2013: The Connected Year

According to ABI Research, 2013 was a year of increased connection, across media, platforms, and rooms. In the living room, there were 282.6 million set-top boxes sold, a 3.2% year over year increase, while mobile subscriptions, broadband subscribers, and wireless connectivity sets were up 5.8%, 6.1%, and 8.2% respectively. As well, smartphone sales were up 34.8%. The connected world is only continuing to develop, but if this trends report is any indication, we’re quickly hurtling towards a world of connected people, devices, and nations.