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  • James Joiner | August 16, 2018
    Iliad entered the Italian mobile market on 29 May 2018, as part of the remedy package that mandated the merger between Wind and Tre, which was announced in 2016. Within 50 days, it accumulated one million mobile subscribers, which is equivalent to 1.2% of total mobile subscribers in Italy. In a market where over three-quarters of mobile subscribers are on prepaid tariffs without contracted terms, Italian incumbent mobile operators must react quickly to combat the Iliad threat.
  • David Scott | August 13, 2018
    Major Australian media companies Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media have agreed terms to merge their respective businesses. The new combined entity will operate under the Nine brand name and house assets including: Nine’s free-to-air channels 9, 9Go, 9life and 9Gem; Fairfax’s newspapers The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review; digital businesses such as online streaming service Stan, which is already a joint-venture of the two companies, and Fairfax’s real-estate platform Domain; radio assets held by Fairfax via its majority ownership of Macquarie Media, which owns stations 2GB in Sydney, 3AW in Melbourne and 4BC in Brisbane.
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  • July 13, 2018
    Nordic telecoms operator Telia has announced the acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, owner of Swedish TV channel TV4, C More and Finnish MTV. The acquisition, which is to the value of SEK 9.2 billion, is subject to regulatory approval. Telia has operations in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Telia’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting marks the latest in a wave of M&A activity in the Nordic region. Earlier this week, Telia acquired TDC’s Norwegian operations, which include TDC’s consumer fixed broadband and pay TV brand, GET. TDC’s sale of its Norwegian operations follows its own M&A activity. In February 2018, TDC announced the acquisition of Modern Times Group’s (MTG) Nordic Entertainment business. However, shortly after this announcement, TDC withdrew its offer for MTG and stated TDC would be acquired by investment firm Macquarie. This flurry of M&A activity in the region started in Sweden when, in January 2018, Tele2 and Com Hem announced their intention to combine their businesses, creating an integrated fixed and mobile operator.
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  • Diane Myers | August 13, 2018
    The SIP Trunking Service Provider Scorecard profiles, analyzes, and ranks leading SIP trunking service providers in North America
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  • Icon Tim Westcott | August 03, 2018
    The Media & Technology Digest provides a monthly analysis of the key trends and innovations shaping the global technology landscape. Written by our senior analysts the digest includes a detailed focus on key industry hot topics, analysis of all major industry and product announcements with in-depth examinations of significant industry trends.
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  • Julian Watson | August 01, 2018
    Gateways can perform several critical roles in IoT implementations: such as protocol conversion/bridging, providing connectivity to the cloud or enterprise applications through wide area network connectivity, managing the security on node devices and data/filtering, processing and storage. The ability to support local or edge compute is becoming more important as more applications that require real-time responses to changes in the physical environment, monitored by sensors, are being developed.
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  • Maria Rua Aguete | August 20, 2018
    Database for all KPIs of pay and free TV operators worldwide. Pay TV subscriber data is presented quarterly by operator, and is split by service (TV, internet, telephony), transmission (analogue and digital) and platform (cable, satellite, IPTV, terrestrial, third-party premium).
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  • Maria Rua Aguete | August 20, 2018
    Database of all revenue metrics across TV markets worldwide. Revenue data is presented at total market level for pay TV, public TV, and TV advertising. Pay TV data covers subscription revenue by platform and operator, and is split by package tier (basic, extended basic, premium and a la carte) and transmission/type (analogue and digital subscription revenue, on-demand revenue).
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  • Maria Rua Aguete | August 20, 2018
    By-country historical and five-year forecast data across TV markets worldwide. Data is presented as total homes and as penetration rates of TV households, split by platform (cable, IPTV, terrestrial, satellite, third-party premium), for pay TV and free TV homes.
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  • Icon Senior Research Analyst – Online Video, IHS Markit
    Ms. Jun Wen Woo is a senior research analyst for Online Video at IHS Markit.
  • Icon Principal Research Analyst, Service Providers & Platforms
    Mr. Seth Wallis-Jones, principal research analyst at IHS Markit, covers telecom multiplay strategies for the Service Providers & Platforms team.
  • Icon Executive Director – Research and Analysis, Mobile Infrastructure & Carrier Economics
    Mr. Stéphane Téral is the executive director of research and analysis and an advisor for Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics at IHS Markit.
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