Telefonica sale in Central America does not point to regional repositioning
To further reduce its debt, the company sold a 40% stake in its operating units in Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador and Nicaragua to local conglomerate CMI and is looking at additional asset disposals. See details
BY JAN TEN SYTHOFF, ANALYST AT LARGE
Emerging markets to drive cellular M2M
We expect China to overtake the US late this year, but other markets are evolving rapidly too. See details
BY HOUDA BOSTANJI, ANALYST
Orange plans MVNOs to address new markets
Orange intends to enter new markets through a full MVNO strategy closely linked to its successful Orange Business Services unit. See details
BY GUILLERMO HURTADO, ASSOCIATE ANALYST
What Apple needs to do to make China its No. 1 market
Reaching its goal for the iPhone will be an uphill struggle, but two scenarios could change that. See details
BY HANSANG HE, ANALYST
Chinese Regulator Opens Up to MVNOs
The move by MIIT will triple the number of players and potentially generate $13bn in cumulative revenue by 2017. See details
This report looks at the developments in the cellular M2M market, providing in-depth country, regional and application-level forecasts underpinned by an in-depth analysis of some of the key drivers and challenges that the market faces. This is of particular importance given the variance in forecasts available.
The South African ICT market is dynamic, strategic and growing fast. It is one of the key markets in the Africa and the Middle East (AME) region because of its size and wealth and because it is the home of several important regional telecom players. Its low fixed broadband adoption is a major contributor to the dynamism of the mobile data segment, while the increase in bandwidth afforded by new international connections such as WACS (West African Cable System), which came online in May 2012, is enabling lower data pricing and higher bandwidth.