Telecommunications Press Releases

Recent Study: Slovakia Telecommunications Report 2015

LogoBMI View: The broadband sector is witnessing strong growth on the back of investments in next generation wireless and wireline networks and the demand for multiplay services. This will lead to the outperformance of telecoms service providers offering convergence services in volume and value terms.

Just Published: "Bahrain Telecommunications Report Q2 2015"

LogoThere remains some growth potential Bahrain's mobile market, but the key opportunities in the country's telecoms market now lie in the advanced mobile and wireline data market, such as LTE and fibre services. Operators will need to start focusing on increasing postpaid penetration through the introduction of services which drives usage and bring further revenue. Operators should also be looking at the enterprise segment to diversify from an increasingly competitive consumer market . . The outlook, supported by healthy GDP and private consumption growth forecasts to 201 9, is positive for the telecoms market, but we note that strong competition in the mobile and wireline sectors will continue to weigh on the pace of revenue growth as we expect growth to slow down until 2019 .

Telecoms Solutions Provider Offers Productivity-Increasing, Overhead Reducing Products and Services

Packet Media has risen to become a leading telecoms solutions provider, offering effective products and services that are designed to increase productivity and decrease overhead.

Chinese Smartphone Market Development, 4Q 2014 - New Report Available

LogoAs of the third quarter of 2014, Chinese mobile phone users totaled around 1.28 billion and combined user adoption of 3G and 4G reached nearly 43%. Sales volume of smartphones in China arrived at 99.4 million units in the same quarter. With continuous shrinkage of market share in China, Samsung has not only lagged behind Xiaomi and Lenovo, but also has been in a tug of war with Chinese brands such as Huawei and Coolpad. This report examines the development of the Chinese smartphone market during the third and fourth quarter of 2014, from the perspectives of telecom operators and smartphone branded vendors.

Market Report, "Taiwan: Higher Mobile Interconnection Charges and Falling Voice Tariffs Will Offset Increasing Data Services Revenue", Published

Logo'Taiwan: Higher Mobile Interconnection Charges and Falling Voice Tariffs Will Offset Increasing Data Services Revenue' a new Country Intelligence Report by Pyramid Research, offers a precise, incisive profile of Taiwan's mobile and fixed telecommunications and mobile markets based on comprehensive proprietary data and insights from our research in the Taiwan market. Published annually, this presentation-quality, executive-level report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband and mobile sectors, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

New Market Research Report: Ireland Telecommunications Report Q2 2015

LogoThe fallout from the merger of O2 Ireland to Hutchison 3G Ireland continues to weigh on the Irish telecoms market. Incumbent eircom ramped up its plans to roll out a next-generation access network based in fibre in light of the 3 group's increased broadband capabilities and reach. It then committed itself to a costly fibre-to-the-home rollout after the European Commission approved the formation of a wireline broadband joint venture between Vodafone and the Electricity Service Board (ESB). Pay-TV operator Sky will see an increase in content after its UK parent buys its German and Italian sister companies. And at least two new MVNOs will enter the market in the near future, although we have a bearish view on their chances of success and the impact they will have on the value of the market.

Liberty Technology Solutions Offering Quality VoIP and Business Phone Services for January 2015

Liberty Technology Solutions is an organization providing the greater Philadelphia, PA and South New Jersey areas with reliable, strategic IT solutions for a wide array of implementations. For January 2015, Liberty Technology Solutions is offering the latest and greatest offerings for conventional business phone services as well as state-of-the-art Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone services.

RCA Antenna Offers the Best Indoor HD Antenna: A Viewing Experience Like No Other

LogoBeing the number 1 antenna company in America for selling 7 out of 10 antennas since 2007, RCA Antennas will continue to serve Americans with high quality antennas that are proven to offer true multi-directional reception, receives both UHF and VHF frequencies, and use excellent quality components. With the kind of antennas they are selling to improve the viewing experience of many people, RCA is the true innovator in the antenna market in both form and function.

New Market Research Report: Philippines Telecommunications Report Q2 2015

LogoRelatively low penetration and increasing GDP per capita will give impetus for mobile market growth in the Philippines. BMI believes that mobile growth will average 3.5% over 2015-2018. A new entrant - media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation - launched its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service under the ABS-CBNmobile brand in December 2013 using the network infrastructure of Globe Telecom. Despite the new competition, BMI believes market dynamics are likely to remain in favour of the incumbents, Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) and Globe Telecom, given their strong brand and unassailable scale, which make it hard for new entrants to compete effectively. A r ise in public Wi-Fi spots is likely to add growth to the broadband services.

