MVNOs in key Southeast Asian markets: struggles and success in a region of great diversity

Published: 2013-10-31

Southeast Asia is one of the world's largest and fastest growing regions, with a combined gross domestic product of around US$2.1 trillion according to World Bank 2012 estimates. Home to more than 600m inhabitants, the region is a place of diverse culture and population, making it a hotspot for MVNOs. The MVNO model is a service and customer-oriented model, focused on customer management, while mo...

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Only niche market potential for Layer 2 Ethernet VPN?

Published: 2013-10-24

This article looks at the potential for Layer 2 (L2) Ethernet VPN (Virtual Private Networks) in Germany, in particular the pros and cons of L2 Ethernet VPN, compared to L3 IP MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) VPNs. We start first with an overview of the main Ethernet topologies (P2P, P2MP, VPN), defining them and highlighting why so far P2MP has been preferred over VPN. We then present the mai...

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The single European mobile roaming market: still looking for dynamic competition

Published: 2013-10-21

Six years after the European Commission initially released the capped price for roaming services in the European Union as part of the roaming regulation, the road to a single European mobile roaming market remains a rough one and the market remains less dynamic in terms of competition, innovation and revenue generation than could be expected. With the call from the EC to achieve the “connected c...

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Strategies and trends in managed LAN and WLAN services

Published: 2013-10-17

The market for managed LAN and WLAN services is driven by the increasing globalisation of businesses on one hand and by the modernisation of business communications on the other. Companies from advanced markets in East Asia, Europe and North America continue to expand their operations internationally and are also increasingly off-shoring some of their business processes such as back office support...

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Strategies and opportunities emerge amidst obstacles in Thailand’s mobile market

Published: 2013-10-11

In the past, the telecoms market in Thailand was characterised by low competition, as services were exclusively provided by the state-owned operators Telephone Organisation of Thailand (TOT) and Communication Authority of Thailand (CAT). TOT once held the monopoly over the domestic telephony segment and CAT over international gateway services (e.g. long distance call services). Recognising the nee...

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