Monthly Archives: July 2011

The key factors that will determine which TV manufacturers prosper…and which do not

Informa finds ‘massive’ variation among devices in terms of connection rates. Study finds important differences in the way that the big manufacturers are approaching the market The connected strategies of the major TV manufacturers are starting to become clearer, and … Continue reading

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African VAS market will be generating revenues of USD 11.5+ billion by 2014 says Informa

Something landed in my in-box yesterday that I thought I would share with you. Cathal O’Toole at Jinny Software, perhaps not unexpectedly, has been giving some thought to the mobile Value Added Services (VAS) market in Africa. The contention is … Continue reading

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Messaging revenues to hit USD 334.7 billion by end-2015

Messaging still dominates non-voice revenues globally. Amazing but true. Our friends at Portio Research have estimated that the global mobile messaging market was worth some USD 179.2 billion in 2010, and is set to pass the USD 200 billion mark … Continue reading

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Why have MVNOs not yet found favour in Africa?

So if Africa is the great emerging telecoms market – with some pretty mature markets in terms of technologies (3G, HSPDA, etc); services (notably Safaricom’s M-PESA and mobile money services now available) and high Mobile penetrations (South Africa and along the … Continue reading

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Why LTE needs re-farmed spectrum – and the best way to do it

The challenge for next-generation ‘4G’ services is to identify globally harmonized spectrum, as currently LTE is being required to provide operators with multiple options in terms of channel size and spectrum band, as well as a choice between FDD and … Continue reading

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