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ABI Research is a market research and market intelligence firm based in New York. The company was formed in 1990 and incorporated in 1991 by Tim Archdeacon as Allied Business Intelligence, Inc. The organization provides research on the following areas: IoE, Enterprise and M2M Wearables & Devices Cloud Content & OTT Video Delivery Next Generation Network Services Network Densification and Infrastructure Connected Home Autonomous Driving & Location Tech Digital Security Semiconductors Robotics TeardownsABI Research maintains offices in Oyster Bay, New York; New York, NY; Austin, TX; Scottsdale, AZ; Bend, OR; Wellingborough; London; Geneva; and Singapore. Wikipedia.


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"4K streaming devices are just entering the market in the highest end products," says Sam Rosen, Managing Director and Vice President at ABI Research. "4K streaming devices represent about 35% and 24% of streaming device shipments in North America and Western Europe, respectively, in 2017. However, as penetration of 4K TVs grows, so will the revenue opportunities from UltraHD definition purchases and rentals, as well as premium early release content. Pricing premium for these formats represents substantial revenue opportunity for studios and streaming service providers, and this will drive a faster shift to 4K streaming media adapters." "Video streaming services are increasingly becoming a replacement alternative for traditional pay-TV services as operators partner with third-party OTT players or start to offer standalone streaming services, such as Dish Networks' Sling TV and Now TV by Sky in Europe," says Khin Sandi Lynn, Industry Analyst at ABI Research. "This abundance of low-cost and no-contract video streaming services drives the adoption of media streaming devices, which can be given freely or heavily subsidized for subscriber acquisition." Select service providers who prefer more controller ecosystems are bringing to market dedicated streaming devices to target consumers who plan to "cut the cord" and/or never subscribed to a traditional pay-TV service. While the boxes provide the pay-TV operators with supreme security and flexibility, the struggle for many pay-TV operators lies in convincing consumers to install a new box that does not handle other popular video services. As such, ABI Research predicts that retail video streaming devices that support multiple streaming devices and smart TVs will likely continue to hold the market majority over operator-branded boxes. These findings are from ABI Research's Media Devices: UltraHD, 4K, HDR, 8K, HEVC (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/product/1027290-media-devices-ultrahd-4k-hdr-8k-hevc/) market data report. ABI Research stands at the forefront of technology market research, providing business leaders with comprehensive research and consulting services to help them implement informed, transformative technology decisions. Founded more than 25 years ago, the company's global team of senior and long-tenured analysts delivers deep market data forecasts, analyses, and teardown services. ABI Research is an industry pioneer, proactively uncovering ground-breaking business cycles and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. For more information, visit www.abiresearch.com.


News Article | May 11, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

ABI Research estimates that total NFV market revenues will reach $38 billion in 2022. Hardware spend—including servers, storage devices, and switches—will reduce with time, while software and services will have higher growth rates of 55% and 50%, respectively. Although the market is evolving and technical expertise is starting to mature, the standardization and multi-vendor involvement challenges will remain stagnant for the next couple of years. Software and services vendors will have opportunities to identify NFV use-cases in enterprise verticals and use these to offer end-to-end integrated systems. "Early contracts and market trends illustrate the biggest winners are likely to be the established vendors, including Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia, as well as specialists like Amdocs and Netcracker, with systems integration becoming more important each day," concludes Pachade. "Several vendors also place heavy and risky bets on open source software, which may increase business opportunities but may also create difficult choices for them in the future, particularly if telco interest in specific open source projects fizzles out. For the time being, NFV is mostly considered as a cost-cutting exercise, since new revenue opportunities require a transformation in a much broader context, which is more likely to be driven by 5G, after 2020." These findings are from ABI Research's Network Functions Virtualization Tracker and Forecasts (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/product/1027094-network-functions-virtualization-tracker-a/) report. ABI Research stands at the forefront of technology market research, providing business leaders with comprehensive research and consulting services to help them implement informed, transformative technology decisions. Founded more than 25 years ago, the company's global team of senior and long-tenured analysts delivers deep market data forecasts, analyses, and teardown services. ABI Research is an industry pioneer, proactively uncovering ground-breaking business cycles and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. For more information, visit www.abiresearch.com.


