Regulators' obsession with four MNOs per country is unfounded – leaves mergers 'dead in the water'
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European regulators maintain that four network operators are required per country to ensure a high level of competition, and reducing that number will lead to higher prices for consumers. A new
Global telecom API platform market to hit £3.4bn by 2022
The latest report on the global telecom API industry from Market Research Engine argues the market is projected to see CAGR of over 19% in the period 2015–2022 and is slated to see valuation in excess of $5 billion (£3.4 billion) by 2022.
Drastic growth in the mobile applications market has ensured demand for telecom APIs and telecom companies own several APIs. The requirement for API management is on the rise as more telecom operators are going digital in addition to...
Research: Slow broadband is costing SMEs
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Although it's anticipated the average employee spends just 15 minutes per day waiting for web-based requests to complete – across eight members of staff that adds up to a full day wasted over the course of a week.
In new research commissioned by Virgin Media Business, over 1,100 senior "decision makers" in small UK businesses were questioned about the...
Mobile data services under-perform in the eyes of UK smartphone users
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As our lifestyles become reliant on access to a reliable data connection, mobile networks are expected to maintain a consistent level of high performance. In a survey conducted by Vasona Networks, the majority of UK consumers have indicated their dissatisfaction with current mobile internet performance.
Over two-thirds of the respondents (67%) said they expect “good...
Ofcom reveals the worst telecoms providers of Q3 2015
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Ofcom has published data this morning which reveals the worst telecoms providers in terms of complaints the regulator had received over a three-month period from July to September 2015. It contains data about 13 providers of landline, fixed line broadband, mobile, and pay TV services.
Across most of the board, the overall volume of complaints made to Ofcom increased between...
Streaming video now creates 70 percent of web traffic – other interesting facts revealed
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Back in May, we reported Netflix customers in Australia were having their access throttled by ISPs due to how much strain video streaming was putting on the country's infrastructure. At the time we reported that Netflix accounted for 20 – 25 percent of web traffic after just two months of its launch...
5G uptake predicted faster than 4G – subscriptions to hit 150m by 2021
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According to Ericsson's latest Mobility Report, 5G is set to be in huge demand with 150 million subscribers expected to adopt it by 2021 - a year after the technology is due to hit the market. Such a large uptake over a short period would mean 5G is adopted much faster than 4G has.
The markets which Ericsson predicts will lead 5G uptake is...
Superfluidity Project wants to build a cloud-based 5G network
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A consortium of vendors and institutions are collaborating on a project called 'Superfluidity' which hopes to build a 5G network based on cloud principles. The converged 5G virtual network and service platform will be distributed over the mobile edge and core of 5G networks extending up to data centers.
The project describes itself as tackling...
EE plans on growth from IoT-based innovation
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With over half a million business and public sector organisation accounts, EE is looking towards future growth potential and has released some insightful research in conjunction with the Centre for Economic & Business Research (CEBR) and YouGov into 4G adoption and the impact of the IoT on the UK economy.
The Internet of Things...