Analyst Insights

  • Pyramid Research Perspectives on Mobile World Congress 2016: Key Developments and Analyst Takeaways 15 March 2016 This year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona had an unprecedented power to bring together top executives and influential leaders from an increasing variety of industries, from transportation and logistics, financial services and hospitality to healthcare, automotive and agriculture and food. Digital business transformation was a predominant theme, as virtually every vertical pursues digitalizati…
  • Key Insights from the Latest Consumer Survey and Demand Outlook for Digital Services 12 February 2016 Pyramid Research has just launched Digital Consumer Insight Packs that combine comprehensive, end-user survey driven Digital Consumer Analyzer reports published in December 2015 with granular, county-level demand market sizing forecasts for communications and media sectors and  in-depth country reports.  The Digital Consumer Insight Packs are focused on key countries including Germany, the Netherl…
  • ICT Predictions 20 January 2016 According to Pyramid’s ICT Predictions report, telcos will see a significant upside in smart home, insurance, automotive and security sectors, and greater usage of cloud services, M2M/IoT solutions, and mCommerce solutions in enterprise markets in 2016 worldwide.  Internet giants  including Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple will give telcos a run for their money in these greenfield domains howeve…
  • MVNOs, OTT and IoT/M2M Insights to Support Year-end Budgeting & Planning Efforts 16 November 2015 Pyramid Research’s 2015 edition of Insight Packs are now available and provide an examination of disruptive business models challenging established business models, pushing the boundaries of innovation and driving new growth opportunities. For more information, download the Insight Packs 2015.
  • Pyramid Research Digital Consumer Analyzer: Insights on the UK Connected Market 14 October 2015 The Q3 2015 Digital Consumer Analyzer for the UK market reveals a high level of customer satisfaction with mobile and fixed broadband service providers in UK – 86% and 79% respectively – although mobile customers perceive a better “value for money”. However, fixed broadband customer satisfaction has been declining over the last three quarters, mostly due to reduced satisfaction with customer servi…
  • Enterprise Mobile Value-Added Services Market Opportunity for MNOs 01 September 2015 Mobile network operators are in a strong position in the provisioning of MVAS because they own the network infrastructure and have relationships with SMBs, large enterprises and corporate segments, in addition to their strong ties with technology vendors. Mobile operator MVAS portfolios are quite comprehensive in Western Europe and North America. Elsewhere, however, the MNO participation in this s…
  • Cellular M2M Market Positioning and Opportunity for Mobile Operators 22 June 2015 Pyramid Research expects the true growth in the M2M market to come both through the inclusion of new M2M devices in MNO networks and through the upselling of additional value-added services to existing M2M SIMs through a data aggregation model. Indeed, M2M VAS can boost MNO revenue and yield attractive margins. While profit margins for the provision of connectivity alone are in the order of 10%, m…
  • The New Telco Name for OTTS: Over the Tax 01 September 2013 Pressure is mounting on European governments and the EU to introduce measures to tax over-the-top (OTT) providers. Telcos and pay-TV providers are calling for new fiscal measures to extract money from international OTT providers that maintain legal headquarters outside their markets yet make sales and profits there.
  • Buy-back and Trade-in Programs Reduce The Weight of Subsidies for Mobile Operators 01 July 2013 Through buy-back and trade-in programs, mobile customers are encouraged to sell back their old smartphones to the operator in exchange for cash, service vouchers, gift cards and such. The second-hand devices are subsequently refurbished and sold back to other customers.
  • Operators as Merchant Aggregators: M-Commerce Strategy 01 May 2013 For mobile operators, merchant aggregation is an attractive opportunity that can be approached in different ways. The key prerequisite for a successful online mall is to provide a secure, trusted and easy-to-use environment for browsing through and paying for online products and services.