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As private networks for enterprise IoT accelerate, a security gap is widening

OneLayer envisions enterprise-grade security for private cellular networks As enterprises spanning verticals invest in digital transformation strategies with an eye on doing more with less, global adoption of private networks, both 4G and 5G, is poised for a major ramp in investment. While private networks...

Supply chain constraints finally caught up to the smartphone market: IDC report

The latest IDC report revealed that global smartphone shipments are down 6.7% as a result of the ongoing chip shortage Despite a double-digit annual growth rate in the first half of 2021— 25% in the first quarter of 2021 and more than 13% in the second...

Q4 shows global smartphone shipment rebound and vendor shake-up

Apple was the top smartphone vendor, shipping 90.1 million devices in Q4 While the global smartphone market took a hit overall in 2020 — declining 5.9% compared to 2019 — the final quarter of last year showed significant improvement, with the market returning somewhat to...

Global smartphone market forecast to decline 9.5%, 5G remains priority

IDC predicts that the global smartphone market will fully recover by 2022 According to International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the global smartphone market is forecast to decline 9.5% year over year in 2020 with shipments totaling 1.2 billion units, following a...

IDC forecasts flat telecom spending this year

Research firm IDC predicts that telecommunications services spending will be about the same as it was last year, due to the mixed impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. IDC expects telecommunication services spending to hit $1.6 billion in 2020, which is nearly flat compared to last...

What are APIs and how do they work?

Introduction Application program interfaces (APIs) are becoming a major part of the internet. Although the technology has been around for years, the API market has witnessed explosive growth in recent memory. According to an IDC survey of IT and business professionals sponsored by Axway, 47%...

The role of hybrid IT with digital transformation: IDC

How hybrid IT models are impacting digitalization efforts Digital transformation is impacting a host of industries, including media, healthcare, manufacturing, government and beyond. Although the term encompasses an umbrella of meanings, generally speaking, digital transformation is understood as the incorporation of digital technologies into daily...

The role of open APIs in digital transformation

The shift toward digital transformation Digital transformation has become a major trend across a host of industries, from healthcare to entertainment, with application program interfaces (APIs) spearheading the transition. According to a report by research firm IDC, by 2020, 50% of Global 2000 will see...

Distributed branches embrace SD-WAN security with Fortinet appliances

Per IDC, Fortinet takes title for shipping more appliances than any other vendor Software-defined networking (SDN) has extended to distributed enterprises and branch offices with the emergence of software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN). Given the cyber threats constantly plaguing distributed branches, organizations are seeking SD-WAN  security...

IDC forecasts IoT spending to top $800 billion this year

The global spending on the internet of things (IoT) is forecasted to grow 16.7% year-over-year in 2017 By 2021, global internet of things spending is expected to total nearly $1.4 trillion as organizations continue to invest in the hardware, software, services, and connectivity that enable...

Reliance, Aircel merger plan gets key regulatory approvals

Reliance and Aircel initially signed a merger agreement in September 2016. Indian telecommunications firms Reliance Communications and Aircel obtained approval to merge their operations from the Securities and Exchange Board of India. The deal has already garnered approval from the Bombay Stock Exchange...

2017 Predictions: 3 mobile enterprise predictions for 2017

Greater definition of mobile strategy decision making, mobile development and wearables are set to expand across enterprise space in 2017. Editor’s Note: With 2017 now upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from across the mobile telecommunications space on what they...

Samsung leads smartphone market in India

Samsung takes 25.1% market share in India, which saw total smartphone shipments of 27.5M units in Q2 Smartphone shipments in India totaled 27.5 million units in the second quarter of 2016, up 3.7% year-on-year, according to a recent study by tech consultancy IDC. Compared to...

Study: U.S. IoT investment will hit $232 billion this year

Driven by strong IoT investment, revenues projected to grow at 16.1% CAGR from 2015 to 2019 U.S. investment into the "internet of things," including hardware, software, services and connectivity spending is expected to hit $232 billion this year, according to a recent study by IDC....

EC launches consultation on coordinated 5G networks rollout

The European Commission has launched a consultation on opportunities for a coordinated introduction of 5G networks in the European Union by 2020 The European Commission has launched a consultation aimed at identifying opportunities for a coordinated introduction of  "5G" networks and assessing elements of a 5G action...

Global big data and business analytics market to reach $187B in 2019

The US market set to represent more than 52% of overall revenue Worldwide revenue for big data and business analytics is set to grow from nearly $122 billion in 2015, to more than $187 billion in 2019, an increase of more than 50% over the...

In a first, Google Chromebooks outsell Apple Macs

According to IDC analyst Linn Huang, Google Chromebooks, the tech giants low-cost laptop offering, outsold Apple's popular Mac laptops for the first time in the U.S. last quarter. Huang pointed out the milestone in an interview with The Verge. "Chrome OS overtook Mac OS in...

Five Wi-Fi market predictions

Wi-Fi use continues to boom, and the technology has established itself as a crucial part of connectivity in the home, the workplace, and in public spaces. Wi-Fi standards continue to advance, with multiple projects in development to improve speeds and efficiency. In examining the...

Reliance Communications approves SSTL merger

Indian carriers aim to complete the deal in Q2 Reliance Communications confirmed its shareholders have approved a proposal to acquire local telecom firm Sistema Shyam Teleservices. The deal has been already authorized by the Competition Commission of India, Rajasthan High Court, Bombay High Court and...

Global smartphone shipments grew 5.7% in 2015

China to account for 24% of smartphone shipments Total smartphone shipments are expected to reach 1.5 billion units this year, representing a 5.7% compared to 2015, according to a report from IDC. The research firm said total smartphone shipments hit 1.44 billion units last year,...

Survey finds telcos lag behind in digital transformation

An IDC survey commissioned by Amdocs finds telecom providers lagging in digital transformation BARCELONA, Spain – Service providers are not transforming fast enough to meet demands of today’s digital era. This was the main conclusion of a global survey conducted for Amdocs by research firm...

Smartphone shipments to India up 21.4% since Q3 2014

Samsung leads the market with 13.1% growth One out of three smartphones shipped in the Indian market in the third quarter of this year were "4G" enabled, according to a new report published by International Data Corp. IDC’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker reported a total of...

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...

LatAm: América Móvil consolidates OSS; Opera video interview

América Móvil has selected NEC and NetCracker Technology as providers for a consolidated, end-to-end OSS solution for its Latin American operations, which includes Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The goal of the project, which will replace legacy inventory systems, is to standardize...

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