Analyst Insights

  • 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.