Posts tagged as: In-Stat

In-Stat Predicts 75% of US Electric Meters Will Be Smart Meters by 2016

The smart grid is an enormous worldwide effort to modernize our electrical grid. The global scale alone makes this a colossal task. Complicating this effort is the incredible variety of electrical systems throughout the world, and the vast maze of utilities managing them. Just in the US alone, there are more than 3,000 separate utilities, […]

100 Million Hybrid STBs to Ship in 2015, Says In-Stat

Hybrid set top boxes are a fast-growing segment of the worldwide set top box market. These boxes include a TV tuner and an Internet connection. It’s similar to hybrid vehicles that combine a gasoline engine with an electric motor. Hybrid STBs are appearing in all service categories and new usage models and applications have provided […]

Mobile VoIP Subscribers to Triple

Driven by increased smartphone penetration and a growing breadth of offerings, mobile VoIP usage is on the rise. As the addressable market increases with smartphone penetration a greater number of providers are introducing services, including a growing handful of mobile operators that are beginning to embrace, to some degree, mobile VoIP. New NPD In-Stat ( […]

DVI Declines While HDMI Soars – Surpass 1 Billion in 2014

HDMI has become the interface solution of choice throughout the consumer electronic (CE) device market, particularly for wired CE devices. It is found in every digital television (DTV) shipping in 2011 and in nearly every HD set top box. As a result of this current and forecasted level of penetration, future growth will come from […]

NFC Chip Shipments to Surpass 1.2 Billion by 2015

As the number of mobile payment users grows to over 375 million in 2015, the demand for devices with near field communications (NFC), the underlying communications technology behind many mobile payment solutions, grows as well. New research from In-Stat  forecasts that adoption of this technology will push global annual shipments of NFC chips to over […]

Blu-ray Players to Reach 105 Million Units Shipped in 2015

The name Blu-ray Disc (BD) refers to the blue laser used to read the disc, which allows information to be stored at a greater density than possible with red laser technology used for DVDs.The first prototype Blu-ray Discs debuted in October 2000, and the first prototype player was released in Japan in April 2003. Its […]

IP Set Top Box Unit Shipments to Surpass 21 Million in 2011

As a whole, the set top box market can be categorized as a mature one. That is to say, it has reached a state of equilibrium or at least the absence of significant growth. That’s not to say, however, that there aren’t segments of the business that are innovating and growing at fairly significant rates. […]

SOHO Smartphone Purchases Will Increase Over 44% from 2010 to 2015

The category of “smartphones” generally comprises higher-end cellphones that run a smartphone OS such as Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, WebOS, or Symbian. The phones are intended to be used with a data plan and provide Internet-based functionality such as Internet browsing, email, and smartphone applications. New In-Stat ( research forecasts that the proliferation of these […]

50% of Tablet Owners View Both Feature-Length Movies and TV Shows

Online digital video distribution now allows consumers to access more content, on more devices, and in more places, than ever before. This increase in access has made content more ubiquitous than ever, but availability is only a part of the story. Equally important is how, and on what devices consumers are accessing this content, and […]

Small Business Spending on Wireless Services to Overtake Wireline Voice in 2012

It has always been predicted that small business expenditures on wireless services would someday exceed that of wireline voice. That “someday” will be in 2012 as wireless becomes the largest category of telecommunications spending for small businesses, according to new research from In-Stat. Wireline data spending and cloud computing services round out the four spending […]

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