M2M cloud platforms accelerate MNO's time to market for valued added services
M2M Cloud platforms help Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) develop services, manage and assemble service packages that telcos would otherwise have to integrate themselves, reducing both time-to-market cycles and CAPEX for product launches. Axeda and Jasper have adopted vertical-focused M2M cloud platform strategies to help MNOs capitalize on the IoT and M2M opportunity. See details
BY JAN TEN SYTHOFF, ANALYST AT LARGE
Apple Watch Overcomes Design Challenges, Sets New Standard for Functionality
At the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on September 9, Apple also announced the Apple Watch. At Pyramid Research, we like the Apple Watch design options and user interface, as well as the range of functions, connectivity and applications the company has managed to pack into such a small device, and expect the Apple Watch to lead the proliferation of smartwatches over the next few years. Additional analysis: Ozgur Aytar
BY HOUDA BOSTANJI, ANALYST
The Swiss army knife framework for CapEx optimization
We are far from the days when telecom operators in developed markets showed prodigious profit margins, outpacing the performance of traditional industries. These are indeed tough times: margins are shrinking and competition is becoming increasingly fierce. See details
'OTT Video in Emerging Markets: Monetization Strategies and 5-Year Revenue Opportunity,' a Research Report by Pyramid Research, analyzes the revenue potential of the OTT video services across emerging markets in Africa and the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America, identifying and mapping key OTT video players from local telcos and payTV providers to pure-play OTTs, and best practices for differentiation and OTT video monetization. The report provides 5-year projections for SVoD and TVoD accounts and revenue by region and for key countries including Brazil, China, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. The analysis is built upon in-depth case studies of Netflix Latin America, Clarovideo, OSN Go, iRokoTV, Ivi Russia and LeTV.
'FTTH/B Deployments in Asia Pacific: Keys to Enhancing Service Availability, Proposition and Uptake,' a Research Report by Pyramid Research, analyzes last-mile technology adoption trends and network deployment strategies, investments, stakeholders and best practices in the Asia Pacific region. The report also explores FTTH/B service positioning and pricing strategies as well as adoption and revenue trends across the region's diverse market environment, taking into consideration the impact of LTE availability on FTTH/B network investments. The report includes case studies of Australia's NBN and its wholesale partners, China Telecom, Korean incumbent KT and Telekom Malaysia.