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Industry Trend Analysis - Telecoms Reforms To Spur Market Development - MAR 2018

Americas January 2018 / Nicaragua / Industry

Updated telecoms legislation would help the mobile market to develop as it would provide better competition and lower prices. Furthermore, the reforms could set a framework for the entry of MVNOs in the future, developing more advanced services in the long-term.


Industry Trend Analysis - RCom's Mobile Market Exit Is Jio's Gain - MAR 2018

Asia January 2018 / India / Companies

Jio snapping up RCom's mobile assets is positive for the latter, allowing it to focus solely on its profit-making enterprise solutions business. New merger activity in India's mobile market is now expected to be few and far between, with operators now switching their focus to completing existing deals in order to compete against disruptor Jio.


Industry Trend Analysis - M&A Picking Up In Europe - MAR 2018

Emerging Europe January 2018 / Europe / Companies

Operators in Europe are looking to consolidate their positions, either by becoming fully converged players, or by exiting non-core markets. While we do not expect any major regulatory issues with three deals announced in December 2017, it still remains a risk in the region.


Industry Trend Analysis - Safaricom?s Dominance To Grow Unchecked - MAR 2018

Middle East & Africa January 2018 / Kenya / Industry

We believe Safaricom?s dominance of telecoms and mobile money services will continue to limit other operators? ventures in the Kenyan telecoms market. The regulator must find other ways to encourage competition, while we believe other operators will focus on VAS rather than compete directly with Safaricom.


Industry Trend Analysis - Digital Transformation Behind Tech Deals - MAR 2018

Western Europe January 2018 / Global / Companies

The threat of digital disruptors is the key reason for recent deals in the tech and media spaces. Legacy companies want to make sure they can still compete with these new players, while they are also looking to add more capabilities in order to enter new markets.