Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
According Ovum, telcos are currently struggling against Mobile Instant Messaging Services (MIMS) which is slowly eroding SMS revenue. The research firm released a report that focuses on South Korea which is known for having the highest penetration rate for MIMS in the world. Mark Ranson, Ovum Analyst: “The threat of MIMS is real, but the [...]
All together now: “Nooo!!!” Globe is considering the gradual toning down of its UNLI data offerings in a bid to prevent network abuse. Enest Cu, Globe president and chief executive: “At some point, we would have to follow the American example, or the developed market example. I think, the unlimited plans would have to be [...]
Ovum. Yep, Ovum: There will be $213.8B new revenues up for grabs in the telco sector between 2012 and 2015, from 11 telco segments. John Lively, Ovum chief forecaster and report author: “Telecoms operators around the world face a common challenge – maintaining positive revenue growth in the face of declining voice services and a [...]
According to research firm Ovum, Global telcos have barely scratched the surface of business opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. The analyst firm stated in a new report that although global telecoms companies have begun to target Asia-Pacific in earnest, they have yet to win a significant amount of business. David Molony, Ovum Principal Analyst (and [...]
The number of text, picture, and video messages sent in Asia Pacific (AP) will exceed 3.5 trillion this year, up 14 percent from the three trillion last year. The global messaging market goes to 7.5 trillion in traffic for 2011, with the Asia Pacific holding almost 50% of the share. In a new forecast, Ovum [...]
Ovum: the end is near! According to the research firm, Philippine telco revenue from SMS is expected to decline by 2015 amidst the rise of other alternative communication modes, particularly social networks. Troll: Facebook and Twitter. Telco earnings for 2010 are estimated to have reached $1.768 billion, a mere 1.5% higher from the year before. [...]
Nicole McCormick, OVUM senior analyst: “The PLDT-Digitel deal will likely be business as usual for the short term, as market leader PLDT has no plans to end Sun Cellular’s unlimited services. However, further out, we would expect a more rational tariff environment which is a good thing for operators and not necessarily a bad thing [...]