Press Releases

  • 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…
  • 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 …
  • 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 Am…