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Company Trend Analysis - Fox Looks For Control And Scale With Sky Deal - FEB 2017

Americas January 2017 / Europe / Companies

Fox's second attempt to buy Sky is way to get more control and scale in an ever-changing content landscape. The global ambitions of both Netflix and Amazon make it imperative that the market will consolidate, even as content rights continue to remain national.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Competition From TPG To Accelerate Customer Service Focus - FEB 2017

Asia January 2017 / Singapore / Industry

TPG Telecom's entrance in Singapore's market as the fourth mobile operator will bring welcomed competition to the city-state's mature telecoms market. The impact will be gradual, steering operators towards more focus on customer services and providing a boost to Singapore's smart nation agenda.

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Company Trend Analysis - Strato Deal Buys United Internet Time In A Crowded Market - FEB 2017

Emerging Europe January 2017 / Europe / Companies

Warburg Pincus' investment and the purchase of Strato will give United Internet the scale it needs to compete more effectively in Europe's managed hosting services market. The deal is a less expensive alternative to buying HEG but, as Deutsche Telekom's decision to sell Strato implies, the enlarged business will still be operating in a challenging, crowded market.

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Company Trend Analysis - IoT Connections Drive Accelerating Mobile Growth - FEB 2017

Middle East & Africa January 2017 / United Arab Emirates / Industry

The significant uptick in mobile subscriptions growth in the UAE is likely a result of take-up of more connected devices - homes, cars, tablets and enterprise M2M - on the back of operators' investments into IoT networks and portfolios. We have upgraded our forecasts to reflect this demand, but we see bundling multiple connections into a single postpaid subscription as a key strategy for mobile operators globally, which would impact on our subscriptions and ARPU forecasts if implemented by Emirati operators.

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Company Trend Analysis - TIMvision Spin-Off Both Offensive And Defensive - FEB 2017

Western Europe January 2017 / Italy / Industry

The move to spin off TIMvision is both offensive and defensive. TIM wants to put premium content at the centre of its strategy, a trend we have highlighted in several markets. It is also under pressure from a change in the market structure, with Enel rolling out its wholesale fibre network and Iliad entering following the merger of 3 and WIND.

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