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Connected wearables are now becoming increasingly popular on many markets globally

The latest trends from all main product categories are very exciting on the reality that, technology advancements, increased consumer awareness and wide availability of devices are at the core of stakes. In effect, Connected wearables are now becoming increasingly popular on many markets globally. New report from Research and Markets estimates that worldwide shipments of wirelessly enabled wearable devices will grow from 96.5 million in 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.2 percent to 262.5 million in 2021. The report also reveals that, Bluetooth will remain the primary connectivity option in the coming years. A total of 26.8 million of the wearables sold in 2021 are forecasted to incorporate embedded cellular connectivity, mainly in the smartwatch and people monitoring & safety categories. The competition have been responding with increasingly capable and attractive devices from Android Wear vendors including Motorola, LG, and Huawei as well as from vendors betting …

Operator revenues from international mobile data roaming

For those who are unfamiliar, a new study from Juniper Research has found that operator revenues from international mobile data roaming are expected to grow at an average annual growth rate of 8%, reaching $31bn in 2022 compared to $21bn in 2017.
The report also reveals that, this is despite a global fall in data revenues by 11% in 2017; including a 46% decline in West Europe, as a result of operators increasingly offering RLAH (Roam Like at Home) packages around the world. 
For those who are unfamiliar, RLAH enables users to use their monthly voice, data, and messaging allowance while roaming without incurring additional charges.

The impact of the introduction of unlimited roaming data plans in the US, Europe, and Far East on mobile roamers

I have a pleasure to recall that, the new research, Mobile Roaming: Regulations, Opportunities & Emerging Sectors 2017-2022 from Juniper Research, found that the introduction of unlimited roaming data plans in the US, Europe, and Far East will significantly drive usage by mobile roamers, leading to average data usage exceeding 1GB by the end of 2020. The firm also found that, operator revenues from international mobile data roaming are expected to grow at an average annual growth rate of 8%, reaching $31bn in 2022 compared to $21bn in 2017.