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IoT spending to nearly double by 2019: IDC

telecom | 12/10/2015 6:10 pm EST

Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things will rise from $698.6 billion US this year to $1.3 trillion US in 2019, according to International Data Corp. IDC said in a press release Thursday that the “regions that will experience the fastest growth in IoT spending over the five-year forecast period are Latin America,” with a 26.5 per cent compound annual growth rate, “followed by Western Europe, and Central and Eastern Europe.” The release noted that various industries in different regions apply IoT in different ways, and that in North America “in-store...

Tablet shipments to be down 8.1% this year: IDC

Media | 12/01/2015 5:22 pm EST

Global tablet shipments will be down 8.1 per cent for 2015 overall, though tablets with detachable keyboards are expected to see strong growth for this year and in 2016, according to International Data Corp. The technology research company said in a press release Tuesday that tablet shipments will total 211.3 million this year. IDC research director Jean Philippe Bouchard said in the release: "We're witnessing a real market transition as end users shift their demand towards detachables and more broadly towards a productivity-based value proposition." Bouchard said detachable...

Galaxy View available through Bell, but ‘not a tablet’

Media | 10/29/2015 7:07 pm EDT

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has released a new touch-screen device, powered by Android software and suitable for web browsing and video streaming, but it is "not a tablet," according to a company spokesman. Samsung and BCE Inc. said in a joint press release Thursday that the new Galaxy View, with its 18.4-inch...

Smartphone shipments up 8.4% in Q3: Juniper

Media | 10/29/2015 5:51 pm EDT

Juniper Research Ltd. said Thursday that global smartphone shipments in this year's third quarter totalled 342.5 million, representing growth of 8.4 per cent. It said in the press release that Apple Inc.’s iPhones...

Smartphone shipments rise 6.8% in Q3: IDC

Media | 10/28/2015 3:53 pm EDT

Worldwide smartphone shipments grew 6.8 per cent from a year earlier in the third quarter to 355.2 million units, up from 332.6 million units in the same period the previous year, according to a new report from International...

Canadian wearable shipments to rise 55% this year: IDC

Media | 09/30/2015 4:15 pm EDT

The Canadian wearable market is expected to get shipments of 1.4 million units by the end of 2015, up almost 55 per cent from 905,000 last year, according to International Data Corp.  The...

Almost three-quarters of companies using or deploying IoT: IDC

telecom | 09/22/2015 2:18 pm EDT

International Data Corp. said Tuesday that 73 per cent of enterprises it polled in a recent survey are using Internet of Things (IoT) technology or plan to do so over the next year. “IoT awareness is gaining traction in the retail and manufacturing industries with 56% and 53% of respondents (respectively) showing high awareness of the IoT,” the company said in a press release. In comparison, the government sector “lags behind in overall awareness and often needs clarification around the IoT basics,” it added. The respondents said that “security remains a...

Wearable shipments more than doubling this year: IDC

Media | 09/14/2015 1:49 pm EDT

International Data Corp. said Monday that wearable shipments will reach 76.1 million units this year, up 163.6 per cent from the 28.9 million units shipped in 2014. It said in a press release that total shipments of basic and...

Wearable shipments tripled in Q2: IDC

Media | 08/27/2015 1:41 pm EDT

Technology research company International Data Corp. said said in a press release Thursday that the global market for wearables grew 223.2 per cent in this year's second quarter with 18.1 million units shipped, up from 5.6...

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...

Braille smartwatch in development to give blind another option

Media | 08/14/2015 7:16 pm EDT

A South Korean company is aiming to provide blind people with the first-ever braille-display smartwatch this year, and a representative from the Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB) says it...

Telecom leaders sell IoT services to increasingly savvy market

telecom | 06/29/2015 8:14 pm EDT

Over the past year, there has been a key change in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, as customers have become more aware of the technology and what it can do for them, according to officials from...

Wearables market to grow 173.3% this year: IDC

telecom | 06/18/2015 1:43 pm EDT

International Data Corp. predicted Thursday that the global wearable market will grow 173.3 per cent this year. The technology research company said in a press release that 72.1 million wearable devices will be shipped this year,...

Wearable apps to multiply in coming years: IDC

Media | 06/02/2015 1:42 pm EDT

The number of third-party applications for smart wearable devices is expected to surge from 2,500 last year to 349,000 by 2019, International Data Corp. said Tuesday. The research company said in a news release that most of these...

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...

Tablet market to shrink this year: IDC

Media | 05/28/2015 3:04 pm EDT

International Data Corp. said Thursday that worldwide shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices will decline in 2015. It said in a press release that there will be an annual decline of 3.8 per cent from last year for 221.8 million units in 2015. That marks a downgrade from its previous forecast for 2.1 per cent growth. IDC said cellular-capable tablets and hybrids, on the other hand, are seeing growth. They are predicted to have average annual shipment growth of 5.6 per cent over the next five years, compared to WiFi-only devices that are expected to see average declines of 0.4 per cent over...

Smartphone market growth to slow this year: IDC

telecom | 05/26/2015 4:00 pm EDT

International Data Corp. said Tuesday that global smartphone shipments will rise 11.3 per cent in 2015, down from growth of 27.6 per cent last year. That will result in about 1.45 billion smartphones shipped worldwide, IDC said...

Chinese smartphone market shrank: IDC

telecom | 05/11/2015 6:10 pm EDT

The Chinese smartphone market shrank in this year's first quarter, technology research company International Data Corp. said Monday. IDC said in a press release that smartphone shipments in China were down four per cent from...

