The Next Big Thing in North American TV – Ultra HD/4K TV

Ultra HD/4K TVs are the hottest thing in the new TV market right now in North America and around the world. As prices drop on this cutting edge technology and shipments of them to this continent increase, more and more North American TV fans are opting for one – and often a big one.

North Americans Like It Big

Sales have proven that North Americans choose extra large TVs more often than consumers in any other part of the world. The big TV market here is increasingly being dominated by Ultra HD/4K TVs, as the higher resolution makes for a much better image on a large screen. In fact, it’s getting hard to find large TVs in lower resolution available on the market today.

Some impressive statistics uncovered recently regarding Ultra HD TV trend are as follows.

  • Over 80% of shipped Ultra HD TVs are 50 inches or larger.
  • By 2020, all TVs 40 inches and larger for sale in North America will be Ultra HD.
  • By the end of 2016, 1 in 8 homes in North America will have these televisions.
  • By 2020, approximately 50% of homes on this continent will have an Ultra HD TV.
  • Standard large screen resolution is now 2160p.

TV Content Needs To Catch Up

To date, TV content for Ultra HD/4K TV is minimal. The TV industry is aware of the fact that Ultra HD TV is the next big thing, but like the debut of regular HD technology, the hardware introduction is far outpacing the response by those who create the content. While there are Ultra HD Blu-Ray players and discs already available, there are fewer than 10 Ultra HD channels worldwide.

Streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon are more responsive to the need for content and are already offering some Ultra HD programming, with more on the horizon. Despite their embracing this new type of programming, there is still much room for improvement.

In a matter of a couple of years, content will catch up with the Ultra HD technology. While it is still in its infancy stage, Ultra HD is definitely the next great thing to come along for your TV viewing pleasure.

Research Report Uncovers Details of 2016 Global Telecom Market

The state of the Telecom Equipment market has been evaluated and comprehensive statistics compiled and made available to interested parties, in the Global Telecom Equipment Consumption 2016 Market Research Report. It covers the years 2011-2016, and forward looking from 2016-2021. This professional compilation is a resource that any professional in the industry should be familiar with.

Contents of the Report

The report provides an overview of the different telecom equipment available- the definition, specifications, classifications, applications and industry chain details. It also looks at development plans and policies, in addition to cost structures of raw material, equipment and labor costs, as well as manufacturing processes. The information is provided in text format, as well as a variety of tables and figures in order to make it more easily usable and searchable.

The Global Telecom Equipment Consumption 2016 Market Research Report is further broken down into a variety of different aspects of the market, globally, in the United States, Europe, China, and Japan. The report provides details on market size – value and volume – as well as the sale price, supply and usage of telecom equipment in these areas.

Details of Major Manufacturers

The detailed report also provides company profiles, product specifications, sales information and contact information for 13 major manufacturers in the Global Telecom Equipment industry, including big names like IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, and Samsung. The latest trends in the industry and the marketing channels utilized by these top companies are also analyzed.

While much of the Global Telecom Equipment Consumption 2016 report focuses on historic data, it also offers a forecast of Telecom Equipment for global and major regions according to market size. Details and analysis of new project investment feasibility is also discussed in the report.

This go-to source of information for the Global Telecom industry provides valuable research conclusions, and detailed data that can help a business in the industry steer in the right direction in the future. It is made available by the site, an online source for research reports of all types and a variety of industries.

Cellular Provider T-Mobile is Upping the Ante With Stock

Some companies just naturally lead the pack in their industry when it comes to just about everything, and when it comes to cellular phone providers, T-Mobile is that leader. Despite being the 3rd largest of the top 4 nationwide cellular providers, it is topping satisfaction rankings for cellular users. The same company that brought cell phone users roll-over data plans, international roaming, and media streaming promotions, is now offering a stock incentive to new and existing primary account holders.

The Stock Up Promotion

One free share of common stock is being offered to all customers with primary accounts. It is tax free and can be obtained from June 7-21 via Loyal3, the online brokerage firm. More than 11 million users are eligible to receive the one share of stock that was over $41 in value in early June. The company is purchasing its own shares on the open market to give away, instead of diluting the value of existing stock by issuing more.

Another aspect of the T-Mobile promotion is stock in exchange for customer referrals. Account holders earn one share of common stock for every referral, up to a maximum of 100 shares annually. If an account holder has been a customer for 5 years or more, they receive two shares of common stock per referral until the end of 2017.

The promotion known as “Stock Up” is a part of an aggressive Un-carrier marketing strategy by the company. It wants to increase awareness of the fact that it offers more flexibility on data usage than any other company. It has even added freebies for T-Mobile travelers who fly: access to iMessage, WhatsApp, Viber, and Google Hangouts from smartphones on domestic Gogo Wi-Fi flights, and an hour of free Wi-Fi.

And There’s More

T-Mobile also has an app that it is using to provide rewards to loyal customers. Every Tuesday, users can receive a surprise gift, a game, contests or a recurring gift. This promotion is not just for primary account holders. Every line gets the opportunity for rewards. Prizes include free pizzas from Domino’s, Fandango movie tickets, and entry into contests for exotic trips and shopping sprees.

With approximately 30 million lines, T-Mobile is definitely taking customer appreciation to a level unheard of in most industries.