Press Releases

  • Latin American MNOs explore m-commerce beyond m-payments via mobile merchants 22 April 2015 Latin America is an attractive region for MNOs to explore the m-commerce space beyond m-payments, due to the increasing presence of mobile merchants and the strong base of mobile users. According to Pyramid Research, the increasing market of mobile users in Latin America is one of the main reasons for the high interest of mobile merchants in the region. Mobile subscriptions rose to 735 million in …
  • Saudi Arabia remains largest MEA telecoms and enterprise IT market – despite drop in revenue 13 April 2015 Although total mobile and fixed services revenues declined in 2014, the Saudi Arabian telecoms and enterprise IT market remains the largest in the Middle East and Africa region (MEA), with ample opportunities for technology start-ups, finds new report by Pyramid Research. According to the report, total mobile and fixed services revenues in the consumer and enterprise segment in Saudi Arabia declin…
  • Slowing smartphone market in Brazil presents opportunity for local players 24 March 2015 The significant devaluation of the Brazilian Real currency will impact the sales of smartphones in the short term. Pyramid Research assesses the opportunities for local players. According to Pyramid Research, a total of 69.4 million mobile handsets were purchased in Brazil in 2014, with smartphones representing close to 75% of total sales. Brazil accounted for over 40% smartphones sold in Latin Am…
  • SVoD to generate 6% of pay TV revenue in China by 2016 11 March 2015 Subscription video on demand (SVod) will rise to 28.3 million users in China in 2016, as OTT players secure exclusive rights to paid sports content such as English Premier League, finds new report from Pyramid Research. The report shows that the uptake of subscription video on demand (SVoD) services in China will rise to 28.3 million users and generate over US$1.2 billion in 2016, accounting for 6…
  • Latin American enterprise cloud services to grow ten times faster than telecom services 26 February 2015 Pyramid Research expects enterprise cloud service revenue in Latin America to expand from US$6.5 billion in 2014 to US$21.5 billion in 2019 – growing ten times faster than telecommunication services. According to the new report by Pyramid Research, the enterprise cloud services market, including SaaS, IaaS and UCaaS, represented 5% of the total revenue of the telecommunications market in Latin Ame…
  • Nigeria to reach 182 million mobile subscribers in 2019 12 February 2015 Pyramid Research forecasts a positive outlook for the telecommunications market in Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa, with the mobile subscriber base growing to 182 million in the coming five years. According to a report by Pyramid Research, the Nigerian telecommunications market is expected to generate US$10.9 billion in 2019, up from a total of US$9.2 billion in 2013. Although growth in the…
  • OTT video picks up in emerging markets to become a truly global trend 27 January 2015 A new Pyramid Research report expects paid OTT revenue in emerging markets to expand from US$1.9 billion in 2014 to US$6.0 billion in 2019. According to the report, subscription video on demand (SVoD) services such as Netflix were available to 1.3% of emerging market households in 2014, with a user base of 19.4 million. This number is expected to grow to 6.4% by the end of 2019, increasing the use…
  • Governments drive fibre optic deployment in APAC 15 December 2014 The Asia Pacific region has been a hot bed of activity for fibre optic networks over the past few years, driven by government involvement in the deployment of fibre optic networks. The introduction of long term evolution (LTE) networks has, however, slowed down the momentum for fibre adoption and investment in the region. According to a new report from Pyramid Research, Asia Pacific is by far the …
  • Pyramid Research explores successful and emerging mobile data pricing strategies 03 December 2014 A new report by Pyramid Research identifies key pricing schemes operators are pursuing to encourage mobile data adoption and use worldwide. According to Pyramid, the transformation of the mobile operator business model is evident in data pricing schemes that are innovative and disruptive in an ever-competitive market landscape. Ozgur Aytar, Research Director at Pyramid, says: “With revenue per voi…
  • The Apple Watch: Pyramid Research finds Apple’s first move into wearables promising 15 September 2014 According to new data from Pyramid Research, the population penetration of smartwatches is projected to reach 14% in 2019, amounting to sales of around 200 million per year on average over the next five years. Apple’s brand, channels to market, strong following and large installed base of smartphones should position the company well in this sizeable, new product category, according to Jan ten Syth…