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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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
AI, Blockchain, VR and AR: How service providers and platforms are investing for future growth

This report analyses how today’s leading operators and platforms are positioned to take advantage of, or be disrupted by, new technologies. An overview of funding deals and M&A transactions, the report demonstrates investment trends in the new technology space.

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Mobile & Telecom
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