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TMT Predictions 2015

Explore what's ahead in Technology, Media, and Telecoms

Deloitte’s annual Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions identify key developments over the next 12-18 months that are likely to have significant impact on companies in the TMT space and other industries.


Contactless mobile payments (finally) gain momentum

Deloitte predicts that by end-2015, five percent of the base of 600-650 million near-field communication (NFC) equipped phones will be used at least once a month to make contactless in-store payments at retail outlets. Read more of this prediction.


The 'generation that won’t spend' is spending a lot on media content

Deloitte predicts that North American millennials will spend over $62 billion on media content in 2015.


The connectivity chasms deepen: the growing gap in broadband speeds

Deloitte predicts that in developed countries, the average broadband speeds obtained by the top decile will be 5x or greater than the lowest decile. Read the additional insights in this prediction. 

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The Internet of Things really is things, not people

Deloitte predicts that in 2015 one billion wireless Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be shipped, up 60% from 2014, leading to an installed base of 2.8 billion devices. Read more about this prediction.


3D printing is a revolution: just not the revolution you think

Deloitte predicts, in line with the industry consensus, that in 2015 nearly 220,000 3D printers will be sold worldwide, with a dollar value of $1.6 billion, representing 100% unit growth and no more than 80% growth in dollars versus 2014. But that’s not the interesting part of the prediction ...


Smartphone batteries: better but no breakthrough

Deloitte predicts that the rechargeable, lithium ion (Li-Ion) battery technology used in all smartphones will improve only modestly in 2015.


The re-enterprization of IT

Deloitte predicts that in 2015 the impetus for IT adoption will swing back to the enterprise market following a decade of consumer-led technological change.


Nanosats take off, but they don't take over

Deloitte predicts that by the end of 2015 over 500 additional nanosats will be in orbit. Prior to 2014, only 75 nanosats had ever been launched, so the prediction calls for a 400% increase. Read additional insights about this prediction. 


Click and collect booms in Europe

Deloitte predicts that the number of click and collect locations in Europe will reach half a million in 2015, a twenty percent increase on the previous year. Read more insights on this prediction.


One billion smartphone upgrades

Deloitte predicts that one billion smartphones will be purchased as upgrades for the first time in 2015, generating over $300 billion in sales. We expect smartphone upgrade volumes to continue increasing through 2018, and possibly beyond. Read more of this prediction.

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Global Managing Director TMT


Paul Lee

DTTL TMT Head of Research


Duncan Stewart

Director of research, TMT


Cornelia Calugar-Pop

Lead TMT Researcher


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