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 ca

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2018-03-13

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 un...

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