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June 2017

Consumer Robot Shipments Forecast To Increase To 50M In Next 5 Years

Purchases of household, toy and educational robots will fuel a five-fold increase in consumer robot shipments worldwide over the course of five years, according to a new consumer robot shipments forecast from Tractica, a market research company that focuses on the broad issues and developments related to human interaction with technology. 


Proactive Network Maintenance Working Group for Cable Broadband Networks Established

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its international arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), have created the Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) Working Group. Couched within the SCTE-ISBE Standards Program, the new working group aims to establish proactive network maintenance standards, according to a news release...


NFV Adoption Slower Than Expected, But Will Achieve Spending of $13B By 2022

Telecom industry adoption of network functions virtualization (NFV) has been somewhat slower than expected, but ABI Research sees investment picking up steam from here out to 2022. Ongoing NFV spending by major telcos will fuel the uptick in growth, with total global investment rising to $13 billion in 2022, ABI forecasts.... 


Digital Assistant Forecast for 2021 Exceeds World Population

Uptake and use of digital assistants is rising fast. The installed base of native digital assistants will reach 7.5 billion active devices come 2021, according to a digital assistant forecast from Ovum Research. That exceeds the number of people in the world.


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