Telecom News

  • During the next five years, consumers will add more devices to their personal portfolio rather than consolidating it, according to Gartner. By 2018, a consumer in a mature market will use and own more than three personal devices. Gartner estimates that in 2016, the installed base of devices will total 7.8 billion units (including wearables, phones, tablets and PCs) and is on pace to reach …

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  • According to a new forecast from the IDC, 2015 will be the first full year of single digit worldwide smartphone growth. IDC predicts worldwide smartphone shipments will grow 9.8% in 2015 to a total of 1.43 billion units. IDC updated its previous forecast to reflect slowing growth in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Western Europe. The slower growth is expected to intensify slightly …

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  • Under the agreement, roaming surcharges in the European Union will be abolished as of 15 June 2017. However, roaming providers will be able to apply a ‘fair use policy’ to prevent abusive use of roaming. This will include using roaming services for purposes other than periodic travel. Another step in ending mobile roaming charges was taken on 8 July 2015, when member states at the …

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  • ccording to Moody’s Investors Service, the European telecoms regulatory environment is at an inflection point, as the rating agency expects the telecom regulator will change its focus to stimulating investments, reducing the emphasis on lowering prices. Moody’s expects that the future areas of regulatory focus for EU telecoms such as harmonizing spectrum, reducing telecoms regulation to a level playing field for new entrants and implementing …

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  • Broadband Internet is failing to reach those who could benefit most, with Internet access reaching near saturation in the world’s rich nations but not advancing fast enough to benefit the billions of people living in the developing world, according to the 2015 edition of the State of Broadband report. Released today just ahead of the forthcoming SDG Summit in New York and the parallel meeting …

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