"Vuforia's story has several facets that are responsible for its favorable position: ample market experience, a complete portfolio, and a competitive enterprise supplement through PTC," says Eric Abbruzzese, Senior Analyst at ABI Research. "The importance of a strong enterprise play cannot be understated. While the consumer market may be the key to eventual AR ubiquity, the enterprise market is this industry's foundation." ABI Research's competitive assessment broke competitors into three groups to better reflect the nature of the platforms: software development kit (SDK)-focused, application-focused, and usage-focused. While Vuforia, Re'Flekt, and Ubimax take the top three spots among all companies, each group has its own, distinct winners. Vuforia, Wikitude, and ARToolKit are top suppliers in the SDK-focused group mainly due to strong machine vision and cloud device support. Aurasma (by HP), Augment, and Blippar score highest in the application-focused group thanks to strong customer footprint, fair pricing, and good developer accessibility. Re'Flekt, Ubimax, and Upskill Skylight are the main three in the usage-focused group due to their strong device support, IoT synergy, and smart glasses support. "The transition from mobile-first augmented reality to glasses-first augmented reality will create the largest shift among platform players in the future," concludes Abbruzzese. "Mobile device support is a differentiator currently, but platforms with strong smart glasses support, IoT synergy, and integration-ready accessibility position these platforms favorably for the upcoming market transitions." These findings are from ABI Research's Augmented Reality Platforms (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/product/1027208-augmented-reality-platforms/) competitive assessment. The full report details the complete list of companies and scores, along with detailed scoring reasoning, category definitions, and market positioning insight. ABI Research stands at the forefront of technology market research, providing business leaders with comprehensive research and consulting services to help them implement informed, transformative technology decisions. Founded more than 25 years ago, the company's global team of senior and long-tenured analysts delivers deep market data forecasts, analyses, and teardown services. ABI Research is an industry pioneer, proactively uncovering ground-breaking business cycles and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. For more information, visit www.abiresearch.com.


News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: www.techrepublic.com

For seemingly ever the conventional wisdom has been that a wired connection would always be more reliable than a wireless one. That may just be changing. ABI Research forecasts that the global wireless connectivity market — excluding cellular connectivity — will reach more than 10 billion annual IC shipments by 2021. And the protocols are starting to sound pretty compelling. Here are the top five ways wireless might just win: 1. Bluetooth. Certainly long in the tooth, but pervasive. Bluetooth will be in 60% of total devices by 2021. And Bluetooth Smart will be in 16% of devices by that time. Bluetooth Smart emphasizes power efficiency while the recently adopted Bluetooth 5 emphasizes range and speed. 2. Wi-Fi. By 2021, Wi-Fi will be found in 47% of all devices, half of which will be smartphones. For high-speed wireless data transfer like networking, mobile devices, computing, and peripherals you've got 802.11ad, aka WiGig. For low-power Internet of Things devices and wireless sensor networks there's the sub-1GHz Wi-Fi HaLow aka 802.11ah. 3. 802.15.4-based technologies like ZigBee and Thread. These are good for growth in energy management and smart city applications, like building automation, smart metering, smart lighting, and industrial applications. This will make up almost 9% of the market by 2021. 4. NFC. Payments from smartphones and wearables will continue to take advantage of NFC and their growth may be slow but it's starting to look more sure. 5. Combined multiprotocol System on Chips. No more will you have to choose which protocol to support or how you can stuff all the chips for all the protocols you need into an ever-shrinking form factor. Multiprotocol SoC will reduce complexity and cost, while future-proofing devices and getting them to market faster. Someday plugging in a wire may feel as outdated as cranking a car to start it. Also see: How one university is upgrading three campuses covering 10 million square feet with gigabit Wi-Fi 4 ways wireless carriers will change to prepare for connected cars Terahertz wireless could help cover the planet with internet that's 10X faster than 5G Chicago's Wrigley Field targets 2018 for high-density Wi-Fi as part of $750M in ballpark upgrades


