China puts 5G in the fast lane but could strain operator resources until 2020, says Strategy Analytics

China is accelerating 5G development and hopes 5G will become an engine for the country’s new industrialisation and digital transformation, replicating its industrial policy that produced success in 4G.

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Loyalty or lock-in? Most smart speaker users won’t budge from Amazon or Google

More than two thirds of current owners of Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers are planning to buy another smart speaker within the next six months, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics.

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Autonomy enters park assist systems to raise convenience and parking efficiency

Enhanced park assist systems are now being developed to enable the vehicle to park itself without requiring the driver to be present in the cabin. First deployments of remote park assist aim to park the vehicle where there is insufficient room for the driver to open the door.

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IoT in Manufacturing Insight Report

Is IoT delivering factory floor efficiency? In the latest of an ongoing series of specially-commissioned, independent, analyst-written Insight Reports, Matt Wilkins, the senior analyst for IoT Research in the Global Wireless Practice at Strategy Analytics, assesses how IoT is enabling more analytical approaches to manufacturer operations Prepared by Strategy Analytics

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IoT Now Magazine December-January 2018

IoT Now Magazine (ISSN 2397-2793) explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs across this sector. Our exclusive interviews pass on the key lessons learned by industry leaders in next gen Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) services. In December-January issue: TALKING HEADS: Tele2 IoT’s Rami Avidan on plans to orchestrate a flexible, agile and scalable ecosystem

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Identifying opportunities for a Voice-powered IoT, says Strategy Analytics

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, voice is suited to a range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications and has a role to play across a variety of vertical markets. According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, From Alexa to Industry:

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Apple’s innovations continue to provide superior user experiences, finds Strategy Analytics

Apple’s launch of the original iPhone in 2007 was a game changer – Apple turned the smartphone into a mainstream consumer device through great hardware design and an intuitive user interface. Since its launch, Strategy Analytics estimates that Apple’s global wholesale iPhone revenues now exceed three-quarters of a trillion US dollars while shipment volumes have

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Personalised displays are a potential difference-maker for in-car HMI, finds Strategy Analytics

As all car model lines become crowded with similar connected features, one way automakers are attempting to differentiate is through unique twists on HMI, especially displays. A new report from the In-vehicle UX (IVX) group at Strategy Analytics “Personalised Displays: A Potential Difference-Maker for In-Car HMI”,

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Advanced MIMO boosts 4G performance and helps operators to prepare 5G

Recent field test results in live commercial networks prove that 4×4 MIMO can effectively improve network performance and user experience, and the device ecosystem is rapidly developing to support 4×4 MIMO, concludes Strategy Analytics in the report “4×4 MIMO Boosts 4G and Gives Consumers a Taste of the Gigabit Experience.”

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Wearable devices must provide distinct use cases by utilising network connectivity, finds Strategy Analytics

The introduction of network connectivity to a wearable device could be the one step required to unlock the full potential of wearables as independent devices.

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HERE extends leadership in mobile location platforms, says Strategy Analytics

For the fourth year running, location platform HERE, tops Strategy Analytics’ annual mobile location platform benchmark study. According to Strategy Analytics’ Wireless Media Strategies (WMS) report “HERE Extends Leadership in Mobile Location Platforms,” HERE remains well placed for future growth opportunities as consumer and business dependence on mobile location services increases,

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Enterprise mobility management market will top $2.2billion by 2022, says Strategy Analytics

The Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) market has evolved considerably over recent years and is more competitive than ever before. The EMM software market will grow to 1.8 billion in 2017, representing total year-over-year growth of 9.0%.

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Double digit growth by 3 of top 5 vendors as global tablet shipments hit 45 million units

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global tablet shipments grew 2% quarterly to reach 45 million units in Q3 2017. Apple maintained first position with 23 percent global tablet market share, while Samsung fell to 13% share.

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Smart home will drive Internet of Things to 50 billion devices, says Strategy Analytics

The Internet of Things continues to expand rapidly, and the smart home will be one of the keys to further growth through the 2020’s, according to new research from Strategy Analytics.

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Google leads in AI powered smartphones

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, one out of every three smartphones sold worldwide this year will use artificial intelligence (AI) to power virtual assistants. But cloud-based AI which powers virtual assistants results in slower response times – On-device machine-learning will significantly speed smartphone AI.

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Novel HMIs will differentiate and ensure minimal driver distraction, finds Strategy Analytics

Expectations for in-vehicle speech recognition systems continue to rise. As in-vehicle connectivity and infotainment systems are becoming increasingly important in the daily lives of drivers, novel HMIs are needed, not only to differentiate, but also to ensure minimal driver distraction.

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