Digitimes Research: Samsung to rank as top smartphone vendor in 2015

TaiwanSamsung Electronics will lead the world’s top-10 smartphone vendor rankings in 2015, followed by Apple, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Huawei, Xiaomi Technology, Microsoft, TCL Communication Technology, Coolpad and Oppo, according to Digitimes Research. Samsung and Apple will ship over 330 million and 230 million smartphones, respectively in 2015, while Lenovo will ramp up its shipments to 84 million units following the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility.


Far EasTone targeting 30 percent share of Taiwan’s 4G market in 2015

TaiwanTAIPEI–Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. (遠傳電訊), Taiwan’s third-largest wireless carrier, said that it is targeting a 30 percent share of the country’s fast-growing fourth-generation (4G) mobile market.  Answering reporters’ questions at a public welfare event co-organized with the John Tung Foundation (董氏基金會), Far EasTone President Yvonne Li (李彬) estimated that the number of her company’s 4G users will reach 3 million by the end of this year, double the current figure.


Samsung India expects better sales growth in FY16

KoreaNEW DELHI/KOLKATA: Samsung Electronics expects its revenue growth in India this fiscal year to slow to less than half of last year, but still continue to outpace the industry in every category it operates. Samsung hopes new smartphone launches to drive sales next year in India, which it expects to become the second-largest market for the Korean electronics major by the end of 2016, surpassing the US but behind China.


Digital technology can add $101 billion to India GDP by 2020: Accenture

IndiaNEW DELHI: Increasing application of digital technologies can help India’s GDP to grow by $101 billion by 2020, global consultancy major Accenture said. However, China leads the pack with digital technology projected to contribute $410 billion to its economy. Among emerging economies, India comes second, closely followed by Brazil ($97 billion). Globally, India is ranked fourth after China, US ($365 billion) and Japan ($114 billion) on this front, a study conducted by Accenture showed.


Mobile tariffs will go up within a year: COAI

IndiaNEW DELHI: Huge outgo in spectrum auction by telecom operators will increase rates for mobile calls and other services in the long term, although it may not have any immediate impact on tariffs, industry body COAI said.  “Not immediate, its going to take about nine months to a year before you begin to start seeing the impact in terms of the implementation, roll out, investment in new equipment, all of these things have to happen,” COAI director general Rajan S Mathews told PTI when asked about the impact of spectrum auction on tariffs.


Asia Pacific public sector: Growing appetites for disruptive innovations

APACTraditional IT budgets continue to shrink due to government-wide cost efficiency and productivity-focused measures- The overall year-over-year (YoY) IT spending growth in 2015 for the APEJ public sector is anticipated to grow at 5.9%, which indicates both a more cautious as well as maturing APEJ public sector IT spending landscape. This is because the APEJ public sector will be increasingly focused on consolidating and streamlining of scarce ICT resources, attaining better manageability tools for effective decision making, and addressing the urgent need to increase cybersecurity priorities of digital assets


Apple Watch to ship 15 million units in 2015, says Strategy Analytics, from TW

TaiwanThe Apple Watch will ship over 15 million units worldwide in 2015, according to Strategy Analytics. Apple will quickly become the world’s number one smartwatch vendor and capture 55% global market share in the year, said the research firm. Global smartwatch shipments are forecast to reach 28.1 million units in 2015, up 511% from the 4.6 million units shipped in 2014, Strategy Analytics director Cliff Raskind indicated. Most of the smartwatch growth will come from the new Apple Watch, which the firm forecasts to ship 15.4 million units worldwide in 2015, Raskind said.


Asia Pacific mobile data traffic to increase 14-fold by 2019

APACMOBILE data traffic in the Asia Pacific region, excluding China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand, is projected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 69% from 2014 and increase by 14-fold by 2019. According to the latest annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2014-2019, the mobile data traffic in these Asia Pacific countries is growing 1.6 times faster than the global average, which is forecasted to increase by nearly 10-fold over the next five years.


