Category: Market Research

Report: Future of hyperconnectivity to fuel billion-dollar ‘connected living’ opportunities

According to Frost & Sullivan’s Future of Connected Living report, the device-to-person ratio will exceed 20 to 1 by 2030, as the world enters the era of hyperconnectivity and catapults organizations’ digital transformation. The number of connected devices globally is projected to increase from 30.4 billion in 2020 to 200 billion in 2030 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.7%. The research forecasts the convergence of connected cities, homes, and workplaces will result in ubiquitous connectivity and the emergence of new product applications, business models, technologies, platforms, and services.

Really Fast Optical Tech Shipments To Triple in 2021, Dell’Oro Predicts

A new wave of high-speed coherent optical components are expected gain widespread adoption in 2021, according to Dell’Oro analyst Jimmy Yu.

While vendors like Nokia, Ciena, and Infinera have been teasing faster and faster optics for years, Yu noted in a blog post that the optical transport market is a research and development heavy industry, with multi-year product cycles. “Grand ideas and proof of concepts announced years ago steadily build toward commercialization and main stream adoption over the course of a few years,” he wrote.

Yu said several long-hyped optical technologies, including those offering higher line rates up to 800 Gb/s, are likely reach the market in 2021.

The office market report: What will happen to all those big empty buildings if we all stay working from home?

When the lockdown is relaxed, we are likely to see changes to both our working practices and adjustments to our workplaces. This may include continued remote working, or a partial return to the workplace incorporating modified schedules or shift working. Some people will avoid their previous commute by working from suburban or branch offices outside city centers or utilizing local flexible/serviced office providers. At least temporarily, office occupation densities will be reduced, initially managed by seating policy and behavior rather than more expensive desk reconfiguration. Video calls will continue to replace many meetings and most business travel.

Smart Cities Will Revolutionize Energy Consumption After The Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic may have put many investment plans on hold, but it has also highlighted the global drive to sustainable living in energy-efficient cities. COVID-19 and the economic slowdown from the measures to contain it have had many national and local governments think about building back a better future, one that involves intelligent use of energy resources.