ABI Research Articles
Materials, tech, and deployment considerations to make mMIMO more sustainable
The downside to 5G Massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (mMIMO) is the increased power requirements of the technology compared to previous generations of Radio Access Technology (RAT).
2023 will see continued enterprise focus on ESG initiatives, but won’t see an EV revolution
ABI Research’s third annual trend report identifies the two key sustainable technologies trends that will deliver—and the two that won’t—in 2023
Tech trends that won't happen in 2023
As 2023 kicks off, predictions abound on the technology innovations expected in the year ahead. However, several highly anticipated advancements, including the industrial metaverse, 5G wearables, printed electronics, and satellite-to-cell services, will not happen in 2023, states global technology intelligence firm ABI Research.
Green urban infrastructure spend to reach $978 billion
According to global technology intelligence firm ABI Research, global public and private investment levels in green urban infrastructure are expected to increase from US$606 billion in 2022 to US$978 billion in 2030 across a wide range of green assets, including city parks, urban forests, blue spaces such as ponds and lakes, rooftop gardens, green walls and buildings, and pedestrianised green streets as part of new urban concepts.
Energy efficient in-building 5G solutions are critical to move toward green buildings
In-building equipment vendors are moving toward prioritising green and sustainability aspects in their development plans and investing in various technologies to improve their product efficiency.
5G data traffic explosion will drive small cell deployments to 13 million by 2027
Mobile network operators promise their subscribers that 5G will provide higher capacity, faster speed, higher energy efficiency, lower RAN latency, and create massive connectivity. However, these come at the cost of skyrocketing mobile data traffic demands.
Increasing demand for human-drone collaboration
The market of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), commonly known as drones, continues to grow, and global technology intelligence firm ABI Research predicts total worldwide shipments of sUAS ecosystems to reach 3 million by 2025, increasing at a 25% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).
Enterprise Wi-Fi 6E access points will hit 5.2 million in 2024
The enterprise Wi-Fi market is currently undergoing one of the most significant evolutions in its history.
Over 100 million connected car shipments projected by 2027
Optimising services for secure data management in connected vehicle telematics is vital to further hone intelligence operations and unlock new IoT security monetisation in V2X applications, according to a new report by ABI Research.
Virtual Reality to reach 90 million total device shipments in 2027
After years of slow but steady growth in limited use cases, Virtual Reality (VR) is facing a market explosion over the next five years.
'The Future of Automotive Connectivity' whitepaper released
ABI Research has released its automotive industry whitepaper, which covers a multitude of points related to connected vehicles, such as the various wireless technologies that are needed to see the next generation of automotive connectivity.
5G mMTC to provide cheap robust connection
5G mMTC (Massive Machine Type Communication) is designed to provide a cheap and robust simultaneous connection to billions of devices and modules over wired or wireless networks without overloading the network.
Smartphone production to fall by 30% in 2020
The Coronavirus outbreak is expected to lead to a huge reduction in smartphone production, potentially falling by as much as 30% in the first half of 2020, according to a whitepaper from global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.
AI-enabled metering to dominate IoT smart city market
Smart utility metering (power, gas, water) and video surveillance will remain by far the largest smart city segment, with the number of connections representing 87% of the total number of smart city connections by 2026. While metering is mainly focused on usage monitoring, savings and efficient operation of utility networks, video surveillance is no longer just about security.
Closing IT security gap to drive critical infrastructure spending
Critical infrastructures are radically transforming on an unprecedented scale, boosted by a rapid adoption of ‘smart’ operational technologies. Cyber security is a growing part of that evolution. ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm, forecasts security spending for the protection of critical infrastructures will hit $125bn globally by 2023.
Grave cyberthreats to the utility infrastructure
The modernisation of utility infrastructures is enabling increased efficiencies and reliability through digitisation, connectivity, and IT-based approaches. Smart cyber assets are transforming both power and water grids, allowing operators to deploy and leverage a new generation of functionality and customer services.
Attempting to revolutionise smartphone user interfaces
ZTE attempted to create a totally new user experience with its Axon M smartphone. The Axon M features dual-folding screens and a fingerprint sensor on the side of the smartphone. Both features aim to provide the largest screen possible without distractions. ZTE’s attempt via the Axon M represents one of the very few to provide a tablet-like screen experience without growing the phone proportionately in a mass-produced smartphone.
Implementing DSRC above cellular is more cost-effective
Analysis of V2X (vehicle to everything) conducted by ABI Research finds that the cost of implementing DSRC (Dedicated Short-Range Communication) above cellular communications is expected to be $13.50 to $15 lower per Telematics Control Unit than implementing a C-V2X solution. The global automotive industry has been involved in extensive discussions comparing DSRC and C-V2X as technology alternatives for enabling V2X in vehicles in order to p...
VR device shipments to hit 110m by 2021
According to ABI Research, standalone VR device shipments will hit 110m by 2021. While mobile device-reliant VR shipments - for example Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream - dwarf today’s other VR device types, standalone devices will see a 405% CAGR through 2021, compared to a 42% CAGR for mobile VR.
Time to place your bets for the wireless wager
Imagine a world where all electrical and electronic devices are connected together using a wireless link. Well it’s not difficult to imagine according to ABI Research. It’s called the Internet of Everything and we’re heading towards it like wheel-shaped cheese rolling down a hill. Consumer devices and industrial automation systems alike have become so dependent on wireless, that if it failed, the consequences could be ...