Blockchain, IoT to Streamline Global COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Blockchain-based solutions for managing secure databases for the supply chain management of the COVID-19 vaccine, along with IoT solutions such as real-time monitoring and asset tracking, hold the potential to ensure successful distribution of the vaccine. Their use in such a huge exercise can ensure optimum utilization of resources to save precious lives, without compromising on quality and…

Blockchain and the Evolution of Digital Currency: APAC Edition (Virtual Event)

Our Research Associate Arushi Chawla will be speaking at the BrightTALK’s virtual event "Blockchain and the Evolution of Digital Currency: APAC Edition". Join Arushi for a webinar on "Cryptocurrency: Path for Decentralized Economy" on 20th October 2020 at 10:30 a.m. IST. You can find more information about the sessions here. Register for the event using this link. To get live Blockchain…

HTC Launches Its Blockchain-Focused Phone but You Can Only Buy It in Cryptocurrency

"I think they are trying to find a niche and set an example of how they can integrate new technologies within the phone," Neil Shah, research director at Counterpoint Research, told CNBC over the phone. "So I think it could be the start of (HTC) attracting more investors or attracting new OEMs (original equipment manufacturers)." As for the roughly $960 price tag, Shah said it did seem…

Securing IoT with Blockchain

  IoT cellular connections will reach one billion by 2020. IoT is all about data and in this era of IoT revolution, data is the new oil. The growth of IoT and increasing data insecurity are directly proportional. Hence, we expect that this growth will come with some cost and potential for collateral damage. Securing every system fully is practically not possible. However, applying…

Blockchain: a disruptive force

In recent months, the success of Bitcoin has focused attention on its underlying technology, blockchain and led to the realisation that blockchain could be used in many industries beyond digital currencies and financial services. The result has been a multi-billion-dollar wave of investment in the blockchain technology by a host of start-ups and big corporates alike. In our latest report for…

Global POS Shipments to Reach 270 Million by 2025 at 19% CAGR

Pax, New POS and Ingenico led the global POS market in 2020. China is the leading global POS market capturing half of it, followed by Latin America and Europe. Retail, hospitality and healthcare industries are the top applications for the POS market. San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul – October 20, 2021 Global point-of-sale device (POS) shipments are…

Connected & Autonomous Vehicle Summit 2021

Our Research Vice President Neil Shah will be speaking at the Connected & Autonomous Vehicle Summit 2021 on September 23rd.  The topic of the panel discussion is “Paving the way to autonomous vehicles with ADAS”. Session Details: Thu, Sep 23, 2021, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM IST Neil will be joined by: Surender Kannan, Vice President of Sales APAC & Japan, Cavli Wireless Dr. Ajay…

NFT: Creating Buzz in Digital Ecosystem

During one of the worst pandemics in human history, cryptocurrencies made waves in the market. If the bitcoin saw wild fluctuations, Non-Fungible Token (NFT) was the talk of the digital ecosystem. From companies to investors to celebrities to artists, NFT has become a top investment option. As a result, its market cap grew more than 54 times from $338 million by the end of 2020 to more than $18…

5G mmWave: Ecosystem & Economics Becoming Attractive (Part 1)

Read the part 2 of 5G mmWave: Ecosystem, Economics Becoming Attractive here. Change is in the air. COVID-19 has wrought massive changes on how people work, learn and interact. New technology can enable the accelerated changes caused by the pandemic to become a positive transformation with benefits accruing in many directions. While 5G  is a key to unlocking part of this potential…

6G Will Kickstart a TeraEconomy

The 2020s started with 5G rollouts and will end with the beginning of 6G rollouts. While the implementation of 6G will pose its own set of challenges and complexities, it will also come with exciting possibilities, from HoloPortation to remote collaborative surgeries, and kickstart an economy of its own. The 5G era will see gigabit throughputs, lower latencies, and massive improvements in…

Digital Contact Tracing Effective Shield Against Pandemic

History tells us pandemics like COVID-19 can recur in some form or other. Their basic characteristics of mutating and spreading quickly among large populations are the biggest challenge to controlling them. Vaccines are effective in checking the spread but take time to get developed. In such a scenario, effective contact tracing plays a big role. Fortunately, technological tools are now available…

ET Telecom Presents Digital Telco: Virtual Summit ’20

Our Research Vice President Neil Shah will be moderating a panel discussion at the Digital Telco Virtual Summit '20. The event runs from 18th to 19th September 2020. The details for the panel discussion are below: Topic:  Managing the transition towards advanced 5G Panelists: Vishant Vora, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Idea S P Kochhar, Director General, COAI Ludvig…

How Secure is Working from Home?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to escalate and is increasingly wreaking havoc on daily life. Where China and South Korea are starting to get back to normalcy. Regions like Europe, India and the USA are being progressively locked-down. The main precaution that is required to flatten the infected rate curve is to implement social distancing techniques. This essentially requires people to…

Post Event Coverage: 5G Asia and IoT World Asia, 2019, Singapore

Our research director Neil Shah attended 5G Asia and IoT World Asia, 2019 in Singapore. He moderated and chaired the following events: 5G Asia Presentation: Deep Dive into 5G Components, Devices and Operator Strategies, Readiness & Outlook We had an opportunity to deliver a keynote on the latest development in 5G Value Chain Components, Devices and Operator Strategies, Readiness &…

E-Commerce Giants Driving Smart Agriculture Adoption in China

Facing stagnating revenues, e-commerce giants, such as Alibaba, Baidu, JD.Com and Tencent are leveraging their AI expertise to modernize agriculture in China Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego September 3rd, 2019 Faced with falling productivity, high labour costs and a dwindling and ageing rural workforce, China’s agriculture industry is under severe pressure…

Libra – Cryptocurrency’s Moment to Reach Masses but Challenges Ahead

Facebook has finally revealed details about its global payments plan with the announcement of Libra, a digital currency built on the foundation of the blockchain technology. Libra will debut as a blockchain network with permissions but can eventually transition to a permissionless network within five years. The Libra blockchain will be open for anyone to build products and services on top of it.……

AMD Q1 2019: Revenue Dips with Decline of GPU Sales; Margin Increases as EPYC and Ryzen Picks Up Market Share

AMD reported a 23% year-on-year (YoY) decline in revenues in Q1 2019, making it the third consecutive quarter of declining revenues. AMD’s topline suffered due to the declining sales of Radeon channel products as well as decreased demand from Taiwan and Chinese OEMs/ODMs. However, its operating margin grew by 5 percentage points on account of increasing sales of EPYC, Ryzen, and datacenter GPU…

Tapping the Vast Opportunity of Smart Cities in LATAM

In LATAM, governments are the biggest contractor of projects. Between 2013 and 2016, public investment represented around 4% of the region’s total GDP or roughly US$213 billion, according to the World Bank. Nearly 40% of all public investment in the region is a public-private partnership. Building up of urban infrastructure attracted most of these investments. Unfortunately, these projects are…