Fixed line loss expected to continue in Eastern Europe

Quarterly Line Loss Monitoring
Published: 2012-09-27

Incumbents in the following countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia all showed fixed line erosion this quarter. In 2Q12, the aforementioned incumbents in the region posted around 14.7m fixed lines from 16.1m from last year (9% YoY). TPSA (Poland) continued to decline in fixed line connections at around 16% YoY with 4.5m lines this quarter. On the oth...

Mobile market in Serbia fares better quarter-on-quarter

Source: Teleseeq
Published: 2012-09-27

Serbian mobile base has already reached 142% penetration rate in 2Q12 to more than 10.3 m. Prepaid subscribers declined by only 42 000 in 2Q12 relative to the past two quarters were the average decline was at 90 000. On the other hand, postpaid continued to grow, albeit at a slower pace, by around 75 000 QoQ to around 3.7 m. Average revenue per user (ARPU) figures are also slightly better as compared to the last quarter ...

Canada to have more fibre–based services

Quarterly Broadband Monitoring
Published: 2012-09-27

Canada’s fibre broadband market is experiencing a brisk movement as two of its providers announced new offers in fibre-based Internet services. On August 10, regional operator SaskTel launched ‘InfiNET’, an FTTP broadband service. The offer enables consumers to have very fast connection with around 200Mbps/60Mbps speed. The launch is part of the provider’s seven-year plan to deploy fibre in the operator’s home province, S...

Top–10 Broadband Peers still dominate Top-10 Broadband provider ranking

Top-10 Quarterly Monitoring
Published: 2012-09-27

Companies in this quarter’s Top-10 Total Broadband provider study were able to retain their respective position on a QoQ basis. In 2Q12, MI&IT China Group continued to dominate the ranking by registering 148.8 m proportionate fixed broadband subscribers. Coming in at 2nd place is Telefonica Group with 24.1 m subscribers, still retaining its position even after disposing its entire Zon Multimedia stake this quarter. NT...

Liberty Global banks on mobile services to end falling CaTV subscriber base in Europe

Quarterly Television Monitoring
Published: 2012-09-27

Due to the mature CaTV market in Europe and strong competition in the market overall, Liberty Global Inc. (LGI, UPC parent) has been experiencing continuous decline in CaTV subscriptions in the region. In 2Q12, CaTV subscriber numbers dropped by about 38 000 quarter-on-quarter to reach 17.3m. To mitigate falling base, some UPC subsidiaries have launched or are planning to launch mobile services to keep existing customers....

InfoCom unveils own IP routing as strongest driver for L2 Ethernet VPN across all markets

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Published: 2012-09-26

Data privacy and security as main customers’ concerns — Transparency and flexibility to manage multiple VLANs also seen as significant advantages — Demand driven by com-panies in media, financial and public sectors.

Stuttgart, Germany — The main reason, by far, for corporate users to choose an L2 Ethernet VPN is the wish to control L3 IP routing and thus to separate clearly the own IP routing from the one of the provider. Most service providers and vendors view this as the main driver for L2 Ethernet VPN. This is what results by a recent study carried out by InfoCom in order to investi-gate the market potential of Layer 2 Ethernet VP...

InfoCom foresees migration effect in providers cloud service revenue-mix to 2017

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Published: 2012-09-18

IaaS sees as the cloud service that best complements current offers — Cloud services to contribute to competitive strength thanks to the strategically important benefits provided to enterprise customers.

Stuttgart, Germany — In the effort to ease competitive pressure and the necessity to support growth, telecom providers seek high flexibility and scalability in providing services. However, data centre setups are often complex and unable to adapt quickly to customers’ demand. Cloud services, mainly outsourced private cloud and public cloud services, have the potential to act as “diversifiers” for providers’ portfolios and ...

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