According to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics, global smartphone sales will grow more than 8 percent next year. And iOS and Android will power the vast majority of those phones.
Just 22 percent of U.S. consumers are willing to pay to add a connected car to their shared data plan, down from 28 percent in 2014, according to a survey conducted by research firm Strategy Analytics.
With the first-quarter earnings season drawing to a close, FierceWirelessTech, in partnership with Strategy Analytics, has tracked the U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2015 by subscriber base.
Despite falling overall U.S. tablet sales, the nation's Tier 1 wireless carriers continued to add cellular-connected tablets to their networks at an impressive clip in the first quarter. Analysts note that carriers have been heavily promoting and discounting tablets, which generate additional revenue streams for carriers while carrying lower subsidy costs.
Nvidia said it will wind down its Icera cellular baseband operations in the second quarter of fiscal 2016, which will end this summer. The company said it is open to a sale of the technology or operations.
Samsung Electronics boosted profitability in its mobile business in the first quarter to its highest level in three quarters and promised stronger sales ahead thanks to the global rollout of its flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones. According to research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung also regained its crown as the world's largest smartphone maker by volume in the first quarter.
AT&T Mobility has only 10 pilot customers for its Sponsored Data program a year after the carrier launched the program, but a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics claims that sponsored data plans are gaining traction around the world. The report notes that the U.S. is probably not the most favorable market for sponsored data plans, but it said there is definitely potential for such plans in the U.S.
The top pay-TV operators gained 101,000 video customers in the fourth quarter, partially offsetting losses in Q2 and Q3, according to newly published research from Strategy Analytics.
It remains very uncertain that the programming production and distribution pipeline will have the goods by then, but Strategy Analytics says that nearly half of U.S. living rooms will have 4K/Ultra HD TV sets by 2020.
With the fourth-quarter earnings season coming to a close, it's time to take a look at how the nation's top wireless such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile US fared. Conducted through a partnership with research firm Strategy Analytics, the FierceWireless team is taking a look at all of the major metrics, including churn, ARPU and revenue.