Western Europe to hit 80% penetration rate per household in 2017

Quarterly Broadband Monitoring Services (Western Europe)
Published: 2012-12-20

Fixed broadband penetration rate per household in Western Europe stood at around 73% (end-3Q12), a 2.6 percentage point increase YoY. This improvement is brought by continuous increase in fixed broadband subscriptions in the region. Currently, Western Europe posts nearly a 5% YoY growth in subscription mostly thanks to the accelerating take up of FTTx (+27% YoY) and cable modem (+10% YoY). Traditionally, The Netherlands a...

Social networking zooms into niche audiences

Innovation Database
Published: 2012-12-20

Social networking among specific type of audiences are gaining momentum in the market, as telecom operators and content providers launch social networking platforms that primarily address user’s very specific needs. Content provider WellFX, for instance, has deployed a secured cloud social platform, which provides patients an avenue to discuss ways on how to manage addiction and chronic conditions such as diabetes. Vodafo...

Telcos tap WhatsApp to drive subscriber ARPU in emerging markets

Innovations Database
Published: 2012-12-20

Telcos such as DiGi (Malaysia), Mobily (Saudi Arabia) and Reliance (India) launched a WhatsApp add-on package specific for prepaid subscribers. These add-on packages bundle mobile data with unlimited access to WhatsApp for a certain period of time (e.g. subscriptions for 5 days, weekly or monthly subscriptions) without any lock-in period. More than initiating and driving mobile data usage, telcos’ partnership with WhatsAp...

MVNOs reward customers

Innovations Database
Published: 2012-12-20

MVNOs reinforce customer loyalty by offering free top-ups and mobile data to subscribers. In a bid to improve customer retention, MVNOs such as Alon Cellular (Israel), Happy Movil (Spain) and Samba Mobile (UK) device new reward schemes to incentivise customers. MVNOs Happy Movil and Samba offer free mobile data to existing subscribers. Happy Movil rewards customers with 500MB free data for every EUR 20 top-up; while Samba...

UAE's fixed broadband market still expanding, expecting 12% CAAGR through 2017

Teleseeq Interactive Dataroom
Published: 2012-12-20

The only two players in UAE, incumbent Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) and alternative Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du) continue to increase fixed broadband base in the country to more than 76% household penetration rate in 2Q12. Etisalat already accounts for more than 81% of UAE’s fixed broadband base while the rest is represented by du. Etisalat serves as the primary player in the r...

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