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Telefonica seeks to address competition and customer churn with new combinations featuring Netflix

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2020-03-30

Spanish incumbent Telefonica sustained to aggressively push their convergent offers with new product combinations in 2019, especially highlighting subscription video on-demand (SVoD) offers in their bundled offers. In particular, Telefonica started to include Netflix in some of their Fusion product bundles, as well as access to original contents in its Movistar+ TV service. While this is the case, InfoCom’s analysis th...

COVID-19 outbreak spoils 5G adoption in Europe

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2020-03-30

In 2019, InfoCom observed that 5G services are being rolled out in many countries in Europe, with telcos in Ireland being the latest to do so in December 2019 (note: other markets include Finland, the UK, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Hungary, and Romania). However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, InfoCom is expecting a slowdown in terms of 5G deployment in other areas and possibly some delays in the...

Brazilian operators reap benefits from network sharing agreements to cover expansive market with fibre broadband

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2020-03-20

The total fixed broadband subscriptions in Brazil continued to grow by 6% YoY – exhibiting one of the fastest developments as per InfoCom's Quarterly Fixed Broadband monitoring in the Rest of World* region. Coming next to China in terms of subscription growth, Brazil's fixed broadband development was mainly driven by the substantial growth in its fibre to the premises (FTTP) segment, stemming mainly from the heightened...

Household-centric offers drive FTTH/B uptake in key Western European markets in 2019

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Published: 2020-03-20

In 2019, InfoCom observed that telecom operators especially in Belgium, Italy, and Portugal refreshed their convergent offers highlighting fibre to the premises (FTTP) alongside other services in the product bundle such as discounted energy costs, TV units, and/or mobile data-sharing among family members. For instance, Telenet in Belgium registered higher fixed broadband subscriptions partly due to its "Wigo" offerings th...

Mobile voice usage grows in Hungary with increasing adoption of convergent services

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2020-03-19

Hungary remains to be one of the few markets in Eastern Europe with a growing monthly minutes of use (MoU) for mobile voice services in 2019 as per InfoCom’s Quarterly Monitoring of Mobile Voice Traffic in the region. The country registered 188 average mobile MoU per subscription in 4Q19, up by 1% YoY mainly driven by the positive impact of convergent offers that normally include unlimited mobile voice services. For in...

In 2019: More than a third of households in Eastern Europe have FTTH/B service

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2020-03-17

Around 36% of the total households in Eastern Europe are already subscribed to either fibre to the home/building (FTTH/B) service based on InfoCom’s 4Q19 fixed broadband monitoring(+2.4 p.p. YoY) as operators remained active with their infrastructure upgrades and expansion during the period. This factor was mostly observed in Croatia, with fibre to the premises (FTTP) subscriptions surging by 40% YoY. Incumbent operator...

Among Baltic incumbents: VoLTE and VoWiFi adoption grows further at the expense of traditional voice channels

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2020-03-13

As per InfoCom’s Quarterly Line Loss monitoring covering the Baltic region incumbents (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania), the adoption of alternative voice calling services such as voice over LTE (VoLTE) and voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) expanded even more in 2019, further contributing to fixed-to-mobile substitution and impacting fixed access line development, in general. For instance, Telia Lithuania reported that around 2...

KPN puts "unlimited mobile data" to centerstage as competition sizzles further in the Dutch market

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Published: 2020-03-13

In 2019, InfoCom observed that KPN took to the centerstage its unlimited mobile data option in its SIM-only LTE offer and its product bundle KPN Hussel. The latter allows customers to pick additional fixed and/or mobile services, or even the entire product bundle at highly discounted rates. In October 2019, the operator started to offer an unlimited mobile data option in Hussel which also includes unlimited voice minutes...

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