Frost.com - Mobile and Wireless Communications Research http://www.frost.com/c/10392/home.do - Mobile and Wireless Communications Research Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:56:17 Analysis of the Saudi Arabia Telecom Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA1E-01-00-00-00 This research service provides an analysis of the telecommunications market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The stakeholder scope includes mobile network operators (MNOs), fixed line operators and Internet Services Providers (ISPs). This study details the key telecom market indicators; telecom market developments in terms of technology, services, competition and infrastructure; and key regulatory trends and their impact on operators. It provides a snapshot of the telecom market trends in KSA in terms of market size, revenue, subscribers and penetration across the overall telecom as well as individual mobile, fixed line and broadband segments. It also explains the contribution by the prepaid and postpaid segments to overall mobile services. Further, it highlights key market drivers and restraints that are shaping the KSA telecom market. This study provides a detailed analysis of the competitive environment in terms of business model evolution, product line, technology leadership, product innovation, revenue growth, profitability, competitive differentiation and customer service for each of the three incumbent MNOs in the market STC, Mobily and Zain. Key industry best practices in terms of compelling value offer, managed services, service quality levels, converged offerings, ICT services offerings and digitised customer engagement are also detailed. The study explores key growth opportunities that operators will look at investing in and the strategic initiatives they will adopt to accelerate their digital transformation journey. It also throws light on the key predictions for the KSA telecom market, in terms of services diversification and technological advancements.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What is the importance of ICT in the Saudi Arabian economy?
  • Who are the key telecommunications players shaping the communication landscape in the region?
  • What are the key regulations driving growth?
  • What are the industry best practices which telecoms can capitalise on?
  • What emerging technologies will be advancing in the telecommunications market?
  • What are the key trends shaping the telecommunications market?
  • What are the potential growth opportunities in the Saudi Arabian Market?

Key Conclusion

In Conclusion, the Telecommunication operators in the KSA market will make key investments in 5G technology and rigorously engage in partnerships with key providers to strengthen their 5G offerings, while emerging as a forerunner in the 5G space.

Furthermore, Telecommunication operators will be increasingly investing in fibre and SDN/NFV during the next three  years in order to offer digital services in a more efficient manner, while also allowing them to become more agile in response to changing market and customer requirements.

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IoT in Agriculture, Africa, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=PA1D-01-00-00-00 This study focuses on an understanding of smart farming practices and the ways in which farmers can make data-driven decisions regarding crop rotation, planting and harvesting times, soil management, and weather prediction. The study will provide an analysis on the Sub-Saharan African region, with information on Middle East and North Africa added as necessary. The forecasting will include both the regions. The technology scope will cover the following categories: mobile application, sensors, robots, satellite imaging, and drones. The categories for start-ups are: finance and insurance, logistics and equipment sharing, communication tools, integrated platforms, precision agriculture, and IoT network. The study provides detailed information on key emerging technology convergence leading to the development of smart farming along with the key start-ups across the agriculture value chain, which requires automated processes and systems to sustainably increase output and influence economic growth. The study also describes the factors influencing technology convergence in the farming sector such as autonomous systems, data management and analytics, robots, wireless communication, and regulations, whilst highlighting the technologies that will play a significant part in improving agricultural processes by increasing control over resources and enhancing productivity globally and regionally. In terms of Africa s digital agriculture journey, it has been ascertained that mobile connectivity and applications are enabling farmers to have access to market-related information, digital financial services, and innovative services such as tractor sharing. Furthermore, the combination of ICT solutions such as precision equipment, Internet of Things (IoT), sensors, geo-positioning systems, data analytics, and drones is changing the way in which traditional farming is conducted in Africa.--BEGIN PROMO--

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the main components in the agriculture value chain and who are the key stakeholders?
  • What are the key global trends shaping the agricultural sector?
  • What are the key drivers and restraints affecting the development of the smart agriculture market?
  • What is the size of the MEA market?
  • Who are the key start ups in Africa driving the development and adoption of smart farming?
  • How are emerging African start-ups advancing in the smart farming market?
  • What are the potential growth opportunities that smart farming companies can capitalise on to grow their businesses and stay competitive?

Key Conclusion

Identify Economies of Scale: Global suppliers of agricultural products and equipment are the more attractive market for IoT than fragmented farming production. Nonetheless, some mega-farms can offer the scale to make IoT service provision profitable.

Gather Agriculture Data: African start-ups are gathering predictive intelligence that they believe will create an unassailable competitive advantage in key areas of agriculture and related industries. Predictions for the impact of weather, soil conditions, and livestock health will become increasingly accurate for Africa.

Monetise Data to Multiple Customer Types: Across all stages of the agriculture value chain, agricultural data is valuable for government departments, insurers, commodity traders, and developers of machine learning systems, among others.

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Global SD-WAN Vendor Market Mid-Year Forecasts, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=A314-00-97-00-00 The SD-WAN market is in the early growth stage of the product lifecycle. Key factors driving market adoption include: cost savings from efficient usage of private and public networks, ability to optimize hybrid cloud connectivity, and application-aware routing. In this research, we cover market trends driving SD-WAN adoption, as well as give a 5 year forecast for the market, and profiles of the leading vendors. Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100