Monthly Archives: October 2011

US$ 16 billion worth of international money transfers will be received using mobile phones in 2015

What role will mobile handsets play in future payment and banking systems? The number of mobile money subscribers in emerging markets is forecasted to grow from 133 million users in 2010 at a compound annual growth rate of 40 percent … Continue reading

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VDSL-from-the-central-office: the cheapest and easiest NGA option for both incumbents and unbundlers

Stephen Wilson of Informa Telecoms & Media writes: VDSL-from-the-central-office (VDSL-FTCO) is becoming an important network strategy for both incumbents and alternative operators, with rollouts becoming commonplace (see fig. 1). Instead of rolling out fiber between the exchange and the subscriber’s … Continue reading

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79.9 million TV households in the Mid-East and North Africa (MENA) says Informa

While nascent TV markets – like the Middle East and Africa – are by their very nature subject to significant and rapid change, the past couple of years have been particularly dramatic, writes Adam Thomas of Informa Telecoms & Media. … Continue reading

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