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IoT devices could be 'asbestos of the future'

IoT devices could be 'asbestos of the future'
There are currently believed to be seven billion internet of things (IoT) devices worldwide. Forecasts vary, but the consensus is the number will grow exponentially over the coming years, with some estimates as high as 40 billion connected IoT devices by 2025.
8th October 2019

UK 5G adoption expected to reach over 26% by 2024

UK 5G adoption expected to reach over 26% by 2024
The demand for 5G is robust in the UK and the technology's adoption is forecasted to reach over 26% of total mobile subscriptions by 2024, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. EE was the first network to launch 5G in the UK, but two other networks have since launched their 5G strategies to try and make it to the top spot.
2nd October 2019

Will 5G revolutionise the way people shop on the go?

Will 5G revolutionise the way people shop on the go?
  The potential for 5G to revolutionise the way people shop on the go is unlikely as 65.0% of shoppers prefer to browse products on their smartphones and then make purchases on a laptop or desktop at home, according to the latest consumer survey by data and analytics company, GlobalData.
19th July 2019


GDPR could be boon to cyber criminals

GDPR could be boon to cyber criminals
Following the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation’s (Europol) 2018 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) report, Gary Barton, Technology Analyst at GlobalData, has offered his insight on why governments and regulators should consider how criminals may use 5G connectivity.
10th October 2018

Half of Spain’s installed power capacity to be non-hydro renewables

Half of Spain’s installed power capacity to be non-hydro renewables
Spain’s total installed power capacity increased from 55.5 gigawatt (GW) in 2000 to 104.4GW in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8% between 2000 and 2017, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Growth is expected to continue, though at a lower CAGR of 1.8%, between 2018 and 2030, reaching 131.1 GW in 2030.
22nd August 2018

78% of African countries will offer 4G services by the end of 2018

78% of African countries will offer 4G services by the end of 2018
By the end of 2018, a total of 43 out of 55 African countries (or 78%) will offer 4G services, according to GlobalData. In spite of this, there are a few laggards, one of them being Mozambique – a country of nearly 30 million people. However, in late July 2018, Mozambique’s telecoms regulator finally announced that a 4G auction will take place in the next 2-3 months, meaning services would most likely come online in 2019.
15th August 2018

Amidst the hype, 5G still needs to prove its worth

Amidst the hype, 5G still needs to prove its worth
The ‘race to 5G’ has moved beyond the telecoms industry and become a priority for governments around the world, but it remains unclear whether the end result will ultimately be worth the effort, according to GlobalData. The company’s latest report, ‘5G - Thematic Research’, states that the hype around 5G has been building for so long now that it can be easy to forget that it will not become widely commercially available until 2019 at the earliest.
2nd August 2018

Cybersecurity has become a business critical function

Cybersecurity has become a business critical function
In today’s digital economy, it is essential that companies of every size can collect, store and adequately protect customer data and proprietary secrets. Failure to do so will significantly damage a company’s brand and reduce the quality of the product it produces, with concomitant impact on revenues and profitability, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
3rd July 2018

Package deal in exchange for T-Mobile merger approval

Package deal in exchange for T-Mobile merger approval
  The recently announced merger between US mobile operator rivals T-Mobile and Sprint in an all-stock transaction valued at $26.5bn will be no slam dunk according to GlobalData. Getting regulatory approval will be the hardest part of this proposed transaction.
14th May 2018

Telcos needs to increase its role within the IoT ecosystem

Telcos needs to increase its role within the IoT ecosystem
As the development of new applications continues and the focus of stakeholders to position the connectivity as an embedded componentwithin Internet of Things (IoT) solutions grows, connectivity revenue share of the total IoT market is expected to decline. As a result, telcos need to capture a large proportion of the revenue potential associated with IoT deployments, according to GlobalData.
9th May 2018

The Internet of Things is driven by network, not devices

The Internet of Things is driven by network, not devices
At the recent Mobile World Congress, networking giant Cisco, rolled out a new networking and device management platform for IoT practitioners that promises to enable the creation of extremely large-scale deployments without breaking the bank. However, IoT at scale can be expensive in terms of delivering basic device interconnectivity and management costs.
18th April 2018

The on-going demand for 5G and remote workers

The on-going demand for 5G and remote workers
  Half of all workers in the US will work remotely by 2020 as cities become more congested and workers demand more flexible working conditions. To drive this remote working future, 5G mobile internet will be needed, observed GlobalData, data and analytics company.
22nd March 2018

Mobile subscriber penetration in Mali to reach 138% in 2022

Mobile subscriber penetration in Mali to reach 138% in 2022
  Due to a lack of fixed connectivity services, Mali’s population of 17 million has seen a strong growth in mobile uptake over the years. Alpha Telecom’s long-awaited launch as the third mobile operator in Mali, under the brand Telecel, means that mobile subscriber penetration in Mali is expected to reach 138% in 2022, up from 127% in 2017, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company.
9th February 2018

The need for broadband in rural areas need to be addressed

The need for broadband in rural areas need to be addressed
GlobalData believe that UK residents and businesses located in rural areas should push for improved access to ultrafast broadband (with connectivity at 300 Mbps and above) and 5G services. One of the primary inhibitors to economic growth in the UK is the shortage of internet access services and lack of ultrafast broadband. It is also increasingly harder for consumers and businesses in rural areas to keep up with their urban neighbours.
14th December 2017

Average number of connected devices is at an all-time high

Average number of connected devices is at an all-time high
  According to data and analytics company, GlobalData, people own more connected devices - whether that’s laptops, phones, or tablets - than ever in the UK.
23rd November 2017


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