TMT Predictions


Global TMT Predictions 2020

What does the future hold for technology, media, and telecommunications?

The technology, media and telecommunications practice at Deloitte has announced it predictions for the sector in 2020. Now in its 19th year, Deloitte's annual TMT Predictions provides an outlook on key trends in the technology, media and telecommunications industry sectors worldwide.

Irish Commentary:

  • Deloitte predicts the smartphone multiplier market will drive €412 billion of revenue in 2020 alone
  • More than 100 companies worldwide will begin testing private 5G deployments by the end of 2020 
  • Almost one million robots will be sold worldwide for enterprise use in 2020
  • Over 130 million e-bikes will be sold globally between 2020 and 2023
  • In 2020, the global podcasting market will increase by 30 percent from 2019 to reach just under €1 billion in 2020

2020 TMT Predictions

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Bringing AI to the device: Edge AI chips come into their own

If you love your smartphone's AI-enhanced camera, wait until you find out what edge AI chips could do for enterprise.

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Robots on the move: Professional service robots set for double-digit growth

The market for professional service robots is poised to take off with a vengeance, fuelled by new developments in 5G telecom services and AI chips.

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Private 5G networks: Enterprise untethered

5G's new standards for enterprise will open the floodgates to a host of previously infeasible applications, allowing for industrial-scale internet-of-things networks in factories, warehouses, ports, and more.

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High speed from low orbit: A broadband revolution or a bunch of space junk?

The race is on among satellite broadband providers to enable worldwide high-speed internet access, creating opportunities for new services and business models along the way.

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The smartphone multiplier: Toward a trillion-dollar economy

From selfie sticks and ringtones to mobile ads and apps, the market for smartphone apps, accessories, and ancillary devices is almost as big as the market for smartphones themselves-and it's likely to continue growing fast in the medium term.

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My antennae are tingling: Terrestrial TV's surprising staying power

Think antenna TV is dead? Think again.

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Coming to a CDN near you: Videos, games, and much, much more

Consumers' insatiable hunger for internet video is driving double-digit growth in the content delivery network (CDN) market. But will legacy CDN providers win out over the growing number of cloud, media, and telecom players in this space?

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Ad-supported video: Will the United States follow Asia's lead?

In Asia-exemplified by China and India-ad-supported streaming video services reach over a billion people. Streaming services in the United States have focused on a subscription-only model. Will the success of the Asian model convince some US companies to follow their lead?

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The ears have it: The rise of audiobooks and podcasting

The audiobook and podcasting markets are growing far faster than the overall media and entertainment market. What's so special about listening?

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Cycling's technological transformation: Making bicycling faster, easier, and safer

Technological innovations and the spread of bikesharing platforms are making bicycling more attractive to millions of commuters. Bicycling's upswing in popularity could mean cleaner air, less traffic, and healthier people for cities worldwide.

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