Tablet market continues shipment decline: IDC

telecom | 04/30/2015 2:41 pm EDT

The global tablet market saw its second straight year-over-year decline in shipments in the first quarter of 2015, International Data Corp. said Thursday. The technology research company said in a press release that companies...

Main IoT market to be worth $6.5B by 2018: IDC

Media | 04/21/2015 7:20 pm EDT

The main Internet of Things (IoT) market will generate $6.5 billion in revenue in Canada in 2018, representing average annual growth of 18 per cent in comparison to the $2.88 billion the market was worth in 2013, International...

Smartphones’ dominance among connected devices to grow: IDC

telecom | 03/20/2015 4:39 pm EDT

Smartphones already represent the majority of devices shipped globally for connecting to the Internet, and their market share  will continue to grow in the coming years, International Data Corp. said Friday. IDC issued a press release that showed out of 1.84 billion so-called smart connected devices shipped last year — including personal computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones — 1.3 billion were smartphones, or 70.7 per cent of the overall market. Smartphones are expected to see average annual growth of 8.5 per cent over the next five years to reach a shipment total of 1.96 billion in 2019, or 77.7 per cent of the smart-devices market. By comparison, tablets and...

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...

IDC downgrades tablet forecast for 2015

Media | 03/12/2015 2:54 pm EDT

International Data Corp. has lowered its forecast for tablet and 2-in-1 hybrid shipments in 2015 following previous figures that showed the first ever year-on-year decline for this market in the fourth quarter of last year. IDC...

BlackBerry CEO open to producing another tablet: report

Media | 03/03/2015 7:08 pm EST

BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen said he's open the idea of having the company produce another tablet, according to a report by CNet. "It's not in the works, but it's on my mind,"...

Android, iOS approach ‘total domination’ of smartphone market

Media | 02/25/2015 3:47 pm EST

Google Inc.'s Android and Apple Inc.'s iOS operating systems "inched closer to total domination of the worldwide smartphone market" in the fourth quarter of 2014, International Data Corp. said Tuesday. The technology research company said in news release that the two operating systems powered 96.3 per...

Canada lagging in health technology innovation: experts

Media | 02/20/2015 3:17 pm EST

The next generation of health technology is slowly rolling out in Canada, but experts say more government leadership is needed to bring innovations such as remote health monitoring and personalized...

Super WiFi ‘exciting new area’ for wireless: spectrum expert

Media | 02/10/2015 7:47 pm EST

Industry Canada’s announcement last week that it is opening up TV white space for the use of "super WiFi" technology could improve broadband availability in rural areas and has the...

Tablet’s social impact remains despite sales slowdown: expert

Media | 02/02/2015 9:04 pm EST

New data shows that tablet shipments declined year-over-year in last year's fourth quarter — for the first time in the category’s short market history — though a Canadian trends observer says the cultural impact of tablets isn't going away any time soon. International Data Corp. said in a press...

Enterprise to assume bigger role in technology adoption: Deloitte

Media | 01/12/2015 6:50 pm EST

After a decade of consumers being the trendsetters in the adoption of emerging technology, the enterprise sector will take on a bigger role in 2015 as leaders in the use of cutting-edge IT products,...

Q&A: Talking IoT with Telus

telecom | 12/19/2014 4:48 pm EST

The coming year is poised bring about new developments and changes in the worlds of technology and telecommunications. While a number these twists and turns will seemingly come out of nowhere, at least one predictable trend is that the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) will grow as a market and a presence in people's lives. Telus Corp. recently launched what it calls Telus IoT Marketplace, offering several applications to help automate operations in diverse industries including transportation, retail and restaurants. While big telecom players BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. have been battling it out in the media space — online streaming services are the latest big thing — Telus has been sitting out that fight, instead making forays into areas such as IoT and network connectivity in the...

Wearables, OTT, IoT to rise in 2015: IDC

Media | 12/15/2014 8:45 pm EST

Greater consumer interest in wearable technology, growth in over-the-top (OTT) television subscriptions and greater prominence of the Internet of Things (IoT) are among the top trends in technology expected for next year in...

Wireless data spending to surge next year: IDC

Media | 12/02/2014 6:00 pm EST

Wireless data will be the biggest and fastest-growing segment of global telecommunications spending next year, technology research firm International Data Corp. said Tuesday. IDC said in a press release that wireless data...

Smartphone market growth expected to slow

telecom | 12/01/2014 5:56 pm EST

International Data Corp. said Monday that growth in worldwide smartphone shipments is expected to drop from 26.3 per cent this year to 12.2 per cent next year, and even further in the years beyond that. IDC said in a press...

Purpose, fashion sense needed in wearables market: IDC

telecom | 06/02/2014 5:43 pm EDT

Wearable technology is expected to see "hockey stick growth" in Canada in the coming years, though the gadgets' purpose must be better demonstrated and the products have to look good on...

Middle East, Africa tablet market surges: IDC

telecom | 06/02/2014 2:28 pm EDT

The Middle East and Africa saw record growth in their tablet market in the first quarter of this year, despite a general slowdown in this industry's expansion globally, International Data Corp. said in a report released Sunday. IDC said in a press release that four million tablets were shipped in that region in the first three months of this year, a gain of 77.3 per cent from a year earlier. "Most other regions around the world experienced a year-on-year slowdown in growth during Q1 2014, or even an overall decline," IDC research director Adriana Rangel said in the release....

Tablet market growth continues to slow: IDC

telecom | 03/06/2014 7:42 pm EST

Growth in worldwide tablets sales will continue to slow this year, International Data Corp. said in a press release Thursday. The provider of technology advisory services said it expects 19.4 per cent growth in tablet sales...