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5G service revenues forecast to exceed $65 billion by 2025

A new report from Juniper Research forecasts a healthy adoption for 5G, with service revenues set to exceed $65 billion by 2025, compared to just $100 million during its first year of commercial services in 2020. This figure would represent approximately 7% of all operator-billed service revenues.

Mobile wireless charging adoption to soar, claims report

A new study from Juniper Research has found that wireless charging adoption for mobile devices will increase rapidly in the coming years, with nearly 40% of households in the US and over 20% in Europe using wireless charging by 2020.

Wearables market set to treble in size

The wearables market is set to treble in size in the next five years and become worth over $25 billion, according to industry analyst firm, CCS Insight.

EMEA conferencing services market on the up

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, EMEA Conferencing Services Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $1.9 billion in 2014 and estimates this to reach $2.6 billion by 2019.

Western European tablet market stabilises

According to figures published by IDC, the Western European tablet market stabilised in Q2 2015 with total shipments contracting annually down by 1.2% and reaching 7.5 million units.

Eastern European collapse hastens global PBX IP-PBX market fall

The latest figures released by MZA  show that PBX/Call Control extensions and licenses (excluding Micro PBX products) fell by 4% year-on-year in the calendar year Q1 2015 (January to March 2015 inclusive).

Handset sales set for extraordinary boom

Total handset sales are expected to grow from 1.88 billion to 2.16 billion units between 2014 and 2020 at a compound annual growth (CAGR) rate of 2.4 per cent, reckons analyst firm Ovum.

Smartphones will comprise 95% of global handset sales by 2020, up from 65% in 2014, and will first exceed 2 billion unit sales in 2020.

IoT/BYOD trends put Wi-Fi networks in the spotlight

Increased adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) demonstrates the growing demands for Wi-Fi networks to deliver optimal performance, reliability and security, according to wireless network provider Xirrus.
 

PC sales fall before Windows 10 launch

Global PC shipments tumbled to 66.1 million in Q2, falling at a sharper Y/Y clip than Q1's 6.7% and about 1% faster than expected, according to IDC. Gartner is slightly less harsh, estimating shipments fell 9.5% to 68.4 million.

In-vehicle apps to approach 270 million by 2018

A new report by Juniper Research on the telematics sector has found that the number of in-vehicle apps in use is expected to reach 269 million by 2018, representing a more than fivefold increase on last year's figure.

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