16 Telecom Strategies & Trends Titles for Feb 2011    
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MVNOs in Eastern Europe: limited success so far – Change of strategy required

Published: 2011-02-15

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...

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Monetising on patents: an overview of the patent trade business

Published: 2011-02-15

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...

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China: driven by mobile services and broadband connections

Published: 2011-02-15

Insight

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 ...

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Residential fixed mobile convergence: we are not there yet

Published: 2011-02-09

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 ...

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Telecoms innovations: building on existing products and services

Published: 2011-02-09

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...

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The German CaTV market: trends and developments

Published: 2011-02-09

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

Outlook...

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Web 2.0 trend: major brands’ own online community versus dedicated profile on Facebook

Published: 2011-02-09

Introduction

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...

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Business ADSL access in key emerging Asian markets: widely varying choice, prices and conditions

Published: 2011-02-09

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...

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Mobile data on the rise

Published: 2011-02-09

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...

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Layer 2 Ethernet VPN: strong potential but still niche compared to Layer 3 IP MPLS VPN

Published: 2011-02-09

Introduction

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...

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Mobile music stores are still playing

Published: 2011-02-09

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...

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M2M in Germany: overview of a high growth potential market

Published: 2011-02-09

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

Outlook...

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FTTx deployments: a very varied picture depending on country and operator

Published: 2011-02-09

Is there enough user demand?

Market figures: wide differences in homes passed

Market players and incumbents strategies

Outlook...

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Multiscreen delivery: more than spreading content across devices

Published: 2011-02-07

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...

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Roaming services in the EU: is it a dynamic market?

Published: 2011-02-07

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...

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Top-10 US Providers in 2009 – Relatively stable despite turbulent economic conditions

Published: 2011-02-07

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...

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