This week we look at the benefits of mobile broadband in Algeria and Russia; wait for elections in Nigeria; let African operators show us the mMoney; see how Wi-Fi helps redirect (smartphone) traffic; and end with end-to-end management systems. It's all this week in an edition of Research Rewind to be named later.
- This week Pyramid Research published two new Country Intelliegence Reports. In "Algeria: Political Changes May Benefit Telecom Sector," the story is the continuing dominance of broadband through 2015, with mobile data playing a key part. In "Russia: Data Connectivity Boom to Spur Market Growth," we report that the uptake of mobile broadband will grow exponentially in the next few years.
- Nigeria's elections have been delayed, and it's caused some uncertainty in the telecom sector, with one potentially large player waiting it out. As Pyramid Research analyst Majd Hosn writes in his a latest Pyramid Point blog post, whoever wins the elections should view the telecom sector as an example of the good news that can come from the strife-riven country.
- Meanwhile, mobile money (mMoney) in Africa is becoming big business, as Pyramid Research analyst Ronda Zelezny-Green writes in her latest Pyramid Point blog post, "mMoney in Africa: A Win for MNOs, GDPs and M4D."
- While working on a new report on Wi-Fi Offload for Mobile Operators, Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown uncovered research showing that Wi-Fi is already taking much of the burden of smartphone traffic growth." Read more about the study in his Heavy Lifting blog post, "Mobile Wi-Fi Offload."
- End-to-end order management systems will improve the customer experience – and service providers' bottom line. That's the conclusion drawn by Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Ari Banerjee is his latest Heavy Lifting blog post, "The Order Management Revolution."
— Matt Donnelly, Managing Editor, Pyramid Research