In the last year’s TMT Predictions report, we called COVID-19 a catalyst for the trends we were seeing in the TMT industry. Now, nearly two years in, we still can’t escape its impact. But we do expect that 2022 will be far more than recovering from the pandemic.
We hope this year’s edition of TMT Predictions both reflects the world we live in and illuminates the world to come.
Explore the predictions
All about screens
There’s no midlife slump for the video game console market. Content, experience, and business-model innovations are keeping it competitive.
Addressable TV advertising can target TV ads to different households—but its best use may be to extend reach, not to differentiate messages.
TV’s viewership decline in the United Kingdom’s bellwether market heralds a new era for the video content ecosystem.
In the face of increasing competition and subscriber churn, customizing business model by market may be key to SVOD providers’ success.
All chips, all the time
Consumers, industry, and government are clamoring for chips, and the semiconductor industry is scrambling to keep up.
As VCs push gigadollars to fabless semiconductor startups, the innovation ecosystem is the sure winner.
The open-source chip architecture offers lower costs and greater access, but its future in the marketplace is anything but certain.
The FWA market is growing strongly, with 5G powering enhanced performance. Will it be key to closing the digital divide?
The next generation of Wi-Fi is set to play a pivotal role as organizations innovate with advanced networking.
Health care anywhere
Smartwatches and wearable medical devices help people monitor their health 24/7. Trust in their utility and security will be key to growth.
Mental health care needs are pressing around the world. Apps can deliver support on demand and on the go.
Green and Diverse
Lengthening smartphone lifetimes would help reduce their environmental impact. But could smartphone vendors find other revenue sources?
Asia-Pacific is taking the lead in deploying floating photovoltaic arrays as the technology advances and its economics improve.
Why do boys and men read fewer books, and less often, than girls and women?
Technology companies should renew their commitment to advancing gender diversity in tech as the pandemic recedes.
New and next
The chance for fans to acquire digital media of their favorite sports moments will likely cement NFTs’ place in the sports content marketplace.
These technologies for safeguarding data used in AI applications are available and effective. The challenge is to make them more practical.
The future of quantum computing isn’t quite here yet. But that doesn’t mean that companies shouldn’t prepare.
AI in 2022 will face intensifying regulatory scrutiny, with implications that resonate across industries.