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Hefty subscription discounts on FTTP services further drive fixed broadband uptake in Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia in 4Q17

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2018-04-12

As of end-2017, the InfoCom-covered markets in the Eastern European region had more than 51m (+7% YoY) fixed broadband connections – stemming mainly from the upsurge of FTTP (+15% YoY) subscriptions, especially in Serbia, Montenegro, and Croatia. Generally, the growth in FTTP connections was linked to the increasing popularity of FTTP-based packages, propelled mainly by the aggressive discount offers implemented by some l...

Video OTT in Brazil is gaining as Netflix’s popularity soars

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2018-03-20

Netflix has been blamed as one of the culprits for the declining traditional pay TV customer base and probably rightly so as unofficial numbers place the number of Brazil’s Netflix subscriptions at between 5m to 6m – already about 30% of the entire Western European Netflix base (estimated at 18.6m at end-2016). As per InfoCom’s analysis, Netflix’s pricing is very competitive and cheaper than what the traditional pay TV p...

Mergers and acquisitions shake-up Austria’s telecommunications market

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2018-03-15

In December 2017, Liberty Global announced that it has agreed to sell its Austrian subsidiary (UPC Austria) to Deutsche Telekom’s (DT) T-Mobile Austria, for EUR 1.9bn (around USD 2bn). Though the transaction is still subject for the regulatory scrutiny, InfoCom believes that the said merger will intensify further the competition in the Austrian telecommunications market once approved. The said acquisition came on the heel...

Spain and Italy improve on fixed voice traffic due to refreshed bundled offers that include unlimited calls to mobile

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2018-02-07

As per InfoCom’s quarterly fixed voice traffic monitoring, the Western European region closed 3Q17 with roughly 97bn minutes of calls (-9% YoY), since all monitored markets exhibited lower fixed voice usage during the period. Among the markets covered, both Italy and Spain managed to improve their voice traffic trend primarily due to the popularity of bundled offers with unlimited calls to fixed line (some even offer unli...

FTTH APAC Conference 2018 is the ultimate meeting point for all companies active in the Asia-Pacific telecoms market

Press Release
Published: 2018-02-07

FTTH APAC Conference, Manila Philippines • 8th-10th May 2018 The FTTH APAC Conference 2018 is the ultimate meeting point for all companies active in the Asia-Pacific telecoms market. With more than 600 senior executiv...

Portugal leads Western Europe region in fixed broadband subscriptions fuelled by the popularity of convergent offers

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2018-01-16

As per InfoCom’s quarterly fixed broadband monitoring in Western Europe, the total fixed broadband subscriptions at end-3Q17 reached 152m – 3% YoY. Almost all of the markets monitored exhibited growth, except Finland (at -0.5% YoY). On the other hand, Portugal led the region with the fastest fixed broadband subscription development (+5% YoY) – partially attributed to the popularity of convergent offers (e.g. M40, M40 Giga...

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