This week we look at 10GE components, squash gray markets for handsets, look at the adoption curve for NFC-enabled handsets, run with Kenyan telecoms, make a bad Yota joke and look at mobile data packaging. It's all this week in a humorless edition of Research Rewind.
- Heavy Reading's latest Components Insider, "10GE Survey: TEMs Rate PHY, Switch & Optical Suppliers," analyzes the use of 10GE PHY, switch and optical components by telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs), based on an exclusive worldwide survey of telecom engineers, designers, product managers and sales/marketing personnel. (For more, see Heavy Reading Analyst Simon Stanley's blog post, "Mature Components Market Drives 10GE Rollout.")
Pyramid's newest Africa & Middle East Insider, "Squashing Gray Markets for Mobile Handsets," looks at ways handset manufacturers and governments can join together to reduce the spread of off-brand handsets.
- Meanwhile, a new Global Insider, "NFC-Enabled Smartphones to Account for 28% of Global Market by 2015," looks at the rise of NFC handsets and why consumers will start to buy them in larger numbers.
- Kenya is a rising star in the AME telecom world, writes Pyramid research analyst Majd Hosn. In his latest Pyramid Point blog post, "Kenyans Sprint Toward a Strong Telecom Future," he details some of the reasons why.
- Meanwhile, in Russia, Pyramid Reseach analyst Sylwia Boguszewska ignores the obvious Star Wars reference in her blog post about LTE in Russia: "LTE in Russia Gets a Big Boost from Yota."
- Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Graham Finnie blogs this week that "a revolution is in the air in mobile data packaging and pricing – and for the most part, it's happening in non-Western and emerging markets." Read more about it in his Heavy Lifting blog post.
That's Research Rewind for this week. Until next Friday, we'll see you online at Pyramid Research and Heavy Reading. May the telecom be with you!
— Matt Donnelly, Managing Editor, Pyramid Research