"These pre-programmed, self-executing, autonomous contracts can be used for numerous applications, including: digital identities, governance, asset tracking, and M2M transactions, among many others," says Michela Menting, Research Director at ABI Research. "Through these evolving technologies, blockchain can affect and perhaps radically transform all kinds of interactions: from business and legal to social and political." Blockchain's potential as a market beyond cryptocurrency can be analyzed against venture capital funding, which hit half a billion USD globally in 2016. There are currently more than 1,500 startups on the blockchain scene. But not all are public. Some blockchains are permissioned and private, while others are of a hybrid nature or run by a consortium. Not all distributed ledger technologies are blockchains either, as the goals and objectives of the various participants are compelled by other imperatives. While blockchain undoubtedly holds great transformative potential, the technology itself needs to overcome numerous obstacles. As a nascent technology, it is not immune from vulnerabilities, and unknowns may bar the way to growth and maturity. Vendors, such as BitNation, Modum, MultiChain, and Riddle&Code, will need to drive interest in blockchain for technology end users and create awareness of how it can be applied in varying applications across many different sectors. But first they will need to address issues associated to immutability, scale, cost, and privacy, as well as clarify the legal uncertainties surrounding smart contracts. Above all, they will need to tackle misconceptions about what blockchain can enable and its limitations. "While the cryptocurrency market may be maturing, IoT applications are still largely untested," concludes Menting. "The excitement around Bitcoin's success is nonetheless fueling a great many endeavors beyond fintech that are likely to impact the IoT." These findings are from ABI Research's Blockchain Applications: Beyond Fintech to the IoT (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/product/1027514-blockchain-applications-beyond-fintech-to-/) report. ABI Research stands at the forefront of technology market research, providing business leaders with comprehensive research and consulting services to help them implement informed, transformative technology decisions. Founded more than 25 years ago, the company's global team of senior and long-tenured analysts delivers deep market data forecasts, analyses, and teardown services. ABI Research is an industry pioneer, proactively uncovering ground-breaking business cycles and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. For more information, visit www.abiresearch.com.


LONDON, May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The emergence of blockchain-based applications is driving substantial investment in IoT-oriented projects. ABI Research finds there to be great promise for the technology to alter and transform established industries beyond fintech. In addition to transactions, blockchain technology can also be used for communication, identification, ownership, and device management. With continued architecture improvements, blockchain technology is expanding into smart contracts that both people and machines can be leverage. "These pre-programmed, self-executing, autonomous contracts can be used for numerous applications, including: digital identities, governance, asset tracking, and M2M transactions, among many others," says Michela Menting, Research Director at ABI Research. "Through these evolving technologies, blockchain can affect and perhaps radically transform all kinds of interactions: from business and legal to social and political." Blockchain's potential as a market beyond cryptocurrency can be analyzed against venture capital funding, which hit half a billion USD globally in 2016. There are currently more than 1,500 startups on the blockchain scene. But not all are public. Some blockchains are permissioned and private, while others are of a hybrid nature or run by a consortium. Not all distributed ledger technologies are blockchains either, as the goals and objectives of the various participants are compelled by other imperatives. While blockchain undoubtedly holds great transformative potential, the technology itself needs to overcome numerous obstacles. As a nascent technology, it is not immune from vulnerabilities, and unknowns may bar the way to growth and maturity. Vendors, such as BitNation, Modum, MultiChain, and Riddle&Code, will need to drive interest in blockchain for technology end users and create awareness of how it can be applied in varying applications across many different sectors. But first they will need to address issues associated to immutability, scale, cost, and privacy, as well as clarify the legal uncertainties surrounding smart contracts. Above all, they will need to tackle misconceptions about what blockchain can enable and its limitations. "While the cryptocurrency market may be maturing, IoT applications are still largely untested," concludes Menting. "The excitement around Bitcoin's success is nonetheless fueling a great many endeavors beyond fintech that are likely to impact the IoT." These findings are from ABI Research's Blockchain Applications: Beyond Fintech to the IoT (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/product/1027514-blockchain-applications-beyond-fintech-to-/) report. ABI Research stands at the forefront of technology market research, providing business leaders with comprehensive research and consulting services to help them implement informed, transformative technology decisions. Founded more than 25 years ago, the company's global team of senior and long-tenured analysts delivers deep market data forecasts, analyses, and teardown services. ABI Research is an industry pioneer, proactively uncovering ground-breaking business cycles and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. For more information, visit www.abiresearch.com.