Market Report, "The Chinese Smartphone Market: Analysis of Brand Competition and Consumer Preference, September - October 2014", Published

LogoAmid the growing importance of ecommerce in China, this research focuses on international, Chinese and Taiwanese smartphone models sold in China through two major B2C (Business to Customer) websites, tmall.com and jd.com, which constitutes a combined share of over 70% in the China ecommerce market. The report analyzes the volume ranking by smartphone brand and presents their online visibility ranking, brand favorite mapping, and key factors influencing purchase of smartphone brands as well as some user reviews. Also included is the analysis of user characteristics of smartphone brands in China, including Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Huawei, Xiaomi, HTC, and ASUS, with user distribution by gender, age, and hobby. The content of this report is based on a large volume of online data obtained from tmall.com and jd.com and, after performing big data analytics, some finding on internet users' purchase behavior patterns are discovered.

Russia Telecommunications Report Q1 2015 - New Market Study Published

LogoThe key theme for Russian mobile market s has been that of consolidation. Although the merger of Tele2 and Rostelecom has been finalised, BMI believes that there is further consolidation and rationalisation in the pipeline as mobile operators try to stay competitive in an already highly saturated market. Although market saturation reached 166 % in Q214, BMI believes that there is still some scope for growth as some of these subscribers will be discounted as inactive SIM-cards get deactivated. Expanding LTE services offer opportunities for more value-add data products to add revenue, while rural areas could provide customer base growth.

Czech Republic Telecommunications Report Q2 2015: New Research Report Available at Fast Market Research

LogoThe Czech Republic telecoms market is one of the most advanced in Central and Eastern Europe, with high penetration of both voice and data services. However operators are now facing challenging conditions as price pressures threaten margins, due to market saturation; regulatory factors, such as cuts to mobile termination rates; and the impact of the eurozone crisis on macroeconomic performance acting as drags on performance. Furthermore, t he market is in a period of change with the arrival of MVNOs from 2012 and the regulator's efforts to attract a fourth operator into the market. These pro-competition measures should provide a boost to growth and innovation in a market that already contains a number of major international players including T-Mobile and Vodafone in mobile, and UPC in wireline. However, significant opportunities remain, not least in the booming wireless data market after LTE spectrum was auctioned in November 2013, and VAS opportunities arising from the rapid proliferation of smartphone ownership .

Kevin Carr, Founder of "Bill Sharing", Announces a New Service Allowing People to Get Paid for Each Unsolicited Call, Email, and Text Message

LogoMy contact™ is the latest company working to combat unwanted phone solicitors, email spammers and nuisance text messengers.  "It seems that almost every communication I receive is because someone wants something from me. My mobile phone, my landline phone, my email and my text messaging are being used for everyone else's convenience but I am the only one paying for it.", says Kevin Carr founder of BillSharing.com who is working on a solution that will allow rate payers a way to get paid for each communication they receive.  "If everyone else is going to use the service that I pay for then it's only fair that they pay a little bit of the bill, even if it's only a small amount, right?"

Market Report, "Mobile Phones in Malaysia", Published

LogoSince the removal of the 10% sales tax on all mobile phones in Malaysia in 2010, the growth of mobile phones has been on a positive and upward trajectory. Recognising the large growth potential in Malaysia, a rising number of phone manufacturers started entering the country, leading to a high concentration of mobile phone sets towards the end of the review period. This intensifying competition pushed down the prices for mobile sets, thereby narrowing profit margins for phone manufacturers. There is also a rising 3G uptake in Malaysia as smartphones and data services become more affordable to the consumers. Coupled with the rising affluence and availability of low cost devices, 3G service is gaining traction in the nation. Moreover, more Malaysian operators are pushing for the launch of next generation LTE 4G services, upon receiving the requisite operating licences in 2012.

New Market Study, "Belgium Telecommunications Report Q2 2015", Has Been Published

LogoBetter than expected growth in the mobile market and higher usage of operator-billed services were seen in the third quarter of 2014. In part, this was due to an intensification of price competition and the withdrawal of a number of MVNOs, allowing key players to deepen their influence over the market. The rollout of 4G services also played a key part in this more buoyant growth story. Nevertheless, the cold truth is that the market is now highly saturated and there are few organic growth opportunities left for the remaining players to tap. Convergence-led strategies provide one lifeline, but only Proximus can directly benefit as Mobistar has yet to relaunch its TV-led wireline business and BASE has withdrawn its TV offer and scales back its wireline offering. These developments are reflected in our revised forecasts for the Belgian telecoms market, which have now been extended through to 2019 .

The Real Consequences of Not Adopting Real-Time Reporting

LogoThrough real-time reporting, call centers can gain a deeper insight through real-time, personalized dashboards and reporting. The ability of call centers to identify issues, train agents effectively, and to optimize performance is greatly damaged when they do not have access to real-time analytics illustrating current performance. So what are the consequences of getting call center analytics even a day late?

