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M2M is already a $10B sector: SMEs and emerging markets are the major growth opportunities

Machine-to-machine (M2M) is often portrayed as a nascent industry sector. However, operators are already generating strong revenue in this sector, amounting to USD10 billion worldwide in 2013, and increasing to USD88 billion by 2023. Future growth opportunities will be realised in emerging regions as applications are tailored to local markets and the cost of solutions declines.


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U.S. LTE operators achieve 4G success by focusing on coverage and multi-device strategies

LTE represents an opportunity for operators to increase revenue by pricing the new service at a premium. However, the successful LTE operators in the USA are not following that strategy: continued traffic growth from additional usage and multiple devices is encouraging users towards more expensive plans, which is resulting in consistently increasing ARPU.


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More than 35% of mobile connections will be 4G by 2016 in developed Asia–Pacific markets

Developing appropriate pricing and differentiation strategies for 4G services will be a critical challenge for operators in Asia wanting to monetise investments in 4G as advanced mobile networks are rolled out across the region, according to a new report titled ‘The developed Asia–Pacific telecoms market: trends and forecasts 2011–2016’ from global telecoms and media specialists Analysys Mason (www.analysysmason.com).


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LTE Cannot Come Soon Enough for Some Operators

LTE is continuing to gain momentum, and for some operators it cannot come soon enough, states the latest report from Analysys Mason entitled Operator strategies for network evolution: the road to LTE, which details how wireless data traffic will increase tenfold in developed markets in the period to 2015....
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