Blockchain's potential as a market beyond cryptocurrency can be analyzed against venture capital funding, which hit half a billion USD globally in 2016. There are currently more than 1,500 startups on the blockchain scene. But not all are public. Some blockchains are permissioned and private, while others are of a hybrid nature or run by a consortium. Not all distributed ledger technologies are blockchains either, as the goals and objectives of the various participants are compelled by other imperatives. While blockchain undoubtedly holds great transformative potential, the technology itself needs to overcome numerous obstacles. As a nascent technology, it is not immune from vulnerabilities, and unknowns may bar the way to growth and maturity. Vendors, such as BitNation, Modum, MultiChain, and Riddle&Code, will need to drive interest in blockchain for technology end users and create awareness of how it can be applied in varying applications across many different sectors. But first they will need to address issues associated to immutability, scale, cost, and privacy, as well as clarify the legal uncertainties surrounding smart contracts. Above all, they will need to tackle misconceptions about what blockchain can enable and its limitations. "While the cryptocurrency market may be maturing, IoT applications are still largely untested," concludes Menting. "The excitement around Bitcoin's success is nonetheless fueling a great many endeavors beyond fintech that are likely to impact the IoT." These findings are from ABI Research's Blockchain Applications: Beyond Fintech to the IoT (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/product/1027514-blockchain-applications-beyond-fintech-to-/) report. ABI Research stands at the forefront of technology market research, providing business leaders with comprehensive research and consulting services to help them implement informed, transformative technology decisions. Founded more than 25 years ago, the company's global team of senior and long-tenured analysts delivers deep market data forecasts, analyses, and teardown services. ABI Research is an industry pioneer, proactively uncovering ground-breaking business cycles and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. For more information, visit www.abiresearch.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/huge-blockchain-potential-for-iot-applications-if-vendors-can-tackle-barriers-to-growth-300452387.html


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

ABI Research identifies several security solutions available to smartwatches, but with many enterprises touting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and the mix of devices entering the workplace on the rise, potential breaches are harder to avoid. Addressable solutions include Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), Mobile App Management (MAM), and Mobile Device Management (MDM). These solutions enable enterprises to automate the connectivity and management of devices on the corporate network. "Enterprises interested in adopting smartwatches for use in the workforce must be aware of potential security issues to effectively mitigate them," continues Lawrence. "The strategic implementation of security platforms will allow employers to maximize the benefit of an enterprise smartwatch procurement without the worry of sensitive data reaching the wrong hands." Companies such as Apple, IBM, Kony, Samsung, and SAP frequently provide such solutions to interested organizations. Samsung recently worked with communications platform Total Communicator Solutions to provide an EMM solution for smartwatches in the San Diego Airport with the intent to improve employee communication. "The introduction and availability of Android Wear 2.0 activates the potential of eSIM, supports the development of hybrid watch designs, and taps into the promise of standalone, wearable devices," concludes Ryan Martin, Principal Analyst at ABI Research. "In a recent survey conducted by ABI Research, 55% of respondents stated that wearables, such as head-worn and wrist-worn devices, are part of their companies' innovation strategies." The findings are from ABI Research's Enterprise Wearable Device Market Overview: Watches (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/product/1027043-enterprise-wearable-device-market-overview/) report. ABI Research stands at the forefront of technology market research, providing business leaders with comprehensive research and consulting services to help them implement informed, transformative technology decisions. Founded more than 25 years ago, the company's global team of senior and long-tenured analysts delivers deep market data forecasts, analyses, and teardown services. ABI Research is an industry pioneer, proactively uncovering ground-breaking business cycles and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. For more information, visit www.abiresearch.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/strong-security-proves-essential-for-enterprise-smartwatch-adoption-300451061.html


