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Press release: Informa Telecoms & Media’s top predictions for 2014

Informa Telecoms & Media today revealed its predictions and trends for 2014 for the telecoms and media sectors. Telecoms operator consolidation will be a recurring theme throughout 2014. In addition to in-market consolidation – Informa Telecoms & Media is seeing a slow but steady transition to three-operator mobile markets – we expect to see regional… Read more

Mark Newman

CES 2014: A quiet year for media-centric announcements

Last week in Las Vegas, CES 2014 – the annual (Western) meeting of the world’s consumer-electronics firms – saw hundreds of announcements from companies highlighting their new products for the coming 12 months and beyond. Although there were some interesting media-industry announcements, it was an unusual year in that this highly hyped sector was overshadowed… Read more

Paul Jackson

Japanese operator dumps HFC for FTTH to meet market desire for fibre

The reasons behind the decision by Japanese cable operator Tonami Satellite Communications to abandon its HFC network in favour of a full migration to a Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network raise serious questions for broadband operators – and none of them are easy to answer. Tonami is a relatively small operator with just 28,000 subscribers on its… Read more

Tony Brown