This week we look at mobile social networks, Cameroon's telecom outlook, Virgin Mobile's entry into Latin American telco markets, Bharti Airtel's strategy for Africa, and coopetition among Malaysian operators and recap The Cable Show. It's all in this edition of Research Rewind.
European operators must continue to attract mobile social networking users through innovative devices and attractive tariffs, but they must also learn about social networking in order to be at the forefront of changing communications patterns and to time the changes in tariff structures across their portfolio to minimize cannibalization of their core services. That's the message of Pyarmid's new Insider report, "The Peril and Promise of Mobile Social Networks for Operators." Click the link to download a free excerpt.
This week Pyramid Research published a new Country Intelligence Report, "Cameroon: New Mobile Licenses Offer Foothold in Small But Growing Market." This is a five-year telco market forecast, including a focus on new business opportunities for operators, handset manufacturers and others. You can download free excerpts of all 60 CIRs (one for each country we cover) here.
- In the Pyramid blogosphere this week, analysts discussed the implications of Virgin Mobile's entry into Latin American telco markets, Bharti Airtel's strategy for Africa and coopetition among Malaysian operators.
- On the Heavy Reading side, Senior Analyst Alan Breznick previewed The Cable Show, which happened this week in Chicago. Light Reading also has a dedicated section on the news coming out of The Cable Show.
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