Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: crystal ball gazing; more router hacks; Tunisian government to sell telecom stakes; Azure price hike.
- - While IoT-related revenues will remain at less than 1% of overall income for most operators, certain Tier 1 operators could see IoT revenues making up around 3% of their overall take;
- NFV will really take off, driven by the requirements of new services such as VoLTE;
- Automatic speech recognition technology will go truly mainstream, though Europe will trail behind the U.S. and China in terms of its deployment;
- The bulk of network investments will come in the form of upgrades rather than new rollouts.
— Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading