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Company Trend Analysis - Verizon Goes Unlimited As Network Advantage Not Sufficient - APR 2017

Americas March 2017 / United States / Industry

Verizon finally offering unlimited data plans is the clearest indication of its recent struggles in the market, where it has underperformed. Its focus on network quality is not sufficient, as rivals have caught up and competition is now based on services rather than the quality of infrastructure, when there is little differentiation in the latter.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Government Efforts To Boost Fintech Development - APR 2017

Asia March 2017 / Singapore / Industry

Singapore's strong ICT fundamentals and the establishment of government regulations aimed at growth will facilitate the development of fintech in the economy over the longer-term. In addition, Singapore's status as a regional banking hub makes the city-state more attractive for start-ups looking to enter the region, lending further support for growth.

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Industry Trend Analysis - RCS&RDS Not Likeliest Buyer For Telekom Romania Mobile - APR 2017

Emerging Europe March 2017 / Romania / Companies

Breaking up and selling Telekom Romania will be a quick-fix solution to Deutsche Telekom's exposure to the Greek financial crisis, benefiting Orange and RCD&RDS. The latter would need to offload duplicated mobile assets, providing an opportunity for a new player, but risk-averse new entrants will be hard to come by.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Original Content Key To Zain/Iflix Joint-Venture Success - APR 2017

Middle East & Africa March 2017 / Middle East / Companies

The joint-venture between Zain and Iflix mirrors what has been happening in other regions, as operators have targeted content to offset declines in their legacy businesses. The partnership will be beneficial for both actors, as Zain can leverage high data demand across its footprint, and Iflix looks to compete against both Netflix and Amazon Prime, which are available globally. Original local content will be key to the service's success.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Sigfox/Telef?nica Deal Confirms View - APR 2017

Western Europe March 2017 / Global / Industry

The deal between Sigfox and Telef?nica confirms two of our core IoT views. The first is that Sigfox needs scale to become the global leader within the LPWA segment. The second is that operators will elect different IoT strategies, with Telef?nica choosing to include multiple technologies in order to provide the widest range of services possible.

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