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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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  • Heidi Adams | February 21, 2019
    Each year IHS Markit surveys service providers, in order to find out which companies they view as the leaders of the optical equipment market. The survey also explores their perceptions of vendors in key decision metrics, like pricing, total cost of ownership, technology innovation, research-and-development (R&D) investment, and product reliability.
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  • Sivalingam Muniandi, Constantinos Papavassilopoulos | February 21, 2019
    Reliance Jio is the only growing Telco in India, according to the Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) who has released its monthly report as at December 2018.
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  • Stéphane Téral | February 01, 2019
    Despite a wave of travel warnings issued by several Western countries, I made it in and back safely from China without any troubles. Surprisingly enough, I was warmly welcomed by the Beijing International Airport immigration officers and I have to say that I was impressed by the smooth process made possible by the implementation of new kiosks that take care of fingerprints and pictures prior to meeting an immigration officer. And when I left China, the security guards liked my Huawei badge and showed their deep appreciation by giving their thumbs up.
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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 major consumer technology platforms and ecosystems and how they are transforming the digital world.
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.
The IHS Markit TV & Online Video Intelligence Service - Premium provides key metrics for video distribution across TV and online video platforms for over 100 individual countries and eight regional totals, offering clients the most complete picture of video consumption available.
Critical research that leverages long-standing relationships with operators in over 70 markets, resulting in the only truly comprehensive source of television market intelligence available anywhere in the world.


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  • Icon Tim Westcott | February 04, 2019
    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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  • Heidi Adams | January 25, 2019
    The Optical Equipment Vendor Leadership Service Provider Survey provides critical insight into how service providers evaluate and select optical transmission and switching equipment suppliers.
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  • Christian Kim | December 13, 2018
    In recent years, the cellular IoT module market has been experiencing exponential growth. The purpose of the report is to provide general overview of the eight major M2M module vendors that have been contributing to this explosive growth.
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  • Sam Lucero, Christian Kim | February 21, 2019
    Up-to-date, global forecasts on cellular IoT connections and cellular IoT module shipments as well as insight into the cellular IoT competitive environment.
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  • Maria Rua Aguete | February 13, 2019
    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 | February 13, 2019
    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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Analysts View All (24)

  • 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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