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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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  • James Joiner | October 18, 2017
    The Italian government’s decision is the latest attempt to reduce the influence of French-owned Vivendi on strategic Italian assets.
  • Stéphane Téral | October 10, 2017
    Since its invention by Corning Glass researchers Robert Maurer, Donald Keck, and Peter Schultz in 1970, it was clear that optical fiber would eventually become the nerve of telecommunications networks. The fiber-optic cable race started in the 80s for long distance transatlantic communications systems and moved to long haul terrestrial links in the late 90s during the Internet bubble. The run up ended in March 2000 with a fiber glut that marked the beginning of the great telecom crash. Since then, the fiber-optic business has become very cyclical with significant ups and downs and is now sustained by Google and Facebook building their own undersea and terrestrial fiber-optic networks to link data centers, as well as China, which spent $182B between 2015 and 2017 to build its own network. Now with 5G on the horizon, all service providers and governments are looking for fiber. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Galina Spasova | October 09, 2017


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Complete perspectives and insight into the cellular IoT market, including up-to-date forecasts and detailed reports on key market topics and trends. Insights guided by IHS Markit end-to-end mobile perspectives across the entire telecom market.
Must-have analysis of the business models transforming the digital world, including apps, app stores, messaging, games, music and video. Includes the value-added service strategies of key players, such as operators and smartphone makers, OTT start-ups and established media companies.
Full analysis of emerging markets and the fast-rising digital audience around the world, with forecasts for over 100 countries. Metrics cover all parts of a multiplay offering, including mobile, pay TV, fixed broadband and voice.
Global, detailed coverage of the market trends and conditions affecting telecom and mobile operators, including revenue, investment, outsourcing and the global economy.
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  • Icon Tim Westcott | October 05, 2017
    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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  • Bill Morelli, Jack Kent, Stéphane Téral | October 04, 2017
    The path to full 5G adoption is complicated and still evolving. While preliminary 5G standard specifications are expected in 2018, standards development and deployment is expected to reach into 2022 and beyond. Operators, device makers, infrastucture vendors, component and media companies must act now to develop their 5G strategies.
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  • Diane Myers | October 03, 2017
    The report provides accurate data and analyses including market size, forecasts, and market trends to help clients make better business decisions in the SIP trunking services market.
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  • September 01, 2017
    Quarterly scheduled briefings with the analysts on research highlights from all aspects of the enterprise voice, video, and unified communication market.
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  • June 01, 2017
    Semi-annually scheduled briefings with the analysts on research highlights from all aspects of the service provider economics market.
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  • September 16, 2016
    In this country profile: data, charts, insight on the Sweden fixed voice, fixed broadband, mobile, pay TV and multiplay markets, plus comment on the major recent strategic and regulatory events.
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Analysts View All (27)

  • 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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