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

"Today, very few wearable devices, including smartwatches, have enterprise-grade authentication integrated out of the box, which makes them incredibly susceptible to security breaches," says Stephanie Lawrence, Research Analyst at ABI Research. "This puts sensitive information, such as an individual's healthcare records or financial information, at risk." ABI Research identifies several security solutions available to smartwatches, but with many enterprises touting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and the mix of devices entering the workplace on the rise, potential breaches are harder to avoid. Addressable solutions include Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), Mobile App Management (MAM), and Mobile Device Management (MDM). These solutions enable enterprises to automate the connectivity and management of devices on the corporate network. "Enterprises interested in adopting smartwatches for use in the workforce must be aware of potential security issues to effectively mitigate them," continues Lawrence. "The strategic implementation of security platforms will allow employers to maximize the benefit of an enterprise smartwatch procurement without the worry of sensitive data reaching the wrong hands." Companies such as Apple, IBM, Kony, Samsung, and SAP frequently provide such solutions to interested organizations. Samsung recently worked with communications platform Total Communicator Solutions to provide an EMM solution for smartwatches in the San Diego Airport with the intent to improve employee communication. "The introduction and availability of Android Wear 2.0 activates the potential of eSIM, supports the development of hybrid watch designs, and taps into the promise of standalone, wearable devices," concludes Ryan Martin, Principal Analyst at ABI Research. "In a recent survey conducted by ABI Research, 55% of respondents stated that wearables, such as head-worn and wrist-worn devices, are part of their companies' innovation strategies." The findings are from ABI Research's Enterprise Wearable Device Market Overview: Watches (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/product/1027043-enterprise-wearable-device-market-overview/) report. ABI Research stands at the forefront of technology market research, providing business leaders with comprehensive research and consulting services to help them implement informed, transformative technology decisions. Founded more than 25 years ago, the company's global team of senior and long-tenured analysts delivers deep market data forecasts, analyses, and teardown services. ABI Research is an industry pioneer, proactively uncovering ground-breaking business cycles and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. For more information, visit www.abiresearch.com.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: en.prnasia.com

LONDON, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ABI Research forecasts enterprise smartwatch shipments will reach nearly 14 million in 2022, increasing from just more than two million in 2017. Yet, for these devices to infiltrate the workplace, vendors must address security device management and compliance at the design level. "Today, very few wearable devices, including smartwatches, have enterprise-grade authentication integrated out of the box, which makes them incredibly susceptible to security breaches," says Stephanie Lawrence, Research Analyst at ABI Research. "This puts sensitive information, such as an individual's healthcare records or financial information, at risk." ABI Research identifies several security solutions available to smartwatches, but with many enterprises touting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and the mix of devices entering the workplace on the rise, potential breaches are harder to avoid. Addressable solutions include Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), Mobile App Management (MAM), and Mobile Device Management (MDM). These solutions enable enterprises to automate the connectivity and management of devices on the corporate network. "Enterprises interested in adopting smartwatches for use in the workforce must be aware of potential security issues to effectively mitigate them," continues Lawrence. "The strategic implementation of security platforms will allow employers to maximize the benefit of an enterprise smartwatch procurement without the worry of sensitive data reaching the wrong hands." Companies such as Apple, IBM, Kony, Samsung, and SAP frequently provide such solutions to interested organizations. Samsung recently worked with communications platform Total Communicator Solutions to provide an EMM solution for smartwatches in the San Diego Airport with the intent to improve employee communication. "The introduction and availability of Android Wear 2.0 activates the potential of eSIM, supports the development of hybrid watch designs, and taps into the promise of standalone, wearable devices," concludes Ryan Martin, Principal Analyst at ABI Research. "In a recent survey conducted by ABI Research, 55% of respondents stated that wearables, such as head-worn and wrist-worn devices, are part of their companies' innovation strategies." The findings are from ABI Research's Enterprise Wearable Device Market Overview: Watches (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/product/1027043-enterprise-wearable-device-market-overview/) report. ABI Research stands at the forefront of technology market research, providing business leaders with comprehensive research and consulting services to help them implement informed, transformative technology decisions. Founded more than 25 years ago, the company's global team of senior and long-tenured analysts delivers deep market data forecasts, analyses, and teardown services. ABI Research is an industry pioneer, proactively uncovering ground-breaking business cycles and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. For more information, visit www.abiresearch.com.

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