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Google Wallet and Apple Will Force MNO Cooperation In Mobile Wallet Wars, Says ABI Research

2011-11-24

NEW YORK ---- Mobile wallets are coming, and while MNOs will provide the majority of NFC-based mobile wallets, their market share will erode between 2012 and 2016 as Google and Apple claim loyal users. “By the end of 2012, Google will prove that Google Wallet is a hit with consumers. By 2014, we will see Google Wallets supported alongside competing MNO offerings globally,” says Mark Beccue, senior analyst, mobile commerce and NFC. MNOs will provide 75% of all mobile wallets in 2012, shrinking to 63% in ......

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Mobile Video Is Not The “New Voice” Despite Subscriptions Increasing To 390 Million In 2016, Says ABI Research

2012-01-07

LONDON ---- Video telephony, sharing, and messaging services over mobile networks were used by fewer than 47 million consumers at the end of 2011, but will grow substantially over the coming years to reach 390 million users in 2016.

Mobile operators once regarded video communication as the “new voice” and a source of serious potential revenue, but their expectations are now more realistic. Free alternatives will always be available, which limits the industry’s pricing power. “Only a small minorit......

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Mobile Core Gateway Spend Is A Bright Spot In A Gloomy Mobile Infrastructure Market, Says ABI Research

2012-08-13

SINGAPORE ---- Despite cut-backs in network equipment spending by mobile network operators this year due to the economic climate, purchases of mobile core gateway equipment for packet core networks are set to increase 19% from 2011 to more than US$1.2 billion in 2012.

Although the 1Q 2012 spend for mobile core gateways only shows a 0.1% growth compared to 1Q 2011 we expect the last two quarters to be stronger as spend gets pushed towards end of the year”, says Jim Eller, principal analyst for wireless......

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Global Connected Automotive Infotainment System Shipments To Reach More Than 50 Million By 2017, Says ABI Research

2012-08-22

LONDON ---- Global connected automotive infotainment system shipments are expected to grow from 5.7 million in 2012 to 50.9 million in 2017. While the US is currently the leading market, it will be overtaken by both Europe and Asia-Pacific by 2017.

Vice President and practice director Dominique Bonte comments: “Infotainment remains a strong driver for the connected car market with both connected navigation and multimedia streaming about to become standard features, especially in the US market. In Euro......

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Over 5 Billion Wireless Connectivity Chips Will Ship In 2013, Broadcom and Qualcomm are The Leading Suppliers, According To ABI Research

2013-01-03

LONDON ---- In 2013 the number of standards-based wireless connectivity chips shipped will exceed 5 Billion; this includes standalone Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, and ZigBee, as well as connectivity combo ICs and platform solutions. The leading supplier, Broadcom, will continue to dominate, benefiting largely from the fast growing connectivity combo IC market. Qualcomm will also see growth due to continued uptake of its snapdragon platform in the smartphone market.

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Qualcomm Dominates The LTE Baseband Chipset Market, Broadcom and Intel Will Be Fierce Future Competitors, Says ABI Research

2013-05-02

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. ---- Established mobile baseband processor chipset vendors will certainly remain key players as the shift towards LTE continues. Qualcomm is dominating LTE chipset sales so far with over two-thirds of shipments in 2012. “We expect Broadcom and Intel to be significant challengers to Qualcomm over the next few years,” stated research director Philip Solis, “and some of the smaller LTE baseband vendors will grab a part of the LTE chipset market that will grow to well over 850 million shi......

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International Payment Networks Facing Emerging Threat From Domestic Competition and m-POS, Says ABI Research

2013-05-18

LONDON ---- The dominant payment brands, such as MasterCard and Visa are facing increasing competition from both newly established domestic networks (most notably RuPay in India and PBOC 3.0 in China) and alternative mobile payment developments including digital wallets and m-POS solutions. ABI Research has forecast that RuPay and PBOC 2.0/3.0 cards will have the largest market impact, accounting for 2% of all cards in circulation in 2013, increasing to 21% in 2018. This will directly eat into the potential......

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Federated Identity Models To Form The Future Of Secure Online e-Government Service Access, Says ABI Research

2013-07-20

LONDON ---- Federated Identity is a phrase not typically associated with the government ID space, but protecting digital online identities is quickly becoming a growing area of focus for governments. FIM (Federated Identity Model) could be the future answer for improving security and privacy, whilst providing a citizen-centric user-friendly service in the access of e-government services. This potentially involves using mobile devices and/or dedicated secure credentials, such as national ID payment and SIM c......

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Parental Control Software and Filtering Technologies To Drive Child Online Protection Market, Says ABI Research

2013-08-05

LONDON ---- Protecting children and teenagers in cyber space is a growing concern for parents, educators, and public administrators. The number of digital platforms from which they can access the Internet is constantly increasing: smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles are the newest popular connected platforms adding to the existing PC and laptop vectors. Cyber bullying and grooming, violent and inappropriate content, exposure of personal data, and privacy violations are all too common threats. Low pare......

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Protecting Video Content To Tablets and Smartphones Is Key To Rapid DRM Market Evolution, According To ABI Research

2013-09-07

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ---- The digital rights management (DRM) market will grow at a rate of 12% annually to become a $1.2 billion market by 2018, while the related conditional access (CAS) market will decline slightly to dip below $1.5 billion annually. Opportunities within the DRM market include multiple components, comprising authentication, intellectual property and tools, core DRM technologies, and implementation services and Pay TV services. The Pay TV services submarket, which most closely mimics the cla......

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Protecting Video Content To Tablets and Smartphones Is Key To Rapid DRM Market Evolution, According To ABI Research

2013-09-10

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ---- The digital rights management (DRM) market will grow at a rate of 12% annually to become a $1.2 billion market by 2018, while the related conditional access (CAS) market will decline slightly to dip below $1.5 billion annually. Opportunities within the DRM market include multiple components, comprising authentication, intellectual property and tools, core DRM technologies, and implementation services and Pay TV services. The Pay TV services submarket, which most closely mimics the cla......

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Bluetooth Smart and Wi-Fi To Beat Out Proprietary Protocols In Mobile Body Area Network Device Market, Says ABI Research

2013-09-30

LONDON ---- Proprietary wireless protocols are quickly losing their dominance in the healthcare market to more standards-based wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and IEEE 802.15.4. Over the next 5 years, Bluetooth Smart (formerly Bluetooth Low Energy) will lead in shipments and Wi-Fi will lead in revenues in the healthcare device IC market expected to exceed $100 million by 2018.

Smartphones and tablets are the primary reason for Bluetooth Smart adoption in MBAN devices. Given their growing......

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