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Upside for Mobile Internet-Enabled Growth in East Asia

mobile internet in East Asia

Within the ASEAN master plans, internet connectivity is recognized as fundamental to deepening regional integration and achieving AEC goals. However, there is a marked contrast, from 73% penetration in Singapore to little more than 1% in Myanmar.

via World Economic Forum

How WhatsApp will Reach One Billion Users Later in 2015

WhatsApp

WhatsApp now has 800 million monthly active users, continuing a pace of growth that may put the mobile messaging app on track to hit one billion users later this year. Meanwhile, mobile network service provider SMS usage and associated revenue continues to decline.

via WSJ

Mobile eTicketing is Gaining New Momentum Worldwide

Mobile eTicketing

The volume of mobile and online ticketing in both the developed and developing parts of the world is increasing. Online ticketing, along with the increasing adoption of smartphones and tablets, has revolutionized the way consumers purchase e-tickets.

via Digital Lifescapes

American Pay-TV Revenue Gains are Dominated by the Telcos

Although AT&T and Verizon currently rank fifth and sixth among pay-TV operators in the U.S. in terms of subscribers, their total company revenues far exceed those of their competitors. Between them they reported total revenues of $67.6 billion for the last quarter of 2014.

via informitv

Software-Defined Networking Revenue will Reach $11.3 Billion

According to Mind Commerce, enterprise-grade Software-Defined Networking deployments are expected to reach a 56.5% CAGR — generating $8 billion in revenue over the next five years, with carrier-grade SDN generating a 45.9% CAGR on $3 billion in revenue by 2020.

via TM Forum

Smart Government Initiatives will Drive the Internet of Things

the Internet of Things

The evolving Internet of Things (IoT) sector within the Asia-Pacific region will continue its rapid expansion, with the number of units connected to increase from 3.1 billion today to 8.6 billion by 2020, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC).

via Digital Lifescapes

How American Telcos Killed the Landline with Pricing Strategies

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The telco landline is an unwanted expense in America — by design, due to price increases. According to a recent study, more than four in 10 U.S. adults lived in households with a mobile phone but no landline phone last year — that’s up 70% over 2010, when mobile phone-only penetration was just 26%.

via eMarketer

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