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Infrastructure as a Service grew 41% in 2021 to $90 billion – Gartner

Public cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) revenue grew 41.4% percent in 2021, led by Amazon, Microsoft, and Alibaba.

Public cloud spending to hit almost $500B this year – report

Worldwide digital transformation efforts will drive public cloud spending close to $500 billion this year, according to Gartner.

Gartner’s 5G vendor ranking shows Ericsson leading the pack

Nokia and Huawei joined Ericsson on Gartner's list of 5G leaders In its latest 5G "magic quadrant" assessment, Gartner labeled Ericsson as the standout network infrastructure and communications service provider, placing it ahead of China’s Huawei and Finland’s Nokia, the only other companies that the...

Global 5G infra market to generate $8.1 billion in revenues this year: Study

  Worldwide 5G network infrastructure market revenue will almost double in 2020 to reach $8.1 billion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. However, total mobile infrastructure revenue is expected to decline 4.4% to $38.1 billion in 2020. Investment by communications service providers (CSPs) in 5G...

Where on the hype cycle is 5G?

5G entering the trough of disillusionment The hype cycle is a tool developed by Gartner to help understand how particular technologies are regarded in terms of the reality of expectations as compared to how the technology is used over time. There are five phases: the...

What can be done to bolster telecom cloud security?

Cloud access security brokers are seen as one way telecom operators can ensure robust protection as they venture into the cloud. With telecom operators increasing their reach into cloud environments, steps need to be taken in order to ensure such moves do...

5 IoT market predictions

IoT market is growing daily in 2016 Make no mistake, the “internet of things” is already here. From fitness wearables to medical applications to smart farming and smart cities, millions of devices already are connected to cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other wireless technologies. Millions more...

Use cases and what to consider when using IoT for your supply chain

Unlike previous generations of passive sensors, the "internet of things" will allow a supply chain to control the external environment and execute decisions, according to the Gartner article Five Ways the Internet of Things Will Benefit the Supply Chain. With the IoT, sensor-embedded factory equipment can not only communicate data...

Smart factory: Robots make plastic spoon production faster than ever

A smart factory for spoons A company out of Belgium that designs and manufactures food packaging including plastic cups, mugs, plates and cutlery, deSter created a smart factory to cut cycle times, according to a case study provided by IoT-One. Its products are brought to the market as...

Reality Check: 50B IoT devices connected by 2020 – beyond the hype and into reality

How far is the hype surrounding claims of up to 50B IoT and machine-to-machine devices by 2020 away from reality? For half a decade, the predictions for growth in the “internet of things” and machine-to-machine markets have been staggering: • 2010, IBM: “A world of 1...

IoT security to drive funding in cybersecurity startups

IoT security spending is set to increase by nearly 30% this year. Cybersecurity startups to benefit from surge in investment as funding is expected to soar. "Internet of Things" security spending is currently a relatively small market, but analyst firm Gartner estimates worldwide spending on...

5 big data analytics predictions for telecom

The applications of big data continue to be an ongoing transformative force across a number of industries, including telecom. RCR Wireless News rounds up some of the 2015 predictions and recent reports that give insight into the latest trends and areas of movement and...

Reader Forum: The mobile Internet of Things

As the “Internet of Things” grows, mobile phones are becoming personal controllers that connect consumers through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee and other personal area networks to home control – cameras, smart watches, glasses, fitness trackers and even smart clothing. Because of that connection, the volume...

Apple regains top spot in smartphone market, per Gartner

For the first time since 2011, Apple has taken the top spot in the global smartphone market, according to the analysts at Gartner. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models propelled Apple to a new record in the last three months of 2014, with...

NetScout and Gartner continue to spar over Magic Quadrant

NetScout and Gartner continue to battle over Gartner's Magic Quadrant vendor ratings, and while the related court case slowly proceeds, the most recent report has fanned the flames. NetScout initially filed a lawsuit against Gartner last August, alleging that the analyst firm's Magic Quadrant ratings...

Reader Forum: ROI? — It’s all about adoption

Editor’s Note: In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this Reader Forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible, but we maintain some editorial control...

NetScout sues Gartner over Magic Quadrant ratings

Network quality assurance company NetScout has filed a civil lawsuit against analyst firm Gartner, alleging that Gartner's highly vaunted Magic Quadrant ratings system is a pay-for-play arrangement rather than an unbiased evaluation of the best companies in a given sector. NetScout filed the lawsuit in...

Reality Check: Enterprises need to prepare for new mobile world

Enterprises face significant disruptions to their business if they do not have coherent strategies to deal with the leading technology trends centered around the nexus of mobility,

Reality Check: Smarter smartphones to test enterprise resources

Smartphones are set to become smarter than their users by 2017, according to analysts speaking at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, held earlier this month in Barcelona, Spain. Accumulated apps and contextual information

Telecom Analytics: Moving from descriptive to prescriptive models; Salesforce, Guavus acquisitions

Emphasizing that big data's greatest benefit is the business value it brings, Gartner analysts said that CIOs must put analytics at the center of business and IT. “Application-centered today will be business analytics-centered tomorrow,” said Bill Hostmann, Gartner VPand distinguished analyst. Hostmann spoke with...

Reality Check: LTE set to change cars, communications, customization

The communications industry rarely hesitates when it comes to trumpeting the importance of its latest innovations. The market rang the “revolution” bell when wireless application protocol (WAP) came out back in the day,

Mobile ranked second on CIOs’ priority lists

Mobile technologies ranked second among CIOs' top 10 technology priorities for 2013. The first priority was analytics and business intelligence solutions, according to the latest Gartner executive program survey. The survey shows that CIOs' agendas are dominated by digital technologies, and CIOs see these technologies...

Telecom services represents largest share of global ICT spending

Global telecom services continues to be the largest portion of IT spending. Gartner, Inc. forecasts that of the estimated U.S.$3.7 trillion in total worldwide IT spending in 2013, telecommunications services are expected to represent U.S.$1.701 trillion, a rise of 2.4% over the U.S.$1.661 trillion in 2012. However,...

Feature Report: Mobile Set for Huge Impact on Cloud

Mobile is set to become a huge influence on cloud computing, with the so-called “mobile cloud” emerging as the next trend expected to impact not only enterprise IT management, but also the wireless world. As several observers have note, just like electricity and water,...

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