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Satellite TV operators in Western Europe battle competition through enhanced content propositions, partnership deals

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2018-11-27

Pay-TV subscriptions in Western Europe increased albeit marginally in 2Q18, thanks to the growth in IPTV (4.4%) which offsets the declining CaTV and Satellite TV bases. While this is the case, the decline rate in satellite TV subscriptions diminished slightly compared with CaTV, driven by the enhanced content propositions, together with the popularity of own-produced contents by pay-TV operators. For instance, Sky Italia ...

InfoCom releases report on the state of broadband adoption in the EU markets

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2018-11-23

The total broadband subscriptions in the EU-28* stood at roughly 225m subscriptions in 1H18, up by 2% compared to a year ago. According to InfoCom’s quarterly broadband monitoring report, a large majority of these connections were represented by fixed broadband, while the share of subscriptions via 3G/4G and data cards has continued to decline with 0.3p.p. YoY – although it still represents more than a quarter. The lower ...

Indonesia trials 5G, expands FTTH network further to meet growing demand for high-speed Internet services

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2018-11-16

The Indonesian telecommunications market sustained its growth trajectory in 2017, and it is still more likely to be the case for 2018 – especially for broadband services. In general, the increasing popularity of multiple play offers resulted in faster service take-up of broadband (e.g. FTTP and LTE), which was supported by active network expansions. For instance, Telkom Indonesia has rolled out more than 7m Optical Distri...

The SD-WAN Summit 2018: a confirmed success

Press Release
Published: 2018-10-05

SD WAN Summit 2018 • September 26th – 28th, 2018 • Novotel Convention & Spa, Paris The SD-WAN ecosystem and market keep on growing over the years. So does the SD-WAN Summit! The third edition of the Summit c...

MI&IT China still leads, while Charter Communications grows the fastest as per InfoCom’s top-10 fixed broadband groups for 2Q18

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2018-09-10

Based on InfoCom’s quarterly monitoring of top-10 fixed broadband groups for 2Q18, Charter Communications posted the fastest growth among the groups which was mainly attributed to its continued network expansion and improvements. In particular, the group’s DOCSIS 3.1 coverage has been extended during the period, making the availability of its “Spectrum Internet Gig” service to roughly 60% of its network covered areas – j...

Nigerian mobile market seen to rebound despite intense regulatory pressure. Here’s why

Strategic Highlights
Published: 2018-09-03

Mobile penetration in Nigeria went down to around 77% ( - 7 p.p.YoY) mainly due to the continuing effect of the mandatory SIM card registration alongside the new regulation focusing on SIM registrations in fixed settlements starting 2017. Nonetheless, both Airtel and Globacom managed to somehow mitigate the impact as they continued to improve and launch new features. In particular, the former doubled the data allowance i...

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