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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 ...
Ultra-Low Power Wireless Connectivity IC Market to Grow to over $2 Billion by 2016
ABI Research expects the ultra-low power wireless connectivity IC market to grow to over $2 billion annual revenues by 2016. This will be shared by a number of technologies with Bluetooth Smart and 802.15.4 being the two main markets.
Broadcom, Qualcomm, CSR, and Texas Instruments are Benefiting from $8 Billion Wireless Connectivity IC Market Bonanza
Wireless connectivity ICs totaled more than $8 billion in 2011 and will produce revenues close to $40 billion for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, and combo ICs through 2016. Broadcom continues to dominate, owning 30% of the worldwide connectivity IC shipment volume due to its success in the rapidly growing combo IC market.
ABI Research Sees Fast Transition to 802.11ac, Crossing the 50% Threshold in 2014
Following small shipment volumes in 2012 and a significant increase in shipments in 2013, IEEE 802.11ac will emerge as the dominant Wi-Fi protocol by 2014. Only a niche subset of 802.11ac will be single-band 802.11ac, using solely the five GHz band. Most will be 802.11n/802.11ac dual-band chipsets.