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Today β€” November 20th 2019Your RSS feeds

One Thing You Can Do: Know Your Climate Facts

By Susan Shain and Esther Horvath

Also this week, guarding Arctic researchers from polar bears

Far-right terrorism has more than tripled over last four years, report warns

By Alexandra Brzozowski

Although terrorism-related deaths saw a downward trend for the fourth consecutive year in 2018, widespread activity among right-wing terrorist groups has become a particular cause of concern, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) of 2019 published on Wednesday (20...

US telecom and pay-TV revenue to rise to $419.4bn by 2024

By Broadband TV News Correspondent

Total telecommunications and pay-TV service revenue will reach $404.5bn by the end of 2019, representing a 0.5% decline over 2018, says GlobalData.

Ivan Maldonado, Technology Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Despite this decline, which is mainly due to declining revenues from mobile and fixed-voice data communications, total service revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.7% between 2019 and 2024 to reach US$419.4bn by 2024 driven by growth mobile broadband and fixed broadband revenues.”

“Mobile data will remain the leading contributor to telecom service revenue over the forecast period, increasing from $131.2bn in 2019 to $194.6bn in 2024. Growth will be supported by the uptake of smartphone subscriptions, increasing demand for mobile data services, and growing adoption of 5G services.”

Fixed broadband revenue will expand at a CAGR of 4% over the 2019-2024 period, reaching $78.5bn in 2024. Growth will be mainly driven by increased adoption of ultrafast broadband service connections, supported by operator investments in fiber infrastructure across the country.

Maldonado adds: “Pay-TV revenue will drop from $94.4bn in 2019 to US$84bn by 2024 as a result of cord-cutting trends.”

APAC to register highest growth in global pay-TV market

By Broadband TV News Correspondent

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is poised to witness the highest growth in the global telecom and pay-TV market between 2019 and 2024 due to conducive telecom policies and rapid mobile and fibre network roll-outs, according to GlobalData.

An analysis of GlobalData’s Mobile and Fixed Broadband Forecast Packs reveals that rise in purchasing power and growth in over-the-top (OTT) communication is expected to boost the average revenue per user (ARPU) in both the emerging and developed countries of the region. Early use cases such as fixed wireless and enhanced mobile broadband will drive the 5G services adoption.

Amit Sharma, Project Manager of Telecoms Market Data & Intelligence at GlobalData, says: “In the later part of the forecast period, use cases such as massive machine-type communications and ultra-reliable low-latency communications will help in the growth of 5G services.

“The major drivers of the mobile and fixed communication broadband adoption in the region during the forecast period are supportive government policies to speed up national broadband deployment projects, long-term evolution (LTE) network roll outs and increased adoption of fibre-to-the-x (FTTx) network.”

According to GlobalData’s Mobile and Fixed Broadband Forecast Packs, majority of the mobile services’ revenue in 2019 will come from the data services in APAC.

For instance, mobile data revenues in India will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5% from an estimated US$7bn in 2019 to US$11bn by 2024-end, driven by increasing smartphone subscriptions and the growing adoption of 4G services with high ARPU.

In addition, fixed broadband revenues will increase at a CAGR of 5% over 2019- 2024 to reach US$4bn by 2024-end, supported by the increasing adoption of high-speed fibre-optic services.

Sharma concludes: “In the developed APAC region, the expansion of fibre network and planned 5G network roll-outs will play an important role in increasing the overall telecom revenues. In addition, 4G technology will remain a major mobile communication technology till 2024, constituting more than 80% of total mobile subscriptions by the end of 2024.”

Taking a Different Approach to Fighting Climate Change

By Tatiana Schlossberg

The research of Narasimha Rao, a Yale professor, shows that reducing inequality could improve our ability to mitigate some of the worst effects on the environment.

Yesterday β€” November 19th 2019Your RSS feeds

Her Message About Climate Change: It’s Not Too Late

By Katie Robertson

Kate Marvel is committed to spreading the word about climate science. Her TED Talk on the subject drew more than a million viewers.

California to Stop Buying From Automakers That Backed Trump on Emissions

By Coral Davenport

California, hitting back at automakers that sided with President Trump, will not buy from manufacturers that do not recognize its authority to set emissions standards.

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NestlΓ© Says It Can Be Virtuous and Profitable. Is That Even Possible?

By Jack Ewing

The world’s largest food company is trying to show it can be environmentally sustainable and still make money. Activists are skeptical.

NestlΓ© Says It Can Be Virtuous and Profitable. Is That Even Possible?

By Jack Ewing

The world’s largest food company is trying to show it can be environmentally sustainable and still make money. Activists are skeptical.

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