Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: MobilityThe dominant role of mobile network operators in providing value-added services for emerging markets is unlikely to last, says analyst group Ovum.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: MarketAnalysts Analysys Mason have released a major new report which shows total growth in emerging Asia Pacific telecoms markets of $US84 billion over the next five years. The report covers Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and Thailand.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: MobilityAnalyst group Ovum forecasts that by 2016 telecommunications carriers around the world will lost US$54 billion in SMS revenues due to the increasing popularity of social messaging services - messaging within social networks - on smartphones.
Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: MarketVodafone is facing tough trading times in almost every market, with trading in emerging markets not making up for poor performances from the company’s European markets.
Mobile money is a big deal in emerging markets. When a farmer can simply SMS payment for a cow or two people can transact business by swapping airtime, that changes the entire dynamics of an economy. So it’s little surprise that some research just out today indicates how big the market is going to be. And it’s all done on plain old feature phones.
Emerging market operators will continue to experience strong connections growth in 2012, with mobile broadband the main driver of this growth, but one analyst warns it will also act as a "strategic disruptor."
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: NetworkingThe biggest challenge facing mobile operators in 2013 will be surviving the complexity of their networks, according to mobile networking vendor Actix.