rssconsumer IDC RSS alerts Asia/Pacific Satellite Broadband Sold Bandwidth to Reach 335.6 Gbps by 2026, Says IDC SINGAPORE, June 29, 2022 – In a recent IDC Market Forecast titled Asia/Pacific (Excluding Northeast Asia and India) Satellite Broadband Services Market Forecast, 2022–2026 , the sold capacity from digital TV broadcast, consumer internet access, and wholesale enterprise bandwidth will reach 335.6 Gbps in 2026 up from 127.2 Gbps in 2022, a CAGR of 23.9%. Research Press Release Tue, 28 Jun 2022 04:00:00 GMT The Future of Industries in Latin America <P>The future of Latin American industries and organizations looks exciting but still challenging. Most consumers have turned to the Internet for whatever product or service they want; they also want secure payment methods and effective delivery. This translates into reliable, secure, and fast technologies from the beginning to the supply chains' last mile to provide satisfactory experiences that build digital trust and gain the customers' loyalty. Additional to this trend, the latest disruptions from 2020 have unleashed an economic crisis and global inflation that has tightened with Russia/Ukraine war. Nonetheless, organizations must look further toward the Future of Industries, begin by adopting a new mindset, keep up with their digital transformation, and refresh their strategies toward business continuity, resilience, and growth.</P><P>"Indeed, the pandemic and the Russia/Ukraine war have placed Latin American countries in challenging positions. GDP reduced significantly while negative consequences such as inflation and unemployment arose. The lockdown put entire industries on hold, like tourism and restaurants were affected. In contrast, others such as education, the financial sector, retail, healthcare, telecommunications, and services faced sudden challenges that could not be postponed. Each industry has been impacted differently, but all need to align to a digital world," Pietro Delai, Director, Enterprise, Latin America, Data & Analytics.</P> IDC Perspective Tue, 28 Jun 2022 04:00:00 GMT Pietro Delai U.S. Mobile Network Operator Wireless Equipment Forecast, 2022–2026 <P>This IDC study provides our 2022–2026 forecast for the U.S. mobile network operator wireless equipment market.</P><P>"Wireless equipment revenue is increasingly relevant to the U.S. mobile operator success story as it made up nearly 28% of total wireless revenue in 2021," says Jason Leigh, research manager, 5G and Mobile Services research. "Yet slowing upgrade cycles, lengthening device life spans, unimpressive yearly enhancements, and penchant for operators to trade equipment revenues for service revenue growth and customer stickiness will keep overall wireless equipment revenues relatively modest in the coming years."</P> Market Forecast Tue, 28 Jun 2022 04:00:00 GMT Jason Leigh U.S. SMB Telecom Voice and Data Services Market Shares, 2021: Cable Continues Increasing Its Share of SMB Market <P>This IDC study analyzes U.S. communication service providers' fixed-line voice and data revenue in the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market. </P><P>"Cable operators continue to excel in the voice and data markets for SMBs by providing robust, reliable connectivity; multiple voice options; and localized sales and customer support services," said Jason Blackwell, research director for SMB Communications Services at IDC. "Small and medium-sized businesses require customized solutions and personalized support, and the vendors that best address these concerns will succeed in this space." </P> Market Share Tue, 28 Jun 2022 04:00:00 GMT Jason Blackwell Worldwide Smart Home Device Market Shares, 2021: Amazon, Samsung, and Xiaomi Take Top Spots <P>This IDC study discusses worldwide smart home device market shares for 2021.</P><P>"The COVID-19 pandemic served as a net boon to the worldwide smart home market in 2020 and 2021 as consumers shifted their spending priorities in-house to overcome many of the pandemic's restrictions," says Adam Wright, senior research analyst for IDC's Smart Home and Office Devices research program. "Networked entertainment devices like smart TVs and streaming players helped bolster companies like Amazon, Google, and Samsung, while other devices like smart security systems and smart appliances also helped buoy the market. Yet, while brand ecosystems are etching deeper, the market as a whole remains fragmented and patchworks of disparate devices are threatening to inhibit the market's growth for the near term."</P> Market Share Tue, 28 Jun 2022 04:00:00 GMT Adam Wright Changing U.S. OTT Video Market Dynamics Amid Increased Competition and Economic Uncertainty <P>This IDC Market Perspective highlights changes to U.S. over-the-top (OTT) video market dynamics amid increased competition and economic uncertainty.</P><P>"While investors may have soured on the OTT video sector amid a subscriber decline posted by market leader Netflix, the broader U.S. OTT video market is poised for growth even as individual service provider performance will ebb and flow." — Greg Ireland, research director, IDC's Digital Transformation and Multiscreen Video</P> Market Perspective Mon, 27 Jun 2022 04:00:00 GMT Greg Ireland U.S. Business TV Market Outlook: Cord-Cutting Comes to the Business TV Market <P>This IDC Market Perspective identifies risk factors impacting market opportunities for traditional pay TV services sold to business locations in the United States.</P><P>"Cord-cutting is increasingly a reality within the business TV services market as employees, customers, visitors, patrons, and guests turn to personal devices and their own streaming services for entertainment." — Greg Ireland, research director, IDC's Digital Transformation and Multiscreen Video</P> Market Perspective Mon, 27 Jun 2022 04:00:00 GMT Greg Ireland Will The United States Pass A National Privacy Protection Law? The Prospects Seem Dim – For Now <P>A proposed bipartisan federal bill designed to protect consumer privacy, and currently in committees in the House, would constrain the use of consumer data for ad targeting and tracking in a fashion similar to the European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It would lower overall campaign effectiveness, affecting independents more than the walled gardens, put additional technological and financial burdens on ad companies, and expose them to additional financial risk from enforcement and, possibly, private litigation. The American Data Privacy and Protection Act is however unlikely to soon become law. It is however clear that the passing of a federal privacy protection law is a question of "when", not "if".</P> IDC Link Mon, 27 Jun 2022 04:00:00 GMT Karsten Weide Worldwide Home Video Game Console Forecast, 2022–2026 <P>This IDC study estimates home video game console hardware, software, and related service use and spending through 2026. 7th-, 8th-, 9th-, and 10th-gen consoles are considered in grouped categories. Packaged game discs/cards are broken out from digital game spending. Gaming network subscription service revenue and cloud-streamed gaming service revenue is additionally broken out worldwide through 2026.</P><P>"One of the most interesting developments in the home game console market in the past year has been the emergence of a clearer philosophical difference between Sony's and Microsoft's approach to digital console game monetization. The former is betting heavily on live service F2P games, while the latter is banking on live service games that will play nicely inside subscription-based business models. It won't be an 'either/or' choice here for most gamers, and we're forecasting significant growth in both business models through 2026, but if gamers clearly come down preferring one over the other, that will have significant effects on the 9th-gen dynamic between these two platform providers." — Lewis Ward, research director, Gaming and AR/VR at IDC</P> Market Forecast Mon, 27 Jun 2022 04:00:00 GMT Lewis Ward Be Omni-Channel or Go Beyond Channels? The Customer Journey in the Retail Experience <P>This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities that shape the retail customer journey in today's purpose-led retail world. It shows the strategies that retailers are implementing to integrate customer experience in omni-channel journeys. It also details the benefits to organizations of increasing customer experience (CX) integration maturity. Finally, the research singles out some example of retailers' implementing capabilities and services — such as self-checkout, autonomous store systems, scan-and-go technologies, mixed loyalty strategies — aiming to deliver a frictionless and headless shopping experience while increasing conversion, profitability, and engagement with new and existing customers.</P> Tech Buyer Presentation Fri, 24 Jun 2022 04:00:00 GMT Ornella Urso