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Top 25 global technology companies by market cap, Q2 2018, researched by GlobalData

The performance highlights of the Top 25 publicly traded global technology companies by Market Cap (Mcap) for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 (Q2) ), compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2018 (Q1), have been analyzed in the latest research from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The completed analysis reveals a number...

Prepaid wireless carriers will launch more promotional offers during 2018 than they did in each of the past two years, says GlobalData

Competition among U.S. prepaid mobile service providers has once again heated up. *2016 saw the top five prepaid carriers make numerous promotional service offers to attract new customers, but the total number of offers declined during 2017. However, increased marketing activity has set the stage for the overall number of promotional offers in the prepaid...

Apple’s iPhone looks poised to accelerate its U.S. prepaid market penetration, says GlobalData

At Apple’s ‘Gather Round’ event on Sept. 12, we can expect to see numerous new devices, with rumors indicating the unveiling of multiple new iPhone models. This should be good news not only for postpaid wireless brands but prepaid brands as well, where the iPhone has built a strong following, according to GlobalData, a leading data...

Morgan Stanley tops GlobalData’s ranking of global M&A financial advisers in ICT for Q2 2018

Morgan Stanley led the competition of top 10 M&A financial advisers for the ICT industry in the latest league table for Q2 2018, compiled by leading data analytics company GlobalData. The bank held a clear lead over other advisers both in terms of value and volume, with $118.4bn and 23 deals, respectively for the quarter,...

Smartphones can get even bigger if vendors are willing to risk it

The original iPhone launched in 2007 with just a 3.5-inch display. Since then, phones have grown dramatically and Samsung’s new Note9 features its largest screen yet, at 6.4 inches. There are limits to how large phones can get, but some vendors are going to push the envelope further, according to GlobalData, a leading data and...

IT budgets shifting to spend more on digital twin enabling technology

New research from GlobalData reveals a significant shift toward Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data platform spending among IT practitioners. Brad Shimmin, Service Director at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on this finding and the future of digital transformation: “If the last few years has shown anything it’s that the...

Comcast’s addition of Amazon Prime Video further positions Xfinity X1 as a go-to video hub

Following the news that Comcast has agreed to launch Amazon Prime Video on Xfinity X1 starting later this year, Tammy Parker, Senior Global Telecom Consumer Services Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her views on the agreement: “This is the first time Amazon’s Prime Video app has been integrated into a...

T-Mobile’s ‘Un-carrier’ customer care move hints at its forthcoming pay-TV strategy

Following yesterday’s news (Wednesday 15 August) that T-Mobile USA is overhauling its customer care with a human-centered approach called ‘Team of Experts’, Tammy Parker, Senior Technology Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view: “Promoting strong customer support as an Un-carrier feature hints at part of T-Mobile’s planned strategy for challenging...

Samsung’s Galaxy Note9 is a technical powerhouse, but is too similar to the Note8 – and too expensive – to grow market share

Following yesterday’s news (Thursday 9 August) from Samsung’s Unpacked event, Avi Greengart, Research Director for Consumer Platforms and Devices at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the Galaxy Note9, Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Home, and new partnership with Spotify: Galaxy Note9 “The new Galaxy Note9 has top-of-the-line specs along with extras...

Epic Games bypassing Google Play store and offering Fortnite directly to Android users is not the start of a trend

Following the news that Epic Games, the maker of the popular game Fortnite: Battle Royale, will not distribute the game via Google Play store when it becomes available on the Android platform later this summer, Lynnette Luna, Principal Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on the issue: “Google is...

Apple v Pepper elevated to US Supreme Court where developers seek acknowledgement

Following the news in June that the US Supreme Court decided to hear the ongoing antitrust case of Apple v Pepper, software developer groups have been helping publicize what promises to be a pivotal case on determining application ownership in the future. Charlotte Dunlap, Principal Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers...

Facebook growth is beginning to stall and the future lies in Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger

Following yesterday’s news (Wednesday 25 July) of Facebook’s lower-than-expected Q2 earnings: Lynnette Luna, Principal Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view on Facebook’s current challenges: “Facebook’s missed expectations on revenues and user growth and management’s warning that revenue growth rates would decelerate in the next two quarters, likely reflect more...

ZTE needs to split up and rebrand

The US government has allowed ZTE to resume buying US technology and get back to business, but it cannot be business as usual, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Pay-TV operators in the Americas look at OTT video opportunities to offset client loses

Pay-TV penetration in the Americas is set to decline through 2022 due to ongoing cord-cutting trends in North America, where an increasing number of households are swapping their traditional pay-TV subscriptions for over-the-top (OTT) alternatives, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

New players in the MVNO segment to boost competition in the Peruvian mobile market

Over the last few years, the Peruvian telecoms regulator OSIPTEL has been introducing a series of measures to boost competition in the mobile communications market, including the ongoing reduction of mobile termination rates (MTR) and the introduction specific regulation aimed at facilitating the entry of mobile virtual network operator (MVNOs) in the market, according to...

Walmart’s move to Microsoft Azure more about AI dominance than cloud reach

Following the news (Monday, 16 July) that Walmart had entered into a five year strategic partnership with Microsoft that would see the retail giant shift its business to both Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, Brad Shimmin, Technology Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the real drivers underscoring this...

Top 25 Global Technology Companies by Market Cap (Q1 2018)

The performance highlights of the Top 25 publicly traded global technology companies by Market Cap (Mcap) between the last day of Q1 2018 and the last day of Q4 2017 have been analysed in the latest research from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The completed day vs day (31 Mar 2018 vs 31 Dec 2017) analysis reveals a number of interesting insights.

Top 25 Global Technology Companies by Market Cap (end of 2017)

Top 25 Global Technology Companies by Market Cap (end of 2017) The performance highlights of the Top 25 publicly traded global technology companies have been revealed in the latest research from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The completed analysis reveals a number of interesting insights. Apple, Alphabet and Microsoft maintained their dominance of...

Systems integration contracts dominate IT services deals in India, says GlobalData

System integration contracts now dominate the IT services landscape in India following steady growth in recent years, according to leading data and analytics company GlobalData. The company’s ‘IT Services Contracts Database’ reveals that this type of contract accounted for nearly half (48%) of the all IT services deals in the country during 2017.

Believe it or not, AI needs people to succeed

Advancements within the AI field of machine learning allow computers to learn without being explicitly programmed. User friendly tools may put the power of artificial intelligence (AI) into people’s hands, but without the right specialists to light the way there’s no guarantee of success according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Solar eclipses all other new types of electricity generation in 2016 to become the world’s favourite

Solar has become the world’s favorite new type of electricity generation, with more solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity being installed than any other generation technology according to GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics.

85% of Indian enterprises increasing their ICT budgets in 2017

India’s strong economy, which remains the fastest-growing major economy in the world, has prompted its enterprises to increase investments pertaining to information and communications technology (ICT), with 85% of survey respondents willing to increase their ICT budgets in 2017, compared to 75% in 2016, according to GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics.

The importance of megacities in the contemporary economy

As the urban population continues to increase, there is a significant increase in the number of ‘megacities’ on the planet. GlobalData’s latest city data reveals that in 2025 there will be 41 megacities globally, including 12 in China and six in India.

Data center services are a strategic focus area for telcos in sub-Saharan Africa

Telecommunications companies (telcos) in the sub-Saharan Africa region, which have traditionally focused on voice and data connectivity, are increasingly looking to expand their enterprise services portfolio and transition towards offering IT services, according to GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics.

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