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Telco Deep Dive: Consumers value performance over price
On May 26, Digital News Asia (DNA) released its first Deep Dive report, which looked at the telecommunications space in Malaysia. In this article, DNA founder Karamjit Singh looks at the big changes afoot in the mobile telco space, with consumers now placing performance over price for the first time, and with vendors pushing to ‘cloudify’ their networks.
Broadband strategy imperative for APAC mobile operators: IDC
IDC projects that the growth rate for voice services revenue in Asia Pacific excluding Japan region will slow down to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.5% from 2012 to 2017. However, data connectivity or mobile broadband revenue will grow at a CAGR of 19.3% in that same time period.
No 1 risk for telcos is failure to adapt to new technologies: EY study
Telcos must reposition their business models and adapt to new roles across a growing number of new technologies or risk losing major growth opportunities, warns a new report by EY.
XOX aims to fast-track global marketing with e-horizon JV
XOX Berhad has signed an agreement with e-horizon, a Swedish developer of mobile soft devices, for a global marketing push for the Voopee mobile soft device.
Celcos beware: Voice-over-data players gunning for you
Mobile operators have to start innovating fast or else the Internet players will start eating their lunch, argues Edwin Yapp.
Will Voopee be a cushion for XOX?
XOX-Voopee may not be compelling enough for users to switch from their current messaging apps Still, product has some interesting features that XOX can leverage and improve on to be a real player
Mobile operators get VoIP boost from Tata
Tata Communications has announced the launch of its mobile VoIP (Voice-over-Internet Protocol) platform, a hosted, white label solution that it claimed allows mobile network operators (MNOs) and other retail voice providers to deliver and monetise innovative converged IP communication services.
Telenor takes strategic 33% stake in 701Search
Telenor has taken a strategic step toward increasing its presence on mobile devices and in delivering consumer Internet services in South-East Asia, taking a 33.3% stake in 701Search for €180 million (US$245.8 million).
Mobile players must evolve to stay relevant: Frost
The priorities for Asian mobile service providers (MSPs) in 2014 should include a comprehensive review of their service portfolios, the re-evaluation of what works and what doesn’t, and the introduction of new innovative services that will shore up their top- and bottom-lines, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Rising Internet demand driving Malaysia’s mobile market: Frost
Mobile penetration in Malaysia has long surpassed the 100% mark and is currently hovering around 150%. The Malaysian market is expected to reach a mobile subscriber base of over 50 million by 2015, according to Frost & Sullivan.
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