Strategy Analytics says its recent reports predict that LTE (4G) will account for 50% of all mobile connections in the USA by end of 2014.
That’s expected to increase to 79% by the end of 2018.
Juniper Research has published a new report that shows annual retail payments on mobile handsets and tablets are expected to reach $707 billion (£430 billion) worldwide by 2018.
This means mobile retail spending will account for 30% of all online purchases in 2018, compared with the $182 billion (15% of e-retail) spent last year.
Mobile internet optimisation specialist Flash Networks has acquired rival Mobixell Networks.
Flash Networks works with mobile networks including Orange, SingTel, MTS, T-Mobile, SK Telecom and Telekom Austria, while Mobixell’s clients include Verizon, Vodafone, Bharti, Orange, XLcom, TIM and Telefonica.
Mark Bridge writes:
In a way, it’s hard to believe that the first Apple iPhone wasn’t seen in public until this day seven years ago. It - and the trend towards one-piece smartphones with hardly any buttons - seems to have been with us for much longer.
Some Intel security products for mobile devices will be free
Elements of McAfee mobile security products will become free for Apple iOS and Android devices, according to a statement made by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at International CES 2014.
In addition, the McAfee name will be dropped as an online security brand, with future products becoming part of the new ‘Intel Security’ family.