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Telecom operators must address a wide range of ever-changing consumer, financial and technological requirements in order to maintain and grow their business prospects. From the adoption of mobile devices to building multiplay strategies to enabling M2M, operators need deep visibility into trends and strategies to build and execute.

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  • Prachi Nema , Matthias Machowinski | April 17, 2018
    Worldwide revenue for collaborative meeting services (video and web conferencing) grew 10 percent in 2017, totaling $2.5 billion. Growth was driven by the need for better communication tools to bridge geographic divides between employees, partners and customers; the continuing adoption of unified communications; and the shift from in-house infrastructure deployments to a cloud delivery model.
  • James Joiner | April 06, 2018
    UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced the results of the principal stage of its recent spectrum auction in the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz spectrum bands. The auction was for 40 MHz of 2.3 GHz spectrum and 130 MHz of 3.4 GHz spectrum.
  • Stéphane Téral | April 02, 2018
    After the 2015 LTE rollout peak that pushed China’s total capex to the roof at RMB439B—including RMB162B for LTE alone, the three service providers made it clear that they would slow down their spending dramatically, and indeed they slammed the brakes! The end goal is to bring capital intensity (e.g., capex-to-revenue ratio) somewhere between sustainable levels of about 24% and healthy levels of 15%; those benchmarks come from western telecom companies, of course, and became fundamental to driving the recovery after the telecom crash of 2000. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Diane Myers | April 13, 2018
    The VoIP & Unified Comm. (UC) Services & Subscribers Market Report provides accurate data and analysis' including market size, market share, forecasts, and market trends' to help clients make better business decisions in the VoIP and UC services and subscribers market.
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  • Matthias Machowinski, Prachi Nema | April 05, 2018
    The Collaborative Meeting Services Market Report provides accurate data and analyses—including market size, vendor market share, forecasts, and market trends—to help clients make better business decisions in the video and web conferencing market.
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    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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  • 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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