"Mobile Phones in the Czech Republic" Published

LogoThe performance of mobile phones was highly influenced by the unstable economic situation in the country in 2013 and the decreasing popularity of feature phones, which are used by an increasingly small number of consumers and are slowly leaving the market. Smartphones saw higher usage by Czech consumers due to fast-developing technologies, bringing high convenience for consumers which resulted in the growth of internet mobile users and mobile payments. However, as smartphones are replacing feature phones overall mobile phones recorded a 1% volume sales decline in 2013.

New Report Available: Worldwide Major Mobile Phone Vendor Performance, 4Q 2014

LogoThis research report presents worldwide mobile phone shipment volume forecast and recent quarter review of major mobile phone vendor performance. The report includes major vendors' shipment volume, shipment growth trends, shipment revenue and revenue growth trends, operating profit margin and ASP, along with analyst insights. The report finds that the worldwide mobile phone shipment volume increased 7.2% sequentially and 4.9% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2014, to around 488 million units. As for shipment volume share of individual brands, Samsung's operating margin fell to the new lows in the third quarter while Apple had a firmer foothold in the high-end market segment after the success launches of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Looking ahead to 2015, the global smartphone industry is expected to continuously enjoy robust shipment growth at around 17%, reaching around 1.5 billion units.

Indonesia Telecommunications Report Q2 2015 - New Market Research Report

LogoThe Indonesian market saw a major development in December 2014, with the deployment and launch of 4G LTE networks by the three largest mobile operators, Tel komsel, Indosat and XL Axiata. Although the outlook for the technology will be limited by the low spending power of most Indonesians and the high price of LTE tariffs and smartphones, it represents a step forward in the development of the market. 3G will be the favoured form of mobile broadband throughout our forecast period, but will continue to make up a minority of mobile subscriptions while the number of competitors remains too high, leading to a significant prominence of low-value prepaid subscribers. Moves towards tower sharing will help reduce the burden of this hyper-competitive environment, and could potentially pave the way for further consolidation. The wireline market is witnessing considerable investments in fibre - optic network infrastructure, a development that should drive the uptake of high-value converged services, including IPTV. The government is looking to encourage the expansion of fixed broadband infrastructure with incentives, however, mobile broadband will continue to remain the dominant service for internet access.

New Market Research Report: Bulgaria Telecommunications Report Q2 2015

LogoNet additions of 203 ,000 in Q314 in Bulgaria's mobile market might indicate that market correction has been achieved after more than two consecutive years of contraction since 2012. We also retain the view that the weak subscriptions growth opportunities, along with strong take-up of smartphones, will drive operators to develop their data service offerings to take advantage of value growth from non-voice services.

New Market Research Report: Telecommunications in France: Industrial Report

LogoEuromonitor International's Industrial reports provide a 360 degree view of an industry. The Industrial market report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the Telecommunications market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market - be they new product developments, packaging innovations, economic/lifestyle influences, distribution or pricing issues. Forecasts illustrate how the market is set to change.

"Mobile Phones in Germany" Is Now Available at Fast Market Research

LogoWhile about 88% of all households owned a smartphone in 2013, in 2014 this figure is expected to rise to 102%, reflecting increased multiple ownership in households.

New Report Available: United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Report Q1 2015

LogoThe TRA's release of 800MHz LTE spectrum in the UAE will enable operators' networks to cope with rapidly rising demand for data. As content becomes an increasingly important piece of the Middle East's telecoms ecosystem, we expect operators to continue forming partnerships with and eventually move to acquire regionally focused content providers.

New Market Research Report: Lithuania Telecommunications Report 2015

LogoLithuania's mobile market recorded negative growth in 2013 and the for first nine months of 2014, with incumbent Omnitel finally ceding its lead position to Tele2. The mobile market is saturated and as operators move customers to more valuable postpaid plans, so large numbers of inactive prepaid accounts are being eliminated. In Omnitel's case, this has yielded stronger ARPU figures and uncovered underlying posit ive ARP U growth that had previously n o t been visible. Consumers have become used to very low monthly mobile bills, however. And, despite an uptick in mobile data consumption, we expect revenues to continue declining over the next five years. The pressure will be on operators t o develop advanced new prod ucts and services. Not all players will survive the medium term and news that the Bit? gro up is being prepared for sale comes as no surprise.

Report Published: "Denmark Telecommunications Report Q1 2015"

LogoThe Danish telecommunications market is highly mature and increasingly focused around value-added premium services. Most notably, while the broadband market is growing steadily on the back of demand for converged services, the mobile sector is beginning to show signs of fatigue, with periodic declines in subscriber numbers linked to the retirement of low-value or inactive acc ounts. Curiously, adoption of M2 M services lags behind other equally advanced European markets, although growth now seems to be accelerating. In this environment, there are scant opportunities for new or risk-averse investors, although the potential for niche value-added services is far from played out.