Telecommunication Insight

Telecoms Insight brings you analysis of regional trends, regulatory changes, projects and investments plus competitive intelligence on the growth strategies of leading companies in the sector

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Industry Trend Analysis - Video Drives Unlimited, But Connected Strategy Still Necessary - NOV 2016

Americas September 2016 / United States / Industry

The recent return of unlimited plans in the US wireless market highlights the strong demand for mobile video services. Despite coming with caveats, these unlimited plans offer short-term benefits to carriers as they focus on smartphone usage, but operators must still think about a full connected strategy in the longer-term.


Industry Trend Analysis - CMC Deal To Accelerate Adoption Of Paid Services - OCT 2016

Asia September 2016 / China / Industry

Through its stake in CMC, Tencent will gain the dominant position in music streaming. This will not only expand its digital content and user base, but also support the adoption of a paid subscription model to boost revenue growth.


Company Trend Analysis - Abolishment Of Minimum Price Not A Game Changer - NOV 2016

Emerging Europe September 2016 / Turkey / Industry

ICTA's decision to abolish minimum price regulations on voice and SMS for Turkcell will not give the operator any advantage, as voice services are already competitive. We believe the best opportunities lie in stimulating greater engagement with advanced services and upgrading users onto more advanced technologies.


Industry Trend Analysis - Sub-Saharan Africa: Strong Opportunities For 4G Development, But Monetisation To Remain Elusive - NOV 2016

Middle East & Africa September 2016 / Ghana / Industry

In theory, Low penetration of mobile voice and data services in SSA offers strong growth opportunities, but we believe the majority of 4G developments will be concentrated in more developed and rapidly growing telecom markets such as South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania. Throughout the five years to 2020, high industry risks compounded by macro challenges, political uncertainty and unsupportive telecoms regulations will continue to present challenges for SSA operators, weighing on our optimistic outlook for the development and monetisation of 4G.


Company Trend Analysis - Implications Of The 3/Wind Approval - NOV 2016

Western Europe September 2016 / Italy / Companies

The European Commission created "four-to-four" consolidation with its approval of the 3/Wind joint-venture. The entry of Iliad means the mobile market will retain four operators, as per the EC's preference, a positive for disruption. Italy remains an attractive market because it lags behind its regional peers, with strong catch-up opportunities.