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Company Trend Analysis - Telecom Argentina-Cablevisi?n Merger To Force Rivals' Hands - SEPT 2017

Americas July 2017 / Argentina / Companies

As Telecom Argentina absorbs the largest cable player nationally, rivals Telef?nica and Claro need to consider aggressive consolidation strategies if they want to keep pace in rolling out converged services from early 2018. Nevertheless, as the future of pay-TV shifts towards fibre and IPTV platforms, operators should avoid distracting themselves from the end target.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Network Investment To Support U Mobile's Expansion - SEPT 2017

Asia July 2017 / Malaysia / Companies

U Mobile's decision to stop using Maxis' network capacity signals a greater focus on expanding its own network and gearing up to gain market share amidst intense competition. Coupled with its new spectrum allocation and more aggressive pricing, U Mobile could cannibalise existing user bases and make quicker gains than previously anticipated.

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Industry Trend Analysis - LTE Tracker: Europe Still Lagging Behind - AUG 2017

Emerging Europe June 2017 / Global / Industry

Our first edition of the LTE Tracker highlights that while LTE remains a developed markets technology, Europe is lagging behind its peers. The UK is an exception, because, as in the US, an operator has driven the technology and led the market. This has been lacking elsewhere, a clear hindrance to demand.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Higher Industry Risks From State Infrastructure Consolidation - SEPT 2017

Middle East & Africa July 2017 / South Africa / Companies

Pooling state-owned broadband infrastructure to ensure better targeted rural investment is a laudable goal, but proposals to merge two state-owned players seem more politically- than commercially-motivated. Increased Industry Risk would be seen as the state would tighten its grip on key resources as it lacks the expertise to fully exploit this opportunity.

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Industry Trend Analysis - CityFibre's Limited Scale Weighs On Full Fibre Roll-Out - SEPT 2017

Western Europe July 2017 / United Kingdom / Industry

CityFibre's expanded investment will only drive a limited amount of competition, as the company lacks the scale and funding to be a nationwide player. A full fibre strategy would require a company large enough to be making these investments, as well as strong backing from policymakers.

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