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Mobile operators in Malaysia and Thailand actively use number portability for subscriber acquisition

Published: 2017-07-24

This article focuses on some examples of subscriber acquisition offers of selected mobile operators, especially in Malaysia and Thailand where mobile number portability (MNP) is possible. We first provide an overview of the mobile markets in key Asia Pacific countries (i.e. Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, otherwise known as “ASEAN 6 majors”) and t...

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SIP trunking encryption: growing interest and relevance...if not revenues?

Published: 2017-07-19

There is some increasing interest and an increasing number of encryption offers, or plans to offer encryption, around SIP trunking. Nonetheless, willingness to pay for encryption is not very high and encryption is not seen as really critical. Besides, some technical and legal complications exist. One major limitation is that encryption is never possible across various networks and carriers. Finall...

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Mobile broadband in the EU: overall growth winding down?

Published: 2017-07-14

InfoCom believes that mobile broadband in general will continue to grow albeit more slowly in the next two to three years as we believe that the growth factors will outweigh the deterrent factors identified. In particular, the increasing LTE network coverage and commercialisation of fixed-mobile bonding (i.e. DSL-LTE bonding) services could potentially stabilise or even propel mobile broadband gro...

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Cameroon goes full throttle in mobile Internet adoption with active 3G and 4G network deployments

Published: 2017-07-04

This article explores the development of Cameroon’s mobile segment between 2012 and June 2017. We first present a short socio-economic background of the country followed by an overview of the telecommunications sector (i.e. fixed telephony, fixed broadband and mobile). We then zoom into the mobile segment and discuss the latest strategies employed by the operators in offering mobile services...

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Cloud connect: cloud services drive the need for specific connections with bandwidth and pricing flexibility

Published: 2017-07-03

In terms of connection to cloud services, apart for small single-site SMBs who will still use their Internet connection to access cloud services, we expect most other companies to use increasingly both L2 Ethernet and L3 IP VPN, with possibly Ethernet growing slightly faster, for latency and cost reasons, than L3 IP VPN.

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Cashless is more: an overview of proximity mobile payments in selected Southeast Asian Markets

Published: 2017-04-12

The popularity of smartphones has given birth to a gamut of mobile-based services with mobile payment services among them. However, in many markets, particularly in Asia, mobile payment has yet to take off since many still prefer transactions in cash. The large proportion of unbanked population in emerging Asian markets and the additional cost on the side of the merchants hinder its adoption. Whil...

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Top-10 VoIP markets: growth opportunities in IP migration and enterprise market

Published: 2017-02-20

Advanced markets continue to dominate the list led by the US (top-1 with about 60.9m VoIP subscribers), Japan (top-2) and France (top-3) – occupying eight (Germany at 5th , South Korea at 6th, the Netherlands at 8th, the UK at 9th and lastly Canada at 10th with 4.7m VoIP subscribers) of the ten spots. The only emerging markets that managed to gain a spot and remain on the list are Brazil (to...

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Media market in Germany: trend to IP and increasing bandwidth

Published: 2017-02-06

In general, two main trends are evident in the media market: the first is IP/Ethernet and the second increasing bandwidth. The trend towards IP is already happening with SDI and ASI via IP in media transmissions. The trend towards IPTV or web TV and Internet streaming offers will further boost the general trend towards IP transmissions. For its part, the increase in bandwidth requirement results o...

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