While a variety of VR (virtual reality) units have been in development for decades, the technology has come to the forefront in recent years thanks to developments in sensor technologies and the availability of relatively cheap VR units in the form of mobile VR. In 2017 this was augmented by the development of standalone VR headsets from a range of companies, fully rounding out the potential for head‑mounted VR devices.
Juniper anticipates that the introduction of 5G services will take a somewhat different path to the implementation of 4G and the subsequent updates to protocols. As a result, Juniper believes that operators cannot rely on previous methods of implementing 4G networks.
Chatbots hold the potential one day to replace the tasks of many human workers with AI (Artificial Intelligence) programs sophisticated enough to hold fluent conversations with human users. Juniper Research defines a chatbot as: ‘A computer program utilising technology designed to simulate conversational interactions with human users, which may also include automated processes triggered from these interactions.’
Juniper Research spoke to Christine Caviglioli, SVP Automotive and Mobility Services, Gemalto, a 5GAA member, in April 2017.
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Exoskeletons have been in development for decades, as well as being portrayed in a variety of media. The industry has reached a point where exoskeletons are now being deployed in various contexts. The most prominent of these have been medical uses, with military and industrial use cases being less publicised, but no less effective.
The accessibility of the Internet and the ability to commit fraud remotely creates an appetising prospect for fraudsters. Meanwhile, the potential attack surface for miscreants is enormous; some 94 billion transactions were made for remote goods purchases in 2016, which is only a fraction of the total eCommerce landscape. Meanwhile, advanced security measures are increasingly being implemented to protect against fraud carried out at physical locations. It is for these reasons that fraudsters have developed, and are continually developing, new methods to illegally siphon cash over the Internet.
Beyond the connected car ecosystem, opportunities will present themselves for integration with other ecosystems, such as the smart home and smart city technology. Juniper believes that the true value of the ecosystem will be felt by others outside the connected car ecosystem, such as law makers and MNOs (Mobile Network Operators). The lack of standardisation in the market is especially interesting in the space for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and autonomous cars.
The digital commerce sector is set to see substantial growth in user numbers over the next 4 years, as we see unique users surpass 3 billion by 2021. Juniper has identified two sectors set to drive the digital commerce market, in terms of transaction values; these are digital & physical goods and digital banking.
Given the digital adoption in markets such as the UK, there is great opportunity for the charity sector to utilise contactless payments and digitise transactions.
Juniper interviewed Christophe Zehnacker, Head of Strategic Digital Partnerships, Mastercard, in March 2017.
Zehnacker confirmed that Mastercard has seen astonishing growth in contactless payments: ‘Driven by our mandate to enable all POS terminals in Europe to be contactless capable by 2020, we have made great progress over the past 12-24 months, especially in Europe. In 2015, we passed the 1 billion transaction mark for European Mastercard transactions processed by our network; we are in the range of several billions for 2016.’