January 2021

28
Jan
2021

The Different Paths Driving QR Payments Adoption

POSTED BY Nick Maynard
The adoption of QR payments is now a very noticeable trend, particularly in China and India, where digital wallets utilising QR codes have become dominant mobile payment mechanisms. Questions now remain as to what their prospects for adoption outside of these key countries are and how they will fare, versus other mobile payment mechanisms, such as contactless (NFC) payments.
21
Jan
2021

Competition Driving OTT TV & Video Subscriptions Growth

POSTED BY James Moar
OTT TV services refers to video content that is delivered directly to digital users. The signal is received over the Internet or through a mobile phone network, as opposed to receiving the television signal from a terrestrial satellite or broadcast. Consumers can access OTT content through Internet-connected devices. As Internet usage has become more mainstream, there has been a gradual shift in consumers’ viewing habits; moving away from traditional cable and pay TV to increased consumption of video streaming services, produced by online video giants such as Amazon Video, Netflix, and Hulu.
 
14
Jan
2021

The Role of Edge Computing in Supporting 5G Adoption

POSTED BY Adam Wears

Edge computing is a form of distributed computing wherein computationally intensive tasks are undertaken not at a centralised cloud storage facility several hundred miles away, but either by the device that collected the data, a larger on-premises gateway, or an off-premises edge node that still remains relatively close to the end user. By arranging their networks in this way, operators and enterprises can benefit from reductions in latency and lag, as well as significant savings in bandwidth costs.