About Deloitte’s TMT Predictions

This 16th edition of Deloitte's Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions presents a fascinating array of trends, each developing at its own momentum, which will impact UK businesses in 2017 and beyond. Knowing what will come next in tech, media and telco trends has become a key competitive differentiator and can give your business a leading edge. Our endeavour is to provide a considered point of view on key industry trends.

This year's TMT Predictions introduces a number of changes. For the first time we are including all three sectors together, and not splitting them, as we had done in previous years. This reflects TMT’s evolution: with every year the overlap between these sectors has become greater, and multiple predictions are relevant to more than one sector. We have also included medium term predictions, looking out into the next decade.

The 2017 TMT Predictions looks at the use indoor navigation, the deployment of 5G, the rise of vinyl and the introduction of automatic emergency braking. Each will have an impact on both enterprise business models and consumer experience alike.

Other Deloitte TMT insight

Mobile Consumer Survey 2016

Smartphone penetration is approaching a peak, just nine years after the launch of the first full touchscreen smartphone. No other personal device has had the same commercial and societal impact as the smartphone, and no other device seems likely to. However, as the base nears a plateau, relentless innovation continues at device and network levels, leading to exciting times.

Read about UK consumer’s attitudes to and usage of mobile technologies and devices.

Media Metrics 2016

Combined revenue for the top 100 UK media companies is more than £87bn, up 21% from 2011. We’ve identified the top 100 UK media companies and examined their performance to provide a snapshot of the UK media market today.

Read the five-year financial performance of the largest UK media organisations and the main trends and issues facing the industry.

TMT Predictions 2016

The last 15 years have been a golden era for innovation: multiple TMT products and services that we now take for granted were niche or non-existent back then.

Last year, we predicted that the used smartphone market would surpass £12 billion in trade-in value and that mobile would become the biggest games platform in 2016, overtaking console and PC. We also discussed Virtual Reality headsets, Ad Blockers, Touch Commerce and Voice over WiFi.

Read about these and our other predictions that we felt were most pertinent to UK businesses in 2016.