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Capex to remain flat, while telecom vendors face a tough marketplace

Revenue growth rates for communications service providers (CSPs) remain modest, but CSPs will continue to invest heavily in their networks, expects Ovum. more

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The data centre threat and opportunity for telecoms carriers

Telecoms carriers need to make major changes to their data centre strategies if they are to remain competitive in the face of strong offerings from independents, according to Ovum. more

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Recession, data and 'emerging maturity' dominate mobile outlook

Ovum's latest mobile forecasts predict that global connections will reach 6.49 billion in 2014, with revenues of $1,036 billion. However, 'emerging maturity' in emerging markets and continued competition in developed markets will hit operators hard. more

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Short term slow down for mobile revenue growth

Ovum previously predicted that global mobile services revenues would breach US$1 trillion in 2010, but due to the economic situation, Ovum has now pushed this landmark to 2011. more

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Despite decline fixed voice still worth $309 billion globally in 2014

Ovum's latest fixed voice forecast predicts that fixed voice lines will decline at a CAGR of -3% between 2008 to 2014, falling from 1.1 billion to 0.9 billion globally. more

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Trust in IT software vendors under strain

A recent report published by Ovum found out that undocumented privileged administrator accounts have been discovered in new network routers belonging to two telecoms service providers. This raises serious concern about the motives of the people or organisations who created them. more

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iPhone 3GS: 'lack of innovation' hides true assets

Apple's faithful may be disappointed with the iPhone 3GS's apparent failure to move the smartphone goalposts, but the refinement of the device through continual software platform evolution remains a key differentiator that others should emulate where possible. more

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Smartphones: the silver lining of the declining handset market

During 2008, in a first for the mobile industry, consumer demand for third-party applications started driving both handset sales and revenues for developers and OEMs. more

Related Tags: app-store, smartphone, symbian, nokia, google, microsoft, sony, windows, google-android, nokia,, os, cagr, 2g


Mobile Industry in 2020 - A new entity - SMART players

The value chain and the customer relationship will increasingly be dominated by a new kind of entity, which we are calling the SMART player an acronym that stands for Services, Management, Applications, Relationships and Technology, and reflects the way in which these players take responsibility for the end-to-end customer experience.  more

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Telco revenue growth skidded to halt in 4Q '08

According to a study from Ovum, telecom service providers underlying 4Q08 performance has been surprisingly strong, despite chaos in credit markets, a drop in consumer confidence, and macroeconomic uncertainty. Large write-downs in some markets do not negate this underlying strength. more

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