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Analyst Angle: What operators can bring to OTT partnerships, besides billing

Hardly a day goes by without an announcement of a new partnership between an operator and an over-the-top provider. OTT partnering has become a key strategic initiative,

Analyst Angle: Identifying emerging markets’ hot spots for OTT video

In the past three to four years, over-the-top video has grown as an alternative to established pay-TV platforms in many emerging markets. As a result of improving broadband infrastructure and

Analyst Angle: Telefónica’s Central American stake sale does not point to overall regional repositioning

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. Telefónica’s $500 million sale of a 40% stake in operating units in Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador...

Analyst Angle: Content is key to OTT success in Latin America

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. When Netflix launched in Latin America back in 2011, the legacy broadband infrastructure was a major...

Analyst Angle: What to expect for Latin America Telecom Industry in 2013

Latin America Telecom Industry Projections Beginning in 2013, many emerging markets — and among these many Latin American markets — will continue to be bright spots in an uncertain and challenging global economic landscape. Economic growth in emerging markets is expected to be nearly quadruple the...

Analyst Angle: Argentina and Chile become smart markets

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. With smart devices taking the center stage at the first industry event of 2013, CES in...

Analyst Angle: Carriers will benefit from OTT video boom in Latin America

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. Many carriers see the proliferation of over-the-top (OTT) video services such as Netflix as a threat...

Analyst Angle: 3 Group shows the way for carriers to partner with OTTs

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. Three Group has often been ahead of the curve when it comes to taking innovative services...

Analyst Angle: Latin American pay-TV market still growing rapidly

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. With 48.9 million subscribers and an average household penetration rate over 32.1% in 2011, the Latin...

Analyst Angle: Hybrid pricing as a postpaid strategy for emerging markets

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. We recently conducted a study on postpaid strategies in Latin America, and one of the key...

Latin American smartphone sales to surpass 145 million

The number of smartphones sold in Latin America will grow more than a four-fold from 2011 to 2017 when sales are expected to surpass 145 million. According to a Pyramid Research survey, three countries—Brazil, Mexico and Argentina—together are expected to account for 68% of...

Despite skepticism, Pyramid predicts 18 million LTE users in Brazil by end of 2015

The LTE implementation in Brazil has been at the heart of several telecom market discussions, since Brazilian telecom agency Anatel might put the 450 MHz and 2.5 GHz frequency spectrum bands out to bid in June – eyeing LTE deployment in the country. The consulting...

Qualcomm, Telefónica partner to drive 3G, smartphone adoption in Latin America

Qualcomm and Telefónica announced an agreement focused on fostering the adoption of 3G and smartphones throughout Latin America. Under terms of the agreement, both companies will collaborate in an effort to bring a variety of 3G devices to the region, including smartphones enabled by...

Report: Nicaraguan broadband revenues set to surge

Nicaragua will see Internet broadband revenue more than double over the next five years, going from $22 million in 2011 to $51 million in 2016, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. Nicaragua's total telecommunications market generated $506 million in revenues in 2011,...

Telcos boost, set to benefit from cloud market

The global cloud computing market has been strengthened by telecom competition, which has also placed those companies in a prime position to take advantage of that growing market, according to a report from Pyramid Research. Analytical firm Infonetics Research also noted that carriers are...

VoIP, pay-TV, fixed broadband to boost Uruguayan telecom services

Voice-over-Internet Protocol, pay-TV and fixed broadband will be the main driver for the Uruguayan telecom services market. Pyramid Research expects the market to grow 16.5% this year, achieving $1.4 billion in revenues, an increase from the $1.3 billion generated in 2011. The research firm...

Report: Smartphones sales in Latin America reach $6B, 31 million units in 2010

Smartphones were the fastest-growing handset category across Latin America, with sales of 31 million units sold and U.S. $6 billion in revenue, continuing the trend of the region's increasing share of the global market, according to a report by consulting firm Pyramid Research.

Report: Latin America to hit 116.8 million mobile social network users by 2015

Latin Americans like to communicate, especially Brazilians. That’s why social networks such as Facebook or Orkut have so many Brazilian subscribers. Another aspect – as well as consequence – is the growth of mobile devices embedded with access to social applications. Pyramid Research noted in...

Carriers should sell cloud-computing services

Cloud computing has emerged as a top priority and a long-term, cost-effective solution to store content, both in the enterprise space as well as with consumers. As mobile and fixed broadband penetration in Latin America spreads, operators seeking to rise up the value chain should consider...

Mobile Data Revenue to Triple in Peru as 3G Services Increase, Pyramid Finds

PR Newswire | January 6, 2011 | Press Release CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to low penetration rates, an expanding economy, deploying 3G networks, and declining smartphone prices, mobile data revenue is expected to triple over the next five years in Peru,...

Booming Vietnam telecom industry expected to cool in 2011

VietNamNet | January 3, 2011 Deputy Minister of Information and Telecommunication, Tran Duc Lai, cautioned that the telecom market will cool down in 2011 as the number of subscribers has been saturated. The telecom market will cool down in 2011 as the number of subscribers has...

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