Frost.com - Mobile and Wireless Communications Research http://www.frost.com/c/10392/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10392/home.do - Mobile and Wireless Communications Research Frost & Sullivan Next Generation Tablet Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1C0-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1C0-01-00-00-00 Tablets are a mobile device category which support advanced computing capabilities on a larger (7"+) screen, but do not have traditional integrated voice functionality. 'Next Generation' tablets run advanced operating system software that provides a standardized platform for application development and 'connected' content consumption. While the overall tablet market has declined slightly in recent years, there are a number of growth opportunities in the market. Some of these opportunities include low-end, content focused designs, detachables and other hardware accessories, partnerships with content providers, and integrated software portals for content and social applications. Content continues to be a key driver in the tablet market. As connected consumers enjoy their favorite videos, TV shows, or movies, providers look for the best way to monetize on content consumption. Many wireless carriers, for example, are offering pre-defined content for free or at a discounted price as part of a tablet service bundle. Mobile video remains a constant driver for tablets due to the larger screen sizes. Compared to smartphone, connected consumers prefer a larger screen for video. Global wireless carriers continue to add content provider applications to "allowed" lists which enable customers to stream video and audio content without being charged for the data usage. Tablets, ultrabooks, and laptops continue to evolve and canibalize the market. As a result, tablet manufacturers need to adjust their designs to create more powerful devices that can handle the complex tasks of laptops, while maintaining the convenience of a tablet. 2-in-1 ultra-mobile computers with tablet-like size and funtionality, but computer-like processing power and capabilities, are gaining traction in the high-end tablet market. Moreover, the recent success of Microsoft's Surface Pro and Surface Book as well as Apple's MacBook Air products have created a third purchasing choice for consumers which has reduced the demand for traditional high-end tablets. Detachables are rapidly becoming a standard for tablets, and over the next three years Frost & Sullivan expects that over 80 percent of all tablets will be designed to work as detachables, with custom keyboards either being sold with the tablet, or as an add-on and sold separate. Key hardware opportnities also arise from the need for more advanced specifications - processors, cameras, memory, storage capacity, etc. As these areas are addressed, Frost & Sullivan believes more tablets will be purchased to replace the more cumbersome and less mobile laptops. This study examines the evolving global tablet market and breaks out shipments by manufacturer and operating system in each region. Furthermore, it assesses the drivers, restraints, and with key growth opportunities within the market. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:12:43 +0000 Brazil s Total Telecommunications Services Market and the Impact of Mega Trends Outlook, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K19D-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K19D-01-00-00-00 This Frost & Sullivan research service entitled Analysis of the Brazil s Total Telecommunications Services Market and the Impact of Mega Trends Outlook provides market sizing and forecasts by segment and technology, both in terms of lines and revenue, as well as market share figures. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following markets: fixed telephony (habilitation, monthly fee, local traffic, national and international long-distance traffic, advanced voice, interconnection and other services), data communications (dedicated IP, VPN IP MPLS, private lines, circuits, VSAT, international data, Metro-Ethernet, WAN, and LAN management), fixed broadband (ADSL, cable modem, FTTH, and wireless), pay TV (DTH, cable TV, IPTV, and MMDS) and mobile services (habilitation, local traffic, long-distance traffic, interconnection, Internet access, SMS, VAS, M2M others). Market trends that are examined include regulations, macroeconomic trends, technological developments, partnerships, acquisitions, and general trends in the country. The study explores growth opportunities that will be created by telecommunications service providers and identifies potential business models. It evaluates telecommunications service providers future focus on infrastructure, technologies, services, and business models, and includes a 2016 market share analysis. Analysis for 2016 to 2022 includes measurements for type of service/technology breakdown; 2016 2022 growth rates are provided. Insights about segments (residential, SMB and large business) and regions are also discussed in detail. Strategies, a competitive landscape, growth analysis, and future focus are discussed for telecommunications providers (for example, Telefonica VIVO, Am rica M vil, and Oi) pertaining to 2016. The base year for the study is 2016, with 2017-2022 as forecast period. Key questions this study will answer: What are the trends in the market regarding technology, competition, consumer demands, and the economy? Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? Which telecommunications services present the highest growth opportunities from 2016 to 2022? What are the main industry restraints that operators will face until 2022? How are the residential, SMB, and corporate segments performing? How are revenue divided among regions of Anatel? Tue, 7 Nov 2017 12:42:44 +0000 Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Money Remittances Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCA0-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCA0-01-00-00-00 Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is witnessing a surge migration within the region and to other parts of the world such as North America and Europe. As a continent, Africa had a net migration population of over 11 million in 2015, predominantly economic migration. This has been instrumental in the growing volume of international remittances flowing into the region, as migrant workers transfer money to family members in their countries of origin. International money transfers were estimated to be $33 billion in 2016 and were expected to grow by 3.9% over the period 2016-2021, to reach $39.9 billion in 2021. Mainstream money transfer operators (MTOs) such as MoneyGram and Western Union dominate the market for international remittances across Africa. Due to their high service cost, consumers have also relied on informal channels, estimated to make up 75% of the total volume of remittances. The growing adoption of mobile money services has seen consumers increasingly turn to mobile money for their remittances, largely due to their relative convenience and affordability compared to the services of mainstream MTOs. It is estimated that 2.6% of the remittances in 2016 flowed through mobile money wallets, primarily in East African and West African markets, which have a greater uptake of mobile money services. By 2021, mobile money wallets will account for 4.5% of the total value of international remittances. The study focuses on the current structure of tower ownership between mobile network operators (MNOs) and towercos and how this is expected to evolve over the long term. The report also provides an overview of the current and expected base of mobile towers in the region, highlighting potential opportunities in the market and competitive structure across selected countries. Mobile network operators (MNOs) will need to consider partnerships with clearing and settlement platform providers such as TerraPay in order to drive the use of mobile money-based remittances. MNOs with a large SSA footprint should consider creating remittance corridors in the region by enabling international transfers across the operations in which they have a presence as a way to enter the market. MTOs face the growing risk of being dis-intermediated by the MNOs mobile money wallets, and will need to consider either partnerships with Fintechs or leveraging technology in order to make their services more affordable. At a cost of 11.2% of the transaction value, banks continue to be the most expensive channel to send remittances. Processing remittances through mobile money wallets is by far the cheapest option available to consumers at just over a quarter of the cost charged by the banks. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100