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Wearable sales to grow in 2017: Gartner

telecom | 08/24/2017 12:30 pm EDT

Worldwide sales of wearable devices are forecast to grow 16.7 per cent this year compared to 2016, according to Gartner Inc. The research and advisory company said in a press release Thursday that those sales will generate revenue of $30.5 billion US this year, with...

Asian makers carry Q2 phone sales: Gartner

telecom | 08/18/2016 4:50 pm EDT

Asian mobile phone manufacturers helped drive global smartphone sales to a 4.3 per cent year-over-year increase in the second quarter of 2016, despite slowing overall sales, according to data released by Gartner Inc. Thursday. Only half of the top-10 mobile phone vendors increased their sales in the quarter to a total of 344 million units, though overall sales of all mobile phones contracted by 0.5 per cent, the U.K.-based company said in a press release. “Demand for premium smartphones slowed in the second quarter of 2016 as consumers wait for new hardware launches in the second...

What does the future hold for WiFi calling?

telecom | 05/20/2016 6:47 pm EDT

Despite the fact that large wireless carriers have been offering WiFi calling for months, the emergence of WiFi calling provider Sugar Mobile, and hinted-at-plans by Shaw Communications Inc. to integrate Wind with its...

Smartphone sales growth slowest since 2008: Gartner

telecom | 02/18/2016 5:15 pm EST

Gartner Inc. said Thursday that global smartphone sales saw their slowest growth rate since 2008 in the fourth quarter of 2015. Sales only grew 9.7 per cent to total 403 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, up from 367...

Global smartphone sales up 15.5% in Q3: Gartner

Media | 11/18/2015 3:25 pm EST

Demand for affordable devices helped global sales of smartphones hit 353 million units in the third quarter of 2015, up 15.5 per cent from the same period a year earlier, Gartner Inc. said Wednesday.  The research company said in a press release that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. “refreshed its flagship devices,” in order to address...

Mobile messaging grows, monetization remains the challenge

Media | 09/23/2015 8:50 pm EDT

Mobile-messaging through apps in Canada and globally is on the rise as it attracts users wanting a convenient interface that can help them be included in social circles, though the steep growth in...

Smartphone shipments growth to slow, tablets to decline further: IDC

Media | 08/26/2015 3:24 pm EDT

New reports from International Data Corp. indicate that smartphone shipments will still grow but slow down from its previous expectations, while tablet shipments are expected to decline further than previously thought this year. IDC said Tuesday in one press release that smartphone shipments are expected to grow 10.4 per cent in 2015 to 1.44 billion units, lower than the previous expectation it had for an 11.3 per cent increase. IDC said this is largely the result of the sales growth in China...

Global smartphone sales growth slows

Media | 08/21/2015 7:17 pm EDT

Worldwide smartphone sales in this year's second quarter grew at their slowest rate since 2013, largely as a result of the first year-to-year decline on record for sales of smartphones in China, Gartner Inc. said Thursday....

Non-smartphone, mobile device sales on rise: Gartner

Media | 05/29/2015 3:53 pm EDT

As demand to be connected to the Internet on non-smartphone mobile devices increases, so do the sales of such products, according to Gartner Inc. The company said in a press release Friday that more than 112 million...

Mobile-app market ‘maturing,’ says Gartner

Media | 03/31/2015 3:49 pm EDT

The mobile-app market "may be reaching a plateau," research company Gartner Inc. said in a press release Tuesday. The company said, based on research on U.S. and German consumers, it found that interest in apps is still high, though people are reaching the point where they are satisfied with the apps they already...

Major providers’ broadband subs exceed TV subs for first time

Media | 03/16/2015 8:48 pm EDT

The number of Canadian broadband subscribers among the major publicly traded telecom service providers exceeded television subscribers for the first time in 2014. Data compiled by The Wire Report shows the overall number of TV subscribers at these companies, as recorded at the end of their last fiscal years, fell by almost...

Music streaming in Canada ramps up

Media | 01/20/2015 10:56 pm EST

In the past six months, Canadians’ usage of streaming music services seems to have jumped, in a trend that’s not only good news for streaming services, but wireless companies as well. Nielsen Co. only began...

CRTC, spectrum auctions among major wireless issues for 2015: analysts

telecom | 12/18/2014 6:01 pm EST

As the new year approaches, Canadian wireless carriers of all sizes await a CRTC decision on domestic roaming that could, in the words of one analyst, “disrupt” the industry with...

Global smartphone sales up 20% in Q3: Gartner

telecom | 12/15/2014 5:15 pm EST

Global smartphone sales to end users were up 20.3 per cent worldwide in this year's third quarter compared to a year earlier, technology research company Gartner Inc. said Monday. The company said in a press release that...

Video-calling on smartphones going mainstream: Gartner

Media | 11/24/2014 6:28 pm EST

More than one-third of U.S. smartphone users conduct video calls over their devices, and this activity is expected to grow in popularity around the world, technology research company Gartner Inc. said...

U.S. employees using their own technology: survey

Media | 10/21/2014 5:39 pm EDT

A survey of U.S. consumers shows about 40 per cent of those working for large organizations use their own technology for work purposes at least some of the time. Gartner Inc. said in a press release Tuesday that its study found 42 per cent of these employees used their own desktop computers for work, 40 per cent used their own smartphones, 36 per cent used their laptops and 26 per cent used tablets they owned for work purposes. Only 25 per cent of these workers who use their own devices said doing so was a requirement of their employers. Of the remaining 75 per cent, almost half said they...

Telecom, media industries see opportunities in connected cars

Media | 02/04/2014 9:04 pm EST

While mobile devices have allowed Canadians to stay connected to the Internet when they’re on the go, the coming emergence of Internet-connected vehicles will soon allow their cars to do the...

Mobile ad market to triple by 2017: Gartner

Media | 01/21/2014 6:47 pm EST

Global spending on mobile advertising is forecast to triple in the four years between 2013 and 2017, Gartner Inc. said Tuesday. The research company said in a release mobile advertising spending would be $41.9 billion US in 2017....

BYOD programs subject to failure: Gartner

telecom | 01/13/2014 5:51 pm EST

One-fifth of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs globally will fail by 2016 because of restrictive mobile-device management measures, research company Gartner Inc. said Monday. Ken Dulaney, analyst and vice-president at Gartner, said in a release that “the use of consumer technologies in the work environment presents a threat to IT...