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More than half of the world online via mobile subscriptions In August 2015, over 3.7 billion unique subscribers – more than half of the world’s population – had at least one mobile subscription. By 2020, GSMA predicts around three-fifths of the global population will have mobile subscriptions, with close to one billion new subscribers added...

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According to We Are Social‘s compendium of Global Digital Statistics for August 2015, “Global Digital Statshot“, 225 million people around the world used the internet for the first time within the past 12 months, translating to 600,000 new users every day, or 7 every second. Smartphones are taking over the world More than half of the world’s population now use...

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Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, is leading the internet growth on the continent with 70.3 million out of the 298 million active internet users, and is one of the largest and fastest growing “mobile-first” countries in the world, according to We are Social’s Digital, Social and Mobile 2015 report. However, despite the relatively big number (70.3 million) of...

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According to Ericsson’s recently published Mobility Report, mobile data traffic in Q1 2015 was 55 percent higher than in Q1 2014 and is expected to increase nine-fold by 2020. To facilitate this phenomenal growth in mobile data traffic in the coming years, operators need to continue improving their network availability, speed and reach. Video has...

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In 2014, approx. 243 million people were regularly going online in India, 200 million of these bypassing the PC and using their mobile phones to access the internet. In a recent report “The Changing Connected Consumer in India” by The Boston Consulting Group, BCG predicts the number of active internet users in India to at...

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There are half a billion more people online now than at this time last year, resulting in a total of 3 billion active internet users, according to We Are Social’s new Digital, Social and Mobile in 2015 report. The report also states that half of the world is now using a mobile phone, with 185 million new unique users in...

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2014 was the year when OTT and “catch-up TV” became a reality, where more connected devices were shipped than ever before and consumers actively embraced the changing landscape by demonstrating their new consumption habits. Aneesh Rajaram, SVP TV & Devices here at Opera, shares his top predictions for what to watch in the Connected TV space this year.   1. 2016, not 2015,...

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The proof is in. Video consumption habits have changed considerably among consumers in the past year alone with more and more people using a variety of mediums to devour their online TV content. Multiscreen viewing, OTT and “catch-up TV” has become a reality, with more connected devices being shipped than ever before and consumers actively embracing the changing...

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We caught up with Product Manager, Connected TV & Devices, Opera Software Giuseppe Pascale to discuss his involvement with the new institution created inside the Global ITV project, the EU-Brazil GLOBAL ITV Council. What are the main objectives/goals of the EU-Brazil GLOBAL ITV council? Giuseppe: The main goals of the council are to promote interoperable solutions for advanced interactive...

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Opera Software is one of the original companies behind the global internet.org initiative, and to that end, many of our solutions are developed with an eye toward how to fulfill our ambitious objectives. We sat down with Opera Software VP of Product Partnerships Jan Standal to talk about Opera’s plans for bringing the next billion...

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