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TMT Predictions 2023

This year’s 15 predictions, spanning 5 categories, highlight how trends in Technology, Media & Telecommunications may affect businesses and consumers worldwide.

From down here on Planet Earth to outer space and then on to the metaverse, today’s technologies are creating new tomorrows. Tech companies are leading the way in their climate commitments for a more sustainable world. Low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites continue to be launched, with concerns about collisions. Higher up in orbit, radiation-hardened chips are changing the high frontier. Virtual production could be the special effect for both today’s blockbuster movie and tomorrow’s metaverse. Explore these predictions and more to learn what’s next in technology, media, and telecommunications.

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Too congested before we’re connected? Broadband satellites will need to navigate a crowded sky

LEO satellites could bring high-speed internet to every corner of the world—if they can stay out of each other’s way. Fortunately, adjacent industries are gearing up to help.

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Accessible is possible: Introducing the US$99 5G smartphone

5G phones under US$100 are set to bring advanced wireless to consumers worldwide, with software, ads, and content sales providing the profits.

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5G’s promised land finally arrives: 5G standalone networks can transform enterprise connectivity

The coming migration to 5G standalone core networks is expected to allow for increased device density, reliability, and latency, opening the door to advanced enterprise applications.

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AI in chip design: Semiconductor companies are using AI to design better chips faster, cheaper, and more efficiently

Recent advances in machine learning are allowing chip companies to solve one of the biggest design problems ever: How do you arrange 100 billion transistors on one square inch?

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Supercharged semiconductors: Chips made of newer materials surge ahead, handling the volts that would fry silicon chips

Gallium nitride and silicon carbide semiconductors are gaining speed as high-voltage, high-power applications such as consumer electronics chargers and battery electric cars become more common.

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That's just rad! Radiation-hardened chips take space tech and nuclear energy to new heights

The next generation of rad-hard chips is helping bring devices used in high-radiation environments into the 21st century at last.

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Screens and media

Everyone’s watching: AVOD finds an increasingly receptive audience

AVOD’s appeal surges as price-conscious viewers become more willing to watch ads in exchange for discounted or free streaming video.

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Live sports: The next arena for the streaming wars

As streamers take a growing share of a thriving market, can they go the distance?

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Virtual production gets real: Bringing real-time visual effects onto the set

Digital tools and technologies are bringing virtual effects to physical sets and making production more flexible and cost-effective—freeing creativity from previous constraints.

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As seen in your feed: Shopping goes social, trending past US$1 trillion in annual sales

Propelled by social media influencers and digital-native consumers, social commerce is laying the groundwork for a broader shoppable media landscape.

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Will VR go from niche to mainstream? It all depends on compelling VR content

Applications that capitalize on virtual reality’s unique capabilities will be key to enabling VR to enjoy a significant growth rate.

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Battle for the enterprise edge: Providers prepare to pounce on the emerging enterprise edge computing market

Cloud, telco, equipment, and platform companies are vying for a share of enterprise investments in edge services and products that make computing faster, safer, and cheaper.

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Tech’s climate commitment: Organizational and personal impacts are pushing tech leaders toward faster climate action

The technology industry has set ambitious deadlines for achieving net-zero. Operational efficiencies, sustainable products, and tech innovations can help it get there.

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Mergers and acquisitions

Let’s make a deal—in gaming! Gaming M&A is growing on the back of consolidation, portfolio plays, and game tech

Video game companies, video streamers, and even hyperscalers pursue gaming M&A for talent, tech, and intellectual property to expand portfolios and quickly access new markets.

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TMT divestitures make a comeback: 2023 deal values in tech, media, and telecom may bounce back strongly

Many TMT companies are aiming to become smaller and more focused. Bottom-line pressure and high interest from private equity and venture capital firms can make it easier in 2023.

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