Frost.com - Communications Services Research http://www.frost.com/c/10331/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10331/home.do - Communications Services Research Frost & Sullivan Australia Data Center Services Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9CA-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P9CA-01-00-00-00 Hyperscale public cloud service providers have been key in driving demand for data center services in Australia, particularly in the cities of Sydney and Melbourne. Many global public cloud providers (such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google) have significantly increased their uptake of wholesale data center capacities in recent years. Additionally, escalating costs in the Sydney CBD region, especially with regard to average costs of prime land, have resulted in Australia s cloud providers and multi-national corporations (MNCs) looking to base their local operations in other cities within Australia. Perth is emerging as an attractive city in terms of international connectivity to global markets, especially given the ongoing construction of the APX-West subsea cable linking Perth to Singapore. APX-West is due for completion in 2018. Separately there is an ongoing adoption of modular data centers by industries such as education (research facilities), construction and mining, where data processing is required to be close to the edge to end-users in remote areas. Vendors are also jumping on the bandwagon to offer modular data centers. At the same time, data center modernization has emerged as a leading priority for many enterprises in Australia. Data Center Management-as-a-Service (DCM-as-a-Service) is likely to become commonplace, where monitored data into an enterprise s data center operations are sent to a service provider s cloud, and offered on an on-demand basis. How can data center operators in Australia capitalize on the opportunities above, to increase their revenue streams? At the same time, what are some other key growth opportunities that data center service providers can create to support end-users in their data center modernization roadmaps, amid the increasingly competitive market participant landscape in Australia? Some key questions this study will answer: What is the addressable market opportunity for the Australia Data Center services market? What is the expected growth rate and key drivers of growth for specific services areas? What are the significant developments in the Data Center space in Australia? What are the driving and restraining factors that will shape the future of the Data Center services market in Australia? What are the key customer adoption trends in the Data Center market in Australia? What drives sales in specific market segments? What is the current competitive landscape in Australia? Which are the key players in the market and what are their market strategies? How is the competitive landscape expected to evolve in the future? Where are the growth opportunities and what are some actionable recommendations that service providers and vendors can do to capitalize on these opportunities? Thu, 9 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +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 Enabling the Transfer of Value through Blockchain and IoT http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297951310 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297951310 Blockchain is a transparent, open distributed ledger system that can keep track of financial, data, and material transactions. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100