Telecom Strategies & Trends

Telecom Strategies & Trends

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Internet access in Germany: increasingly competitive market situation for high bandwidths

Published: 2017-09-08

Considering the expanding fibre and DIA infrastructure and some of the providers’ aggressive marketing strategies as well as the fact that cable network providers offer increasingly high bandwidth solutions for comparatively low prices, we expect the price pressure to remain intense for Internet access products in the future. Furthermore, there will be a trend towards increasingly high bandw...

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NB-IoT commitments in Germany

Published: 2017-09-06

An overview on the current situation of NB-IoT in Germany is provided.

All three mobile carriers have opted for NB-IoT so far. The article summarises their strategies and recent approaches.

As first actor, Deutsche Telekom has recently launched a starter pack to enable the test of possible applications for interested business customers. The remaining carriers are still on the level of launching...

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Original content is king? - Pay TV players explore opportunity in originally produced content

Published: 2017-09-06

The article discusses the traditional pay TV players’ (CaTV, IPTV and satellite TV) original content production strategies. The article tackles the drivers and motivations of traditional pay TV players to venture into original content creation, the trends observed and how pay TV players realise production of own content. For the purpose of this article, original content production means that...

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Cloud LAN and WLAN solutions as next generation network management for large enterprise customers

Published: 2017-08-07

Starting 2016, global managed service providers like BT Global Services, Computacenter, Dimension Data and the likes have started to offer standard managed network services based on cloud LAN and WLAN for large enterprise or multi-national customers. Most offers are based on Cisco Meraki, Aruba or Aerohive and apart from centralising the network management on a cloud-based dashboard, the whole man...

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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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