Amman, Jordan, November 8, 2012--As of the end of the first quarter 2012, mobile operators in nineteen Arab countries had 367.5 million cellular lines, up from 362 million at yearend 2011, a growth of 1.5%, according to new report from Arab Advisors Group which analyzes and ranks cellular operators in the Arab World. The three cellular operators in Egypt; Vodafone, Mobinil and Etisalat were the largest Arab cellular operators in terms of subscriptions by end of March 2012.
Scottsdale, Ariz., November 2, 2012-- By 2017 ABI Research expects over-the-top (OTT) revenue to quadruple to $32 billion, up from the expected $8.2 billion in 2012. Subscription services, like Netflix, have led the OTT markets the past couple of years, which has helped push the market towards healthy growth. By 2014, however, ABI Research expects OTT rentals to surpass subscription revenues.
Santa Clara, Calif., October 25, 2012—With consumers all over the world facing continued economic uncertainty, global TV demand is expected to be flat in 2013, after shipments of all TV types declined by more than 4% in 2012, to 237M, according to the latest results from the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Advanced Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report.
Santa Clara, Calif., October 19, 2012—Smart TVs are moving from a novelty to mainstream, with shipments expected to grow 15% worldwide in 2012. With the shift, regional preferences and TV consumption habits are changing, according to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Smart TV Shipment and Forecast Report.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 16, 2012 – According to the latest figures published by the Broadband Forum and prepared by broadband industry analysts Point Topic, broadband subscriptions have soared to over 624 million, presenting a huge opportunity for the future of the connected home. With more than 15 million new IPTV subscribers added over the past year, it is clear that broadband multiplay is gaining momentum.
London, UK, October 8, 2012--With free turn-by-turn navigation available on all major smartphone OS’, ABI Research is finding a combination of other application segments and advertising will help to sustain a healthy LBS market. Of the emerging areas, the GPS-enabled health and fitness market continues to grow strongly with application downloads expected to break the 100m mark in 2012.
Dublin, Ireland, October 2, 2012--The UK's broadband infrastructure is characterized by excellent cross-platform competition, with comprehensive DSL complemented by cable networks which reach about half of all households. The DSL network has been upgraded during the last few years as a result of BT's migration to its new 21CN. Virgin Media has emerged as the best provider in terms of realised speeds - the company has rolled out a 120Mb/s service across much of its footprint, with a program during 2012 to double broadband speeds to customers. In addition, BT's FttC/VDSL service should cover 66% of the population by 2015, according to a new Research and Markets report entitled "United Kingdom - Broadband - Fixed Network Insights, Statistics and Forecasts."
Shipments of 3D-Ready Devices Forecast to Reach 226M Units Worldwide by 2019
Santa Clara, Calif., October 1, 2012—The 3D display market is set to grow from 50.8 million units and $13.2 billion in revenue in 2011 to 226 million units and $67 billion in revenue in 2019 worldwide, according to the NPD DisplaySearch 3D Display Technology and Market Forecast Report. 3D TVs contribute heavily to this projection and create the largest revenue stream with anticipated growth from 25 million units in 2011 to approximately 180 million units in 2019.
Dublin, Ireland, September 27, 2012--Despite an economic downturn Azerbaijan is still growing its telecom sector. Coming into 2012 Azerbaijan's mobile subscriber base had passed the 10 million milestone (109% penetration). Mobile subscriber growth had moderated to 10% per annum in 2011 and similar growth was continuing into 2012, according to a Research and Markets report entitled “Azerbaijan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts.”
Singapore, September 19, 2012--The global pay-TV market continues to grow despite a decline in the North America pay-TV market in 2012. ABI Research forecast that global pay TV subscribers will reach 858.1 million at the end of 2012, a 5% year-on-year increment from 2011. The key growth will be driven by the Asian-Pacific market which is expected to add more than 27 million subscribers in 2012.