Telecom Strategies & Trends

Telecom Strategies & Trends

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Brazilian pay TV market cools down as SVoD heats up the competition

Published: 2017-12-22

In the short run we expect that the Brazilian pay TV market will continue to decline along with the contraction in the economy. Indeed video OTT in the form of SVoD will remain a compelling alternative for price-sensitive customers. But we also expect thus that the overall pay TV market will become more dynamic and competitive with new SVoD entrants. As in the Western European market, we may see s...

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uCPE and VNFs within SD-WAN

Published: 2017-12-18

A uCPE and VNFs approach and ecosystem is now seen as a key part of most SD-WAN offers. Although many aspects are still complex and in development, we can expect many new offers and innovations during 2018 and 2019.

Carriers are very unlikely in the medium term to use enterprises' own x86 servers, and indeed their focus is on using SD-WAN vendors' own boxes, or else grey boxes of key internatio...

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SD-WAN and impact on managed services

Published: 2017-12-08

Even with SD-WAN, fully managed services, including local access, uCPE and the management of most features, are likely to stay the most important option at least over the next years, and most certainly in EMEA. On the other hand, US companies are typically much more open towards self-management on portals as well as managed uCPE, and basically DIY SD-WAN in general, although even in the US fully m...

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Fixed broadband in BRICS: Brazil and India calibrate their national broadband targets

Published: 2017-12-01

InfoCom expects fixed broadband subscriptions in BRICS to sustain its growth momentum in the next few years, mainly propelled by the active network deployments especially fibre optics. We expect South Africa and India to lead in terms of growth in this segment, mainly because their subscriptions are coming from a relatively low base compared with the other markets. However, in terms of fibre netwo...

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FWaaS: positioned mainly as an onsite firewall replacement, SD-WAN an opportunity or a threat

Published: 2017-11-21

Overall, SD-WAN is still an emerging approach that keeps on evolving. Telecom carriers are only starting to launch their own commercial offers in this space and adoption among enterprises is still low. As part of their initiatives, carriers can consider integrating Zscaler, or other cloud FWaaS providers, in their own SD-WAN service deployments, especially to provide low-cost basic security for sm...

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Drone sector: new opportunities for telecom carriers

Published: 2017-11-16

Overall, telecom carriers not wanting to reduce their business to the simple provision of connectivity may find a large variety of opportunities from the drone sector. As many business sectors are concerned and many future applications are still mere concepts or ideas, contacts and co-operations with start-ups in the IoT and M2M sector will certainly be necessary for telecom carriers to combine th...

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FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) as broadband alternative: on the whole few clearly dedicated offers and limited success

Published: 2017-10-19

We expect for the future more LTE data-only price plans with stationary routers for the home (or office), but not necessarily with a clear FWA marketing. So we just expect various data-only price plans with an increasingly large range of various devices to cover various usage scenarios: very small and mobile USB sticks, larger and more performing but still portable routers (so called "pocket&...

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Tight competition and regulation limit MVNOs' presence and growth in the Middle East

Published: 2017-10-17

This article explores the presence and development of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in the Middle East between 2014 up to September 2017. In this article, the Middle East region covers the following 16 countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen. Generally, we observed t...

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