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Industry Trend Analysis - Little Known About Trump's TMT Ambitions - JAN 2017

Americas November 2016 / United States / Industry

Even though Donald Trump has said very little regarding his policy positions on the TMT sector, a change of perspective around many topics is likely. They include net neutrality, mergers and acquisitions, the power of Silicon Valley and the relationship between mass surveillance and privacy.

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Industry Trend Analysis - China's New Cybersecurity Law: Cementing Data Sovereignty - JAN 2017

Asia November 2016 / China / Industry

China's new Cybersecurity Law cements the government's goals to preserve data sovereignty and will ensure Chinese dominance in the cloud computing and datacentre space. A boost for the domestic datacentre market, it will however be a burden for businesses which will need to comply with both data residence requirements and security assessment procedures.

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Company Trend Analysis - Content Investments To Unlock UPC's Quad-Play Growth Opportunity - JAN 2017

Emerging Europe November 2016 / Europe / Companies

Robust mobile subscription growth and rising triple-play adoption show that LGI can better achieve its quad-play ambitions through MVNO agreements rather than acquisitions. However, quad-play will be ARPU-dilutive and news that LGI will make selective investments in original content is welcomed as a means of adding value to its business.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Intense Competition Limits MTN's MVNO Opportunity - JAN 2017

Middle East & Africa November 2016 / South Africa / Industry

MTN is reportedly considering hosting MVNOs on its network, focusing on postpaid subscribers. While we do not envision market dynamics changing significantly in the overcrowded MVNO market, opportunities remain in more niche markets such as insurance, financial services, enterprises, ethnic and religious groups.

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Company Trend Analysis - IoT Key To European Towercos' Diversification Strategies - JAN 2017

Western Europe November 2016 / Italy / Companies

Tower companies must look beyond their traditional mobile-orientated addressable market if they are to ensure continued and sustainable commercial growth. Italy-based Inwit and EI Towers' success in securing small cells and IoT rollout partnerships demonstrate how players' business models can adapt.

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