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Friday, May 01, 2015

Are Fitness Stats the 'Frequent-Flier Miles' of the Insurance Industry?

Lots of potential customers may be predisposed to the plan. Parks Associates' Wearables Research study found that 52 percent of the 8.5 million U.S. broadband households now planning to buy a smart watch will then use it to track their fitness activities. So why not share the good news and benefit?

The company estimates that a 45-year-old couple of average health buying Protection UL (universal life) policies of $500,000 each could save more than $25,000 on their premiums by ...read more

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Will Apple Pay be Mobile Pay's Kick-Start?

Apple Pay is in line with the Apple playbook, said Jennifer Kent, director of research at Dallas-based Parks Associates. “Let others test it and let it mature a bit, then get the right partners and launch it with big marketing behind it.”

From the article "Will Apple Pay be Mobile Pay's Kick-Start?" by Maria Halkias.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wearable Devices Are Unlikely to be Big Sellers, Analysts Say

Still, amid signs of a slowdown in smartphone sales and pressure to come up with the next big thing, tech companies are jumping on the wearable tech trend. Many analysts expect Apple, Google and Samsung will roll out wearable tech products in the next 12 months.

But Parks Associates analyst Harry Wang predicts that at best, smartwatch sales will top out at about 120 million around 2018 — a far cry from smartphones and tablets. More than 1 billion smartphones and more than 19 ...read more

Monday, August 16, 2004

Worldwide Fixed WiMAX Subscribers to Surpass 7 Million in 2009

By the end of 2009, there will be more than seven million subscribers worldwide using broadband wireless services based on 802.16REVd technology, the fixed flavor of WiMAX, according to "Untethering Broadband: WiMAX, 802.20 and Others", a new report from Parks Associates.

On June 24, 2004, the IEEE approved 802.16REVd as IEEE 802.16-2004, and the final edited standard will be published in late July. The new standard should encourage further development and innovation in fixe ...read more

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Worldwide Fixed WiMAX Subscribers to Surpass 7 Million in 2009

"This standard is exciting news for the industry," said Yuanzhe (Michael) Cai, senior analyst at Parks Associates. "However, interoperability test and certification process both take time and on average carriers spend six months trialing new equipment, and therefore the market is unlikely to see volume commercial deployment until 2006.

From the article "Worldwide Fixed WiMAX Subscribers to Surpass 7 Million in 2009 " By News Release

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