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Uruguay: Ambitious Investments in Telecoms Infrastructure Create Growth Opportunities in the Data Market

Summary Uruguay has one of the most developed economies in Latin America, with an estimated PPP-adjusted GDP per capita of $21,050 in 2015, just below Chile ($22,720), Argentina ($22,170) and Panama ($21,750). Uruguay’s telecoms market is also one of the most advanced in the region, despite having only partially liberalized the sector. Its high levels of development are the result of a series of ambitious government-led initiatives set to transform the country into a prosperous digital economy. Over the last several years, state-owned operator Antel has been prioritizing the roll out of next... 

Romania: Competition Among The Four Largest Operators Is Set To Intensify As The Market Moves To Convergent Services

Summary In 2015, Romania will be the fourth-largest telecom services market in Central and Eastern Europe – after Russia, Poland and Czech Republic – with estimated revenue of $3.1bn (RON 12.3bn), or 1.7% of nominal GDP. Revenue growth between 2014 and 2015 is estimated at 0.5% in local currency, mostly driven by mobile data and pay-TV services. Pyramid Research forecasts a service revenue CAGR of 0.3% between 2015 and 2020 in local currency in Romania (1.8% CAGR in $ due to currency appreciation). Fixed revenue will continue to decline through to 2020 thus offsetting the projected... 

Cameroon: 3G and 4G Rollout to Drive the Telecom Market

Summary Pyramid Research estimates Cameroon will generate telecom service revenue of $1.1bn in 2015. Over the next five years, we estimate total market revenue will increase at a CAGR of 11.0% in dollar terms to reach $1.9bn in 2020. The growth rate will be higher versus other countries in the region like Cote d’Ivoire (9.6%), DRC (9.2%) and Uganda (8.6%). This growth will be driven by mobile voice and mobile data with the 2015 launch of 3G services by MTN Cameroon and Orange Cameroon, and Camtel’s re-entry into the mobile market after being awarded a mobile license in 2014. Additionally,... 

Central African Republic: Political Uncertainty to Hinder Short-term Growth

Summary Pyramid Research estimates that total telecom service revenue in the Central African Republic will be $49.0m in 2015. Over the next five years, we expect the Central African Republic’s total market revenue to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% to reach $61.7m in 2020. The telecom market is one of the least developed in the region and significantly smaller than other markets such as Togo, Benin, and Mali. A key reason for this is the ongoing internal conflict that has constrained development of the market. Service revenue growth over the next five years will be driven primarily by mobile services... 

Senegal: Network Expansion and Value-Added Offerings Will Drive Market Growth

Summary The telecommunications market in Senegal will generate revenue of $1bn in 2015. Telecom services revenue will grow at a CAGR of 4.5% over the 2015-2020 period. Mobile data and fixed Internet will be the largest growth segments and will contribute 43.4% and 9.5% to total revenue in 2020, respectively. We expect mobile subscriptions in Senegal to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% over 2015-2020. Going forward, operators’ shift towards aggressive pricing and enriched service portfolios will further intensify competition in the country’s mobile market. The government’s focus on promoting... 

India: Data-driven Spectrum Acquisitions Leading to Consolidation are Set to Transform the Telecom Market in India

Summary India has the fourth-largest telecom market in the APAC region and is estimated to generate telecom service revenue of $51.2bn by 2020. Mobile data will contribute nearly 23.7% of total revenues, due to increased adoption of high-speed 3G/4G services. Operator investments in 4G roll out and expansions and focus on offering affordable smartphones and cheaper data tariffs will drive future mobile data services growth in India. Operators will offer a range of voice and data bundles to drive the data adoption. In the fixed segment, investments on advanced broadband technologies, including GPON... 

Malaysia: Government Initiatives and Operator Investment to Drive Fixed and Mobile Broadband Growth

Summary Malaysia is the eighth-largest telecom market in the APAC region and is estimated to generate telecom service revenue of $13.9bn by 2020. Mobile data will contribute nearly 39.5% of the total revenues, due to increased adoption of OTT and other mobile entertainment apps. Operator investments in LTE expansion and network modernization will be the major catalyst for the growth of mobile data services in Malaysia. MNOs will focus on high-end data customers to drive postpaid segment revenue. Moreover, operators will focus on differentiated VAS offerings, such as direct operator billing platforms,... 

Philippines: Operator Partnerships and National Broadband Initiatives Drive Telecom Digital Transformation

Summary In 2015, the Philippines will be a relatively small telecom services market in the Asia-Pacific region, with estimated revenue of US$7.8bn or 2.6% of GDP, almost the same as the previous year. Mobile voice services will be the most important growth driver, generating $260m more revenue in 2015 than in 2014. Operators’ focus on offering more digital services, improving network capacity and reliability, and migration of customers from 2G to 3G will be the major growth driver for mobile data services in Philippines. The top operator, PLDT, will alone account for 53% of overall service... 

The Netherlands: Growing Adoption of LTE and LTE-A Based Services Will Drive Mobile Revenue Growth

Summary The Dutch telecom market revenue is expected to reach US$13.2bn by the end of 2020 from $11.7bn (?10.6bn) in 2015. Going forward, Pyramid Research expects mobile revenue to invert its decline trend in 2017 and total service revenue – fixed, mobile and pay-TV – to return to growth from 2017 onward. The adoption of LTE and LTE-A based services will move beyond early-adopter status by 2017 – this will improve the customer mix and make the ARPS more resilient. Mobile data services became the largest source of revenue in 2015 and will continue to offer the largest revenue opportunity... 

Telco Strategies to Tap into the Enterprise Opportunity in Africa and the Middle East

Summary Being historically the playing ground of IT vendors, telecom operators are accelerating their expansion into the enterprise ICT market, which is gaining traction in Africa and the Middle East (AME). To succeed, telcos need to transform into integrated ICT service providers and craft a holistic strategy that supports their transformation and that they can harness to monetize and maximize the enterprise segment opportunity in AME. Key components of such a strategy include the B2B customer segments to target, the organizational structure to put in place, the technical strategy and the product... 
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