Abel Nevarez

Abel Nevarez

Mr. Abel Navarez, senior research analyst at IHS Markit, covers telecom operators, apps and mobile media trends.

In his role, Abel closely follows and advises on service provider strategies and monitors developments across the industry. Since joining IHS Markit in 2012, Abel has published a variety of insight and strategy reports covering operator services and partnerships, mobile apps, wearable apps, video, mobile funding and M&A activity.

Prior to joining IHS Markit, Abel worked as a research associate in the consumer electronics and machine-to-machine (M2M) and connected devices group at IMS Research.

Abel holds a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin, US, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from St. Edward's University, US. He is based in Austin, Texas.


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Reevaluating satellite for mobile backhaul in the LTE era

There have historically been challenges for satellite as an access and transport technology, due mainly to cost, latency, and availability. This has particularly been the case in the mobile backhaul segment, where competing solutions—notably fiber, microwave, and PON—have outpaced the evolution of satellite’s capabilities. This has led to satellite being relegated to a niche solution within the backhaul market and often just competing for scraps in the access market. However, a recent evolution in the performance of satellite technology suggests that it can become a viable connectivity solution in these markets and compete to capture if not a dominant market share, at least a more sizeable and sustainable niche in the future. Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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Mobile & Telecom
Mobile Market Monitor: M&A and funding activity slows down

The number of mobile funding deals continued to decrease for the fourth consecutive quarter in Q2 2017, reaching only 169 funding deals, down from 198 in Q1 2017. M&A activity in Q2 2017 decreased from 64 deals in Q1 2017 to only 38 transactions.

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Mobile & Telecom
Vodafone’s content play aims to monetize premium content bundles

Vodafone’s zero-rated and bundled content packages have addressed increased data usage, without the need to transition to unlimited data plans. The company introduced content bundles in Spain, Romania, Italy, Hungary and Greece during the second quarter of 2017.

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Mobile & Telecom
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