Press Releases

  • Fiber-optic to reach 5.1 million connections in Latin America by year-end 2015 18 August 2015 According to Pyramid Research’s latest Fixed Communications Demand Forecast, fixed lines in Latin America will reach 163.8 million by year-end 2015, with fiber-optic (FTTH/B) accounting for 5.1 million connections.   The number of fixed lines for voice and Internet services in Latin America will reach 163.8 million in 2015, an increase of 2.3% over 2014. This represents a broadband penetration rat…
  • The merger Wind-3 Italia may unlock convergence opportunities 07 August 2015 On 6 August 2015, CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, parent company of 3 Italia, and VimpelCom Limited, parent company of WIND, entered into an agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture that will manage the combined telecoms businesses. Completion is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected within twelve months.    In a new blog post, Pyramid Research's Director of Europe, Pablo Iacopino, expla…
  • Smart cities: Operator success closely linked to network robustness and convergence 29 July 2015 Smart cities offer new revenue streams for operators in maturing markets, but a less risky approach is to address various verticals that are attractive in themselves on a nationwide basis which can also form part of a broader smart city project.   A new report by Pyramid Research finds that smart cities are fundamentally attractive propositions for network operators because they drive demand for c…
  • Mobile subscriptions in Latin America to top 885 million by year-end 2020 15 July 2015 According to Pyramid Research’s most recent Mobile Data Forecast, mobile subscriptions in Latin America will reach 757.2 million by the end of 2015, with LTE accounting for 4.2% of all subscriptions. Data will account for 40% of total revenue, nearly double the 22% from 2011.  The number of mobile subscriptions in Latin America will increase by 3.3% to reach 757.2 million in 2015, accounting for a…
  • Qatar: One of the most advanced telecom markets in the Middle East 24 June 2015 Qatar's telecom services market is set to generate US$2.8 billion in service revenue by 2020, driven by operators' consistent investment in next generation networks capable of delivering new innovative products and services to the market. Pyramid Research expects the Qatari telecommunications market to generate total service revenue of US$2.8 billion in 2020, up from a forecast of US$2.3 billion …
  • Bolivia’s telecoms market is fastest growing in Latin America 04 June 2015 A new report by Pyramid Research finds that the Bolivian telecoms market will grow at a CAGR of 7.8% between 2014 and 2019, driven by broadband Internet and pay-TV. Although the telecoms market in Bolivia is one of the smallest in Latin America -- generating US$1 billion in 2014 -- it is the fastest growing market in the region. With a projected CAGR of 7.8% from 2014 to 2019, the Bolivian teleco…
  • Latin American enterprises to boost budgets for mobile apps and IoT/M2M services in 2015 12 May 2015 Enterprises in Latin America will increase their IT budget for mobile value-added services (MVAS), presenting a big opportunity for MNOs (Mobile Network Operators) and technology vendors. According to a new report by Pyramid Research, the demand for enterprise MVAS, such as mobile apps and IoT/M2M services, will experience a significant increase in Latin America in 2015. Indeed, a recent survey c…
  • 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 decli…
  • 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 A…