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CSPs capex to remain flat while telecom vendors face a tough marketplace

Although revenue growth rates for comms service providers (CSPs) is set to remain modest CSPs will continue to invest heavily in their networks, according to Ovum.

European PC market performs better than expected

As global PC shipments reached just 73.4 million units in the first quarter of 2014, a decline of -4.4% year on year, says IDC, Europe is looking more stable.

The global market, though still in decline and with continuing weakness in consumer and emerging market segments, saw preliminary results are slightly better than a projected decline of -5.3%.

Frost & Sullivan to highlight the role of ICT in connected industries

Frost & Sullivan thought leaders will present their latest research on ICT: Helping Connected Industries Embrace Big Data Analytics at GIL 2014: Europe, that returns to London for its sixth consecutive year on Wednesday 14th May at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington.

Mobile payments to rise 40% this year, finds research

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the value of global payments via mobile devices will reach around $507 billion this year, a rise of nearly 40% year-on-year.

Europe wants separate clouds

Some 90% of ICT decision-makers are changing their cloud buying behaviour as a direct result of allegations of large scale clandestine cyber-surveillance. A study published by NTT Communications says that even the US customers want local.

The survey of 1000 ICT decision-makers from France, Germany, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and the USA found these key points:

Tablet hybrid to approach 50 million globally by 2018 says analysts

New findings from leading hi-tech analysts Juniper Research reveal that Tablet Hybrid devices will ship nearly 50 million units by 2018, rising from an estimated 9.5 million in 2013.

Tablet Hybrids combine the mobility of a tablet with the functionality of an Ultrabook and can have the screen removed to perform as a slate.

Media logistics platform market to reach £400m by 2018 says Ovum

Media Logistics Platform (MLP), a newly coined term by analyst firm Ovum to define the logistics software businesses that manage the processes of production, ingest, post-production and transfer of media and data will hit £400m by 2018.

Research clarifies role of mobile video calling

Despite forecasts that users of mobile video calling services such as Skype will increase to over 130 million users by 2018, question marks remain over the potential for mobile video calling to generate revenues in its own right, a new report from Juniper Research has found.

Virgin rumoured to be picking Daisy

Analysis by Philip Carse, Megabuyte.com: The usually well informed Nic Fildes at The Times this morning reports that Virgin Media is in talks to acquire Daisy, but that the negotiations have stalled over price.

Global PBX/IP PBX market falls in Q4 2013 and full year 2013

The latest figures released by MZA show that the market for PBX/Call Controller extensions and licenses (excluding Micro PBX products) fell by 3% year-on-year in Q4 2013 (period October to December 2013 inclusive) and 5% year-on-year in CY 2013 (January to December inclusive).

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Strong arguments build the case for productisation

Productisation and specialisation are a blazing contradiction in terms but paradoxically their coexistence could be the key to unlocking sales in the future, according to delegates who took part in a round table debate hosted by Comms Dealer and supported by Entanet.

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