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Industry Trend Analysis - Dig Once Positive But Details Crucial - MAY 2017

Americas March 2017 / United States / Industry

Passage of Dig Once will positive for fibre investment in the US, as it would reduce the cost of rolling out advanced networks in the country. However, details will be crucial to ensure that it also benefits competition, and not just one provider in each market.

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Industry Trend Analysis - KT/LG Uplus Alliance To Challenge SK Telecom In IoT - MAY 2017

Asia March 2017 / South Korea / Companies

KT and LG Plus are strengthening their alliance in content, IoT and AI as competition increases with market leader SK Telecom. Joining forces will enable them to gain market share in 2017.

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Company Trend Analysis - Brexit To Weigh On FreedomPop's New 'Freemium' Model - MAY 2017

Emerging Europe March 2017 / Europe / Companies

FreedomPop's new low-cost, Wi-Fi centric own-brand phone will help it stand out in the UK's crowded MVNO market and win budget-conscious customers. While its freemium model is not new, it does place additional downside risks on margins as the threat of higher roaming costs with EU states becomes more tangible.

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Industry Trend Analysis - 4G, Fibre Investments Offer Little Upside Amidst Challenging Macro Outlook - MAY 2017

Middle East & Africa March 2017 / Congo / Industry

Increased regulatory and investment focus on mobile and wireline broadband infrastructures would improve the attractiveness of the DRC's telecoms market for existing players. The challenging economic, social and consumer landscapes mean there will still be little to commend the market to potential new investors outside the services sector.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Innovation As Important As Competition For UK Broadband Market - MAY 2017

Western Europe March 2017 / United Kingdom / Industry

Legal separation will not have much influence on the availability of fibre services in the UK market. While competition may be strengthened, it will be on more basic technologies, as the new regulatory framework still does not give Openreach much incentive to lay off copper and focus on fibre.

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