For this month’s Hot Topics Interview, we spoke with Adrian Baschnonga, EY’s Lead Analyst, Global Telecommunications about shifting trends, consumer attitudes towards connectivity and content in the home and – crucially – what this means for TMT companies.
EY’s annual survey of 2,500 UK households explores consumer attitudes and habits towards technology, media and entertainment and telecommunications (TMT) products and services in the home. This year’s research reveals a number of fascinating findings, highlighting both the opportunities and challenges facing TMT providers in the digital home.
According to the report, half of all 25-34 year olds are actively seeking time away from their smartphones and other internet-enabled devices, compared to 43% of all households. As concerns of the impact of technology on everyday life increase, the survey also finds that heavy internet use is decreasing in the 25-34 year old age group with only 25% spending 30 or more hours online per week, down from 30% in 2017’s report, and compared to 28% of all households this year.
Watch the interview and download the report to find out more.