cope with the health and economic crisis from COVID-19.

Spotify Paid Subscribers Soar by 27 Percent to 144 Million in 3Q20

Spotify Paid Subscribers Soar by 27 Percent to 144 Million in 3Q20

27 Nov 2020 comment

Spotify grew its paid subscriber base by 27% in 3Q20 to 144 million.

Lockdowns Will Drive Double-Digit PC Growth in EMEA Through to 1Q21

Lockdowns Will Drive Double-Digit PC Growth in EMEA Through to 1Q21

27 Nov 2020 comment

Shipments of EMEA traditional PCs will total 82.1 million in 2020, a 12.7% YoY growth, according to IDC.

Smartphone Shipments Decline in Western Europe in 3Q20

Smartphone Shipments Decline in Western Europe in 3Q20

26 Nov 2020 comment

The smartphone market in Western Europe continued to be impacted by lockdowns in the third quarter of 2020, as shipments declined 6.5% year over year to 28.8 million units, according to IDC.

EMEA Smartphones Bounced Back in 3Q20

EMEA Smartphones Bounced Back in 3Q20

25 Nov 2020 comment

The EMEA smartphone market threw off the coronavirus blues in the third quarter, bouncing back to register some growth over the same period in 2019, according to IDC.

5G Will Generate 44 Percent of Global Operator Revenue by 2025

5G Will Generate 44 Percent of Global Operator Revenue by 2025

24 Nov 2020 comment

The operator billed revenue from 5G connections will reach $357 billion by 2025, rising from $5 billion in 2020, according to Juniper Research.

US Ecommerce Channel Ad Spending Will Jump Nearly 40 Percent This Year

US Ecommerce Channel Ad Spending Will Jump Nearly 40 Percent This Year

23 Nov 2020 comment

Marketers will spend $17.37 billion on advertising on ecommerce sites and apps this year, according to eMarketer.

Verizon Says Online Shopping Traffic Went Up 82 Percent

Verizon Says Online Shopping Traffic Went Up 82 Percent

23 Nov 2020 comment

Verizon’s Business Retail Trends Report finds that holiday shopping is surging early this year and confirms how COVID-19 restrictions and concerns could be linked to an increase in online shopping this holiday season.

Public Cloud End-User Spending Will Grow 18 Percent in 2021

Public Cloud End-User Spending Will Grow 18 Percent in 2021

21 Nov 2020 comment

Worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow 18.4% in 2021 to total $304.9 billion, up from $257.5 billion in 2020, according to Gartner.

Spending on AR and VR Forecast to Deliver Strong Growth Through 2024

Spending on AR and VR Forecast to Deliver Strong Growth Through 2024

20 Nov 2020 comment

Worldwide spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) is forecast to accelerate out of the pandemic, growing from just over $12.0 billion this year to $72.8 billion in 2024, according to IDC.

What´s Hot This Black Friday

What´s Hot This Black Friday

20 Nov 2020 comment

Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year for tech and durables in many countries, particularly Europe and the Americas.

5G Economic Opportunity Proves Resilient

5G Economic Opportunity Proves Resilient

19 Nov 2020 comment

A new study is showing a 10.8% net increase in global 5G investment and R&D over the next 15 years, compared to the 2019 forecast.

Ericsson Estimates $31 Trillion 5G Consumer Market by 2030

Ericsson Estimates $31 Trillion 5G Consumer Market by 2030

19 Nov 2020 comment

The 5G consumer market could be worth $31 trillion by 2030 globally, according to the new "Harnessing the 5G Consumer Potential" report from Ericsson ConsumerLab.

Plesk Appoints ZNet Technologies as Global Distributor to Expand Reach in Untapped Markets

Plesk Appoints ZNet Technologies as Global Distributor to Expand Reach in Untapped Markets

18 Nov 2020 comment

Plesk, the leading WebOps platform to build, secure and run applications, websites and hosting businesses that scale in the Cloud, has announced that it has appointed ZNet Technologies, the leading cloud services provider, as a global distributor of Plesk solutions.

Hybrid Data Centers Push Cloud and IT Solutions

Hybrid Data Centers Push Cloud and IT Solutions

18 Nov 2020 comment

Schneider Electric has simplified and aligned its data center solutions for the new hybrid IT world with the introduction of EcoStruxure.

HP Narrowly Wins #1 Notebook Share

HP Narrowly Wins #1 Notebook Share

17 Nov 2020 comment

HP edged out Lenovo for the first time in years by a slim margin to regain leadership in the notebook PC market, according to Strategy Analytics.

Realme Became the Fastest Brand to Hit 50 Million Shipments

Realme Became the Fastest Brand to Hit 50 Million Shipments

17 Nov 2020 comment

Global smartphone shipments in 3Q20 grew by 32% Quarter-on-Quarter, but declined by 4% year-over-year to around 380 million units, according to Counterpoint Research.

Subscriptions for Physical Goods Will Overtake Digital Subscriptions by 2025

Subscriptions for Physical Goods Will Overtake Digital Subscriptions by 2025

16 Nov 2020 comment

The market for consumer subscriptions for physical goods will grow from an expected $64 billion in 2020 to more than $263 billion in 2025, according to Juniper Research.

Tablets and Chromebooks are the New Hotspots for Growth in the PC Market

Tablets and Chromebooks are the New Hotspots for Growth in the PC Market

15 Nov 2020 comment

The total PC market (including tablets) enjoyed a second successive quarter of growth, with total shipments of 124.5 million units, up 23% year-on-year, according to Canalys.

Digital Sexual Wellness Market Will Approach $1 Billion by 2025

Digital Sexual Wellness Market Will Approach $1 Billion by 2025

14 Nov 2020 comment

The total revenue from digital sexual wellness content will surpass $950 million in 2025; rising from $323 million in 2020, according to Juniper Research.

Operators Set to Invest $25 Billion in Infrastructure Across the CIS Region

Operators Set to Invest $25 Billion in Infrastructure Across the CIS Region

13 Nov 2020 comment

The latest GSMA Intelligence report forecasts that there will be 52 million 5G connections across the CIS region by 2025, representing a 13% adoption rate.

IT Spending in EMEA Will Grow 2.8 Percent in 2021

IT Spending in EMEA Will Grow 2.8 Percent in 2021

13 Nov 2020 comment

IT spending in EMEA region is forecast to total $1.075 trillion in 2021, an increase of 2.8% from 2020, according to Gartner.

Most of the World Will Have Data Covered Under Privacy Regulations by 2023

Most of the World Will Have Data Covered Under Privacy Regulations by 2023

12 Nov 2020 comment

By 2023, 65% of the world’s population will have its personal data covered under modern privacy regulations, up from 10% in 2020, according to Gartner.

eSports Sponsorship Will Hit $584 Million in 2020

eSports Sponsorship Will Hit $584 Million in 2020

12 Nov 2020 comment

The entire eSports ecosystem has boomed in recent years, with more and more viewers tuning in to watch their favorite games being played by some of the best gamers in the world.

60 Percent of Germans would Welcome Greater Use of AI in Industry

60 Percent of Germans would Welcome Greater Use of AI in Industry

12 Nov 2020 comment

A clear majority of Germans (60 percent) would like to see AI used more in industry, in sectors such as automaking or aircraft-building, according to the survey Bosch AI Future Compass that polled 1,000 Germans aged 18 and over.

Video Games Subscription Revenue Will Exceed $11 Billion by 2025

Video Games Subscription Revenue Will Exceed $11 Billion by 2025

10 Nov 2020 comment

Video games service platforms, such as EA Play and PlayStation Now, will grow to an $11 billion sector by 2025, up from an estimated $6.6 billion this year, according to Juniper Research.

China Smartphone Market Declines 14 Percent in 3Q20

China Smartphone Market Declines 14 Percent in 3Q20

10 Nov 2020 comment

Smartphone sales in China recovered slowly with 6% quarter-on-quarter growth in 3Q20, according to Counterpoint Research.

eSports Streaming Average Hours Watched Top 500 Million Weekly in Q3

eSports Streaming Average Hours Watched Top 500 Million Weekly in Q3

9 Nov 2020 comment

Even though traditional sports returned to television screens, eSports continued to enjoy popularity in 3Q20, according to SafeBettingSites.

AI-driven Virtual Agents Can Drive Customer Satisfaction and Cost Savings

AI-driven Virtual Agents Can Drive Customer Satisfaction and Cost Savings

9 Nov 2020 comment

A new IBM study revealed 99% of respondents report an increase in customer satisfaction as a result of using AI-driven virtual agent technology.

China's Smartphone Market Dropped 14.3 Percent in 3Q20

China's Smartphone Market Dropped 14.3 Percent in 3Q20

8 Nov 2020 comment

84.8 million smartphones were shipped in China in the third quarter of 2020, down 14.3% year-on-year, according to IDC.