6 Telecom Strategies & Trends Titles for Oct 2015     Archive    

Current and future developments in the German cable market

Published: 2015-10-30

With the appearance of bidirectional cable networks enabling to provide Internet and telephony services via DOCSIS, German cable operators have increasingly challenged the established DSL providers over the past ten years. Today cable holds a significant share in the German broadband market and cable operators are further pushing their offers by increasing Internet speeds or launching additional s...

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Developments in managed LAN / WLAN services for large enterprise customers

Published: 2015-10-29

This article evaluates the managed service offers of selected important providers for LAN / WLAN for large enterprises. The selection of providers covered in this article includes telecom operators such as BT Global Services (BT GS), Orange Business Services (OBS), T-Systems and Verizon Business. We also included system integrators that are large players in this market such as Computacenter and Di...

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Smart home in Germany (and elsewhere too): a very complex ecosystem, still in the making, slows down developments

Published: 2015-10-29

Despite several pilot projects of well known actors, such as the former incumbent Deutsche Telekom or the power utility RWE, that already presented "intelligent home" show houses 10-15 years ago and despite being a topic of the consumer goods and electrical device industry since the late 1980s, the meaning of "smart home" or "connected home" has remained unknown or at...

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SIP trunking: certain to replace ISDN, but still not in the short term

Published: 2015-10-16

This article analyses some of the main technical architectures, features and SLAs of a selection of SIP trunking providers active in Western Europe, including both large international providers targeting mainly large enterprises as well as local providers targeting mainly SMBs. The article ends with an analysis of the main drivers and obstacles for SIP trunking in order to reach a conclusion regar...

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The French mobile market: competition and consolidation as growth catalysts

Published: 2015-10-07

This article presents the key trends and development in the French mobile market between 2012 and 2014, in particular highlighting the impact of Free’s entry and the other mobile operators’ counter strategies to address this new competition. We also tackle the impact of the Numericable-SFR merger and the possible further consolidations in the market. Finally, we provide an outlook for ...

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BRICS national broadband goals: China and Russia most likely to achieve targets

Published: 2015-10-01

This article examines the fixed broadband market in five major developing economies namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (collectively known as BRICS) between 2012 and 2014. We first discuss an overview of the broadband evolution in these countries followed by a discussion on the development of the different fixed broadband technologies. We then analyse the progress of their Nation...

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