China continues to make IPTV waves – 18m subscribers in 3Q12

Quarterly Television Monitoring
Published: 2012-10-09

There seems to be no slowing down for China’s IPTV market – yet. The country has the largest IPTV subscriber base in the world with over 17.9m customers – far surpassing France as the second largest IPTV market with 12.5m IPTV subscribers. Despite its considerable subscriber base, China’s IPTV customers represent only about 12% broadband household penetration – indicating that IPTV continues to show good potential for gro...

OTT mobile VoIP apps just got expensive

Innovations Spotlights
Published: 2012-10-09

Telcos are devising new subscription strategies to battle the increasing usage of mobile VoIP applications that has been threatening to take away revenues from main generators - voice and messaging services. Over-the-top (OTT) VoIP applications such as FaceTime, Kakao Talk, Skype, Viber and WhatsApp provide users a relatively cheaper alternative for traditional mobile voice and messaging services. In South Korea, the Kor...

Serbian mobile base declines for second consecutive quarter in 2Q12

Teleseeq Interactive Dataroom
Published: 2012-10-09

Mobile base in Serbia declined for the second consecutive quarter starting 1Q12, this time shedding off 28 ooo subscribers. Mobile penetration rate remained at the 141%-mark. The decrease in total mobile subscribers is attributed to the quarter-on-quarter decline of 105 000 prepaid subscribers in 2Q12. All three operators' respective prepaid subscribers shrunk, with MTS experiencing the largest quarter-on-quarter decline...

Cable model to gain ground in Western Europe fixed broadband market

Quarterly Broadband Monitoring
Published: 2012-10-09

At mid-2012, Western Europe registered around 132m fixed broadband subscribers, a 5% increase year-on-year. The increase is slower than in the previous years as the region is nearing saturation as it can be seen in markets such as Luxembourg and the Netherlands, that present already very high penetration rates per household (93.4% and 98.3% respectively). xDSL, the most popular service in the region in terms of subscript...

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