Geneva, Switzerland, July 1, 2013--Countries with a clearly-defined national vision for broadband roll-out are significantly out-performing those taking a more laissez-faire approach to broadband development, according to a new joint report just released by ITU, the Broadband Commission for Digital Development and network equipment maker Cisco Systems.
Sydney, Australia, June 27, 2013-The latest Australian Multi-Screen Report reveals an increasingly connected Australian home, with 27% now having access to four screens: television, computer, smartphone and tablet (16% a year ago). The report, which covers the first quarter of calendar 2013, shows media consumption patterns are evolving as households add new technologies.
Scottsdale, Ariz., June 27, 2013- In 2017, there will be nearly 30 million cars shipped with 3G/4G cellular connectivity with more than 100 million in total on the road at that time according to MRG. Meanwhile, although the in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) segment is currently smaller than the cellular connectivity segment, it is growing faster - MRG's forecast puts cars with IVI at nearly 40 million shipped with more than 85 million on the road in 2017.
Paris, France, June 26, 2013-According to Euroconsult's recently published executive brief, "Prospects for Cellular Backhaul in Fast-Growing Economies": The market of cellular backhaul over satellite has been a vibrant vertical segment for the satellite sector in the second half of the last decade, with strong growth observed in all emerging regions. While Sub-Saharan Africa has been the largest historical market for cellular backhaul, accelerated growth has been observed in recent years in a variety of countries such as India, Brazil and Indonesia. The number of sites using satellite backhaul more than tripled between 2007 and 2012 to reach close to 16,000 sites for a satellite capacity use of around 15.6 GHz.
London, UK, June 26, 2013--At the end of 2012, broadband analyst firm Point Topic reported that subscriber numbers for copper-based broadband services had fallen for the first time, with 415k subscribers lost in the fourth quarter. New figures reported by Point Topic show that this decline has accelerated in 2013, with 2.77m copper broadband subscribers lost in the first three months of the year. ‘Copper-based’ services include all DSL, ADSL and ADSL2+ subscribers reported by operators across the world. Point Topic’s database of subscriber numbers also includes cable subscriber numbers, FTTx/VDSL and FTTH.
Hong Kong, June 25, 2013--A CASBAA spokesman commented on the favorable evolution of the situation in Vietnam’s pay-TV market in recent weeks. Following a period of confusion after new pay-TV regulations came into force on May 15, most international TV channels (including major global news channels) have been restored to all pay-TV platforms in Vietnam (subject to appropriate commercial contracts and operational arrangements).
Seattle, Wash., June 20, 2013--The connected TV apps and services market is expected to explode in the next five years as new app frameworks in smart TVs, net-tops (i.e. Apple TV, Roku), Blu-ray devices and game consoles serve as the foundation for a new TV app economy. NextMarket Insights forecasts the US TV app economy to reach $14 billion by 2017, up from under $4.5 billion in 2012.
Singapore, June 20, 2013--Live video continues to dominate on-demand as desktop viewers watched live video 13 times longer than video on demand (VOD) in the first quarter of 2013. Taken together, the share of tablet and mobile video grew 19 percent in first quarter of 2013 as mobile and tablet video now account for more than 10 percent of all online video plays.
London, UK- June 20, 2013--Based on forecasts for 97 countries, global pay TV revenues [subscription fees and on-demand movies and TV episodes] will climb to $203 billion in 2018, up by $19 billion on 2012. According to the Digital TV World Revenue Forecasts report the fast growth years for the sector are over, with annual growth hovering at below 2% from 2015. Growth in 2013 will be 3.2%.
Scottsdale, Ariz., June 17, 2013--Multimedia Research Group (MRG) believes that the growth of TV multi-taskers, defined as people who are using a second screen device to view or control content related to what they are watching on the big screen (TV), will be the primary users of personal program guides, and will spur continued use and development of recommendation engines. Research data confirms that there are approximately 36 million mobile device owners (14% of US 13+ adults) that use their smartphones and/or tablets in association with TV programs they are currently watching. This TV multi-tasking behavior is expected to grow to 114 million (54% of 13+ adults) users in the US by 2017.