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Ericsson ConsumerLab celebrates 20 years in consumer research with a nostalgic series of short films that show how new types of media and technology have influenced everyday life in that time.
Consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa want to be able to keep conversations going with family and friends in different places and stay informed and connected at all times. People are used to being connected to meet personal and professional needs, wherever they are according to reports from Ericsson ConsumerLab: Nigeria and South Africa.
- Amount of mobile internet users growing substantially, with four times the amount of users over the age of 50, and three times the amount of middle aged users being added in the past two year
- Three in five smartphone users is using mobile broadband in urban India
- Growing appetite for e-commerce & mobile financial services amongst mobile broadband users
Categories: Ericsson Business Review
With ICT-driven transformation posing unprecedented challenges to the role, reach and even the relevance of authorities around the world, new approaches to industry regulation are urgently required. As Sudhir Gupta, Secretary of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, explains in this exclusive opinion piece, a radical commitment to transparency might just be the answer.
- Smartphone owners expect quantifying and regulating stress will increase life expectancy by two years
- Quantification of such behaviors today starts with wearables. However, those who are very satisfied with their wellness need both style and function: 55 percent say product design is important, while 59 percent buy technology devices to fulfill specific needs
- With 62 percent interested in a microclimate monitor, wellness also entails understanding societal health hazards. Interest in wellness on a personal level may therefore inspire transformation on a societal level
Categories: Press Releases
Findings in the Ericsson Mobility Report Mobile World Congress edition, February 2015 reveal the top five apps in a given country dominate in terms of mobile traffic generated on smart devices. In the countries illustrated in the report – the US, South Korea, and Spain – they account for around two-thirds of app traffic over mobile networks, which reflects a global trend.
- In urban Maghreb mobile internet penetration is set to double within 2015 while 7 out of 10 new phones are expected to be smartphones
- Internet adoption is driven by the youth showing same usage patterns as in western countries such as UK or the US
- People show a positive attitude towards technology as lever for societal change and expect benefits to extend to sectors such as commerce and public services