The internet content delivery market will undergo huge changes over the next decade as major telcos and internet giants, including Google, Amazon, Netflix and Microsoft, wrangle over the continuing over-the-top (OTT) internet traffic content boom, according to a report from Informa Telecoms & Media on Internet Innovation.
The volume of OTT messaging traffic is set to be twice that of P2P SMS messaging by the end of the year, according to data collected by Informa Telecoms & Media.
Ahead of this year’s Broadband MEA event, Ismail Patel, Research Analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media, revisits some observations he made a year ago on the region’s broadband market, and finds many of them have turned out to be cruelly true.
Mobile operators in Europe are increasingly shifting away from handset subsidies to selling smartphones on installments. According to research carried out recently by Informa Telecoms & Media, close to 30 operators across Europe have abolished subsidies for some or all of their customers and moved to leasing or financing schemes; this has allowed them to cut their own costs, while still offering high-end smartphones for low up-front prices.
When attending a European cable conference, in particular the industry’s flagship Cable Congress event, held in London last week, one must be mindful that the view from the inside rarely offers a wholly balanced assessment of the challenges facing Europe’s cable sector. As expected, the industry’s top executives once again delivered a message of rude [...]
Public access small cells are gaining clear market traction and will dominate small cell revenues for the foreseeable future, according to Informa Telecoms & Media which issued its latest quarterly small-cell market status report for the Small Cell Forum last week.
National Broadband Network CEO Mike Quigley opened up a huge can of worms when he said at the American Chamber of Commerce lunch in Sydney on February 22 that he was open to the NBN being re-designed using different last-mile technologies rather than the current full Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) model.
Senior Informa analyst Paul Lambert provides a round-up of the big stories from this week’s Mobile World Congress 2013, in Barcelona.
Principal Analyst, Dario Talmesio provides a round-up of the day’s big stories from the second day of Mobile World Congress 2013, in Barcelona.
The M2M Alliance has added the Middle East’s largest operator, Etisalat, to its group of carrier members looking to introduce a single worldwide SIM card via a web-based platform for M2M services.
Facebook’s partnership with 18 mobile operators in 14 countries in a promotion to provide free or discounted access to Facebook Messenger for Android and iOS, and Facebook for Every Phone, has the potential to deliver benefits to both the operators and to Facebook. Both parties will likely be able to use the promotion to boost customer acquisition and retention, and also to increase their revenue from mobile data and mobile advertising, respectively.
Visa’s global alliance with Samsung to enable the Visa Mobile Provisioning Service and allow users to make contactless payments using Visa’s payWave mobile payment app on NFC-enabled Samsung devices is encouraging news for the NFC industry, particularly for other handset vendors planning to launch NFC devices.
Nokia has announced two new smartphone devices that will be added to its Lumia Windows Phone range. Each is built and priced to specifically target a certain consumer segment, extending the vendor’s current crop of Lumia smartphones further.
Off the back of its launch of the Xperia Z at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Sony has chosen Mobile World Congress to launch its partner product, the Xperia Tablet Z. As with its stablemate, the Tablet Z is aimed at the premium market and is an exquisite-looking device that also uses the company’s unique “OmniBalance” design. Also, the Xperia Tablet Z will launch on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Seventeen mobile operators have committed to launch devices using Mozilla’s Firefox OS in an attempt to generate more revenues from mobile services and help them reduce the handset costs they incur from subsidising high-end smartphones.