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The SD-WAN Summit 2018: a confirmed success

Press Release
Published: 2018-10-05

SD WAN Summit 2018 • September 26th – 28th, 2018 • Novotel Convention & Spa, Paris The SD-WAN ecosystem and market keep on growing over the years. So does the SD-WAN Summit! The third edition of the Summit c...

MI&IT China still leads, while Charter Communications grows the fastest as per InfoCom’s top-10 fixed broadband groups for 2Q18

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2018-09-10

Based on InfoCom’s quarterly monitoring of top-10 fixed broadband groups for 2Q18, Charter Communications posted the fastest growth among the groups which was mainly attributed to its continued network expansion and improvements. In particular, the group’s DOCSIS 3.1 coverage has been extended during the period, making the availability of its “Spectrum Internet Gig” service to roughly 60% of its network covered areas – j...

Nigerian mobile market seen to rebound despite intense regulatory pressure. Here’s why

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2018-09-03

Mobile penetration in Nigeria went down to around 77% ( - 7 p.p.YoY) mainly due to the continuing effect of the mandatory SIM card registration alongside the new regulation focusing on SIM registrations in fixed settlements starting 2017. Nonetheless, both Airtel and Globacom managed to somehow mitigate the impact as they continued to improve and launch new features. In particular, the former doubled the data allowance i...

Belgian telcos turn to convergent services as market regulation and saturation temper growth prospects

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2018-08-22

As per InfoCom’s quarterly consumer and business monitoring, Belgium had more than 4m and roughly 12m fixed broadband and mobile subscriptions, respectively. For this period, fixed broadband sustained its growth trajectory, while mobile subscriptions contracted by 13% YoY as attributed to the high prepaid churn. The ongoing SIM card registration alongside prepaid to postpaid migration still served as the main culprits fo...

Iraq’s mobile market slightly recovers in 2017. Here’s why

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2018-08-09

The Iraqi telecommunications market continued to grow due to a relatively improving economic environment compared to the previous years. In the mobile segment, InfoCom noted that operators expanded and upgraded further their network coverage and launched new offerings which helped improve subscription take-up by nearly 11% YoY in 2017. For instance, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has been partnering with Zain...

German fixed broadband subscriptions expand further as take-up of FTTP and cable broadband (DOCSIS 3.0/3.1) accelerates in 1Q18

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2018-08-03

Germany registered a total of 33.6m fixed broadband subscriptions as of end-1Q18 (+4.1% YoY). The growth was driven by the uptake of high-speed broadband services (e.g. FTTP and DOCSIS 3.0/3.1), resulting in a 33.8% YoY growth in FTTP subscriptions, and 6.8% YoY growth in cable modem. The series of network upgrades and fibre network expansions positively affected the fixed broadband development in the country. For instanc...

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