This amazing heat map shows the world’s largest human movement as Chinese New Year begins

ChinaChinese New Year starts on Wednesday, but many people are already hitting the road to return to their hometowns. Each year it results in the world’s largest human migration. China’s top search engine is tracking many of those journeys and has created an amazing, real-time heat map showing the exodus from the major cities.


Supply chains adjusting strategies as tablet market expected to decline 30% in 1Q15, from TW

TaiwanTablet supply chains are evaluating their strategies for 2015 as overall shipments are expected to wither throughout the year, declining most heavily by an estimated 30% on quarter in the first quarter of the year. Tablet shipments are expected to reach 52.15 million in the quarter, with Apple and white-box units all expected to see over 20% declines.


2015 to see Chinese and Taiwanese smartphones taking over, says IDC

APACKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 —Research firm IDC expects Chinese and Taiwanese-branded devices to increase their share of the smartphone market in Malaysia to 65 per cent by the end of this year, from about 46 per cent last year, thanks in part to their lower prices and inventive marketing campaigns. Speaking to the media on Jan 10 in Kuala Lumpur where IDC presented its predictions for 2015, its senior research manager for client devices Daniel Pang said that while there are still Malaysians who prefer to own a premium brand-name smartphone, many are feeling the pinch.


Digitimes Research: Japan aims at robot market value of JPY2.4 trillion in FY2020

JapanJapan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in January 2015 announced new five-year strategies for robot development, with a goal of attaining a domestic market value of JPY2.4 trillion (US$20.5 billion) for robot applications by fiscal year (FY) 2020 (April 2020-March 2021), according to Digitimes Research.


PHL to see big leap in cloud computing in 2014, analyst says

The retail, banking, and logistics industries are expected to make the move to the cloud this year, according to DataOne Asia president and CEO Cyril Rocke. With a broader market, Rocke anticipates remarkable developments in cloud services in the Philippines in 2014 with new global players emerging this year. He also anticipates formation of partnerships between traditional hardware vendors and new cloud providers, adding new services and business applications will be created due to cloud adoption.


Data Center Market: Cooling, Construction & Infra Management 2018 Forecast Reports

ReportsnReports.com offers 2014 data center market research reports on data center cooling, construction and Latin American data center infrastructure management industries with forecasts to 2018. Data center cooling market in telecom and IT is growing fast, supported with significant increase in the cloud and Colocation markets, as well as rising demand for green IT infrastructure. Also, in the Asia-Pacific region enormous growth in the data center market is foreseen, which will drive the telecom and IT industry. Global data center construction market is forecast to grow at 21.99% CAGR over the period 2013-2018.


Cisco Forecasts Nearly 14-Fold Increase in Mobile Data Traffic

According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2013 to 2018, worldwide mobile data traffic will increase nearly 11-fold over the next four years and reach an annual run rate of 190 exabytes by 2018. The projected increase in mobile traffic is partly due to continued strong growth in the number of mobile Internet connections, such as personal devices and machine-to-machine (M2M) connections, which will exceed 10 billion by 2018 and be 1.4 times greater than the world’s population (United Nations estimates 7.6 billion people by 2018).


Biocides Market – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Biocides Market – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018″ report to their offering. Biocides are widely used in bacterial remedies in various industrial processes, drinking water, waste management, daily use cosmetics, and furniture. It has applications in water treatment, personal care products, wood preservation, preservatives in food & beverages, and paints & coatings. North America dominated the global biocides market in 2012 with the highest demand coming from the U.S. market. Asia-Pacific, led by the emerging markets in China, India, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, etc., is likely to fuel the future growth for this global market.


India Rides Tech Convergence Wave Into 2014

Industry and government leaders in India are anticipating an even stronger focus on cloud computing, HPC and big data technologies over the next year as businesses seek out more efficient and cost-effective ways to drive productivity and profit. According to Intel South Asia Director Sales Suryanarayanan B, India will have more supercomputers listed on the TOP500 and increased collaboration between research organizations and industry will propel high-performance computing applications.