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Netflix grows content budget to hold off newcomers, market remains confident

Published 13 Aug 2019 12:39 CET | World

Much has been said already about Netflix's disappointing subscriber growth in the second quarter. We take another look, now that the dust has settled and more new services ...

Mobile operators making radically different choices in first 5G launches

Published 23 Jul 2019 16:43 CET | World

The first 5G network has been active for a year already (Etisalat in the UAE) and the technology still raises many questions. Operators around the world are making radically ...

Can the studio majors do without the traditional distribution system?

Published 08 Jul 2019 18:05 CET | Netherlands, World

The media sector is on the eve of major changes. Apple, Disney, WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal are coming with new streaming services from the fall. What do we know so far? ...

ZTE weathers on with 5G ambitions despite trade war

Published 19 Jun 2019 16:44 CET | World

Preparations for rolling out 5G networks have not been the easiest for Chinese manufacturer ZTE, but the company is still working hard outside the spotlight. Despite American ...

5G wrap-up: more network activations, devices and use cases, but no consensus on pricing

Published 04 Jun 2019 20:21 CET | World

5G has become a reality over the past few months. Network activations have turned 5G into an established technology, albeit still in an early phase. The number of devices and ...

MVNOs work on partnerships, roaming to realise new opportunities in IoT market

Published 03 Jun 2019 14:19 CET | Western Europe, World

The opportunities for MVNOs to take a slice of the IoT market were a prominent topic at the recent MVNO World Congress in Amsterdam. Many see great chances for MVNOs to find ...

Wrap-up video market: new streaming services to accelerate cord-cutting

Published 13 May 2019 12:35 CET | Netherlands, World

The top three players in the Netherlands lost a net 10,000 TV customers in the first quarter. While some may have switched to smaller providers, cord-cutting is also having ...

5G wrapup: first network launches target mobility, FWA services, no edge computing yet

Published 01 May 2019 14:46 CET | World

The first 5G launches have taken place, in South Korea, the US, Switzerland and other countries. For the moment, the applications are not much different than 4G. Mobility, ...

Netflix success continues on originals, pricing power and distribution

Published 20 Feb 2019 12:34 CET | World

Netlfix is preparing for the future by experimenting with subscription formats and making peace with partners. After five months it's also found a new CFO, Spencer Neumann ...

5G dreams still a long way off

Published 23 Jan 2019 16:21 CET | Europe, World

The recent launches of the first 5G services in the US and Korea suggest the next generation of mobile networks is finally becoming reality. However, full 5G networks and ...

Hollywood studios prepare attack on OTT video market

Published 21 Jan 2019 16:17 CET | World

The OTT video market is dominated by the big internet companies and broadcasters, while telecom operators play a small role. In the coming year a new type of player will take ...

Netflix: the media company with an internet company valuation

Published 10 Dec 2018 15:18 CET | World

Netflix's share price has fallen over 30 percent from its peak in July. Over the same period, Disney's share price rose by 8 percent, suggesting investors back the company's ...

European smart home industry sees boost from growing smart speaker take-up

Published 16 Nov 2018 14:37 CET | France, United Kingdom, World

More and more manufacturers are adding IoT connectivity to their products, allowing products to be monitored for the first time, such as garage doors, shutters, windows and ...

IoT market slowly maturing, innovation and experimentation remain essential

Published 19 Oct 2018 08:40 CET | Europe, World

The IoT market is slowly maturing. The talk is no longer about what is IoT, but what is the business case of IoT. The 2018 Tele2 IoT Talks, recently held in Rotterdam, ...

Amazon's Alexa ranges from smart home to smart car - what's left for telcos?

Published 26 Sep 2018 16:06 CET | World

Amazon continues to expand its hardware portfolio, strengthening its offering for the smart home and expanding to the smart car. A smart TV is expected next, or more ...

Amazon breaks all records in Q2, with high growth in AWS, Prime, advertising

Published 27 Jul 2018 15:21 CET | World

Amazon's long-term strategy is paying off, based on its Q2 results. With its relentless focus on low prices and cash flow, Amazon has grown to a share of 5 percent of the ...

Alphabet Q2: ad business running at full steam, EU fine serves as warning

Published 25 Jul 2018 13:10 CET | World

Alphabet managed to maintain growth of over 20 percent in Q2 2018. While the gross margin fell and the EU fine put a dent in the operating margin, the result was still over ...

The broadcaster as curator

Published 03 