This article presents the development of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) in Bulgaria, Hungary and Poland as these three countries, though different in MVNO take up, have the highest number of MVNOs in Eastern Europe. These countries also represent some of the key trends in MVNO strategies in the region, with the no-frills strategy in Bulgaria and Poland, data focus in Hungary and VAS- ori...
An invention or idea becomes valuable if a product or service is built or developed using this. Moreover, these inventions and ideas can also become an intangible asset once patented. Patented inventions are more valuable since assignees or patent owners have an exclusive ownership and rights on the patent. Another company or individual is not allowed to use the said patent without permission from...
In 2015 China should be overall the third largest telecom market in the world, well after the US but quite close to Japan.
In broadband access through 2015, cable modem is seen to increase with the highest CAAGR (6%) among the three broadband access technologies along with the continued increase in CaTV household penetration. Operators will further deploy their DSL infrastructure in the ...
Residential FMC is part of many operators' strategy. Common statements refer to "connected home", "integrated services", "content/Internet everywhere" etc. However, there are in reality few concrete offers so far. Most commercial services are based on product bundling (for instance, offering mobile voice and/or broadband as an option to fixed broadband), whereas few truly convergent concepts made ...
This article is based on InfoCom's Telecom Innovations - Services & Products, a service which monitors innovative ideas launched worldwide and provides monthly highlights "Innovations Spotlights" on the most interesting products and services recently launched in the telecom, IT and media industries. This article provides an overview of innovations introduced in the period from January 2010 to June...
Market overview: difficulties in defining and classifying of CaTV operators
CaTV operators: many small CaTV providers
New products: increasing number of triple play offers
Digitisation: low digitisation rate in German CaTV households
Encryption: uncertain to which extent encryption will be allowed and accepted
Own online community: pros and cons
Yes to develop online presence and interaction possibilities, but often no to own online community.
Presence on Facebook: pros and cons Some real advantages but some real drawbacks too
Conclusion: online marketing has a bright future...
Business DSL prices: wide discrepancies among countries
Bandwidth availability: limited options to choose from
Quality of Service: Service Level Agreement (SLA) for ADSL almost none existent
More development needed for ADSL market...
Mobile data revenues: continually increasing share in Western Europe
Increasing mobile data ARPU despite decreasing total mobile ARPU in 2Q10
Mobile broadband services and smartphones are key drivers for mobile data revenues
Outlook: mobile data usage and revenues will continue to rise...
Arguments for businesses to use a L2 Ethernet VPN
Providers of L2 Ethernet VPN
Market drivers and obstacles for L2 Ethernet VPN
Quantification and outlook...
Vigorous digital music market
Better online user experience driving mobile side-loading
Smartphone users favouring manufacturers' stores
Towards music experience
Mobile music: a small but growing market...
The objective of this article is to provide an overview of the German M2M market, the sectors where M2M technologies are used and the providers active in theM2M environment.
High worldwide growth potential in various market segments
High growth potential in Germany too
M2M providers: network operators' offers
Specialised M2M providers: hardware and software solutions
Is there enough user demand?
Market figures: wide differences in homes passed
Market players and incumbents strategies
This article is based on InfoCom’s recent study on IPTV, which provides an overview of the current IPTV strategies of selected IPTV operators. The selected players mentioned in the article are the only significant IPTV providers offering multiscreen services so far. Some other large IPTV players, such as MII China, Deutsche Telekom or Telefonica do not have a multiscreen strategy at this sta...
Roaming has been a significant source of revenues for mobile operators. Typically, roaming revenues account for 5% to 10% of the total mobile revenues for most European operators. Yet, since 2007, the EU commission has capped wholesale and retail roaming charges within the EU to foster competition and improve customer protection. Most operators have complied and roaming tariffs indeed decreased. H...
The United States (US) telecommunications market (fixed telephony, mobile ser- vices, data communication, Internet and cable TV services) experienced a mod- est growth of 2.1%, with revenues reaching $357bn in 2009 despite a challenging economic backdrop.
As seen in Fig. 1, AT&T and Verizon control over 50% of the total revenue in 2009. AT&T maintained its number one position in 2009 with 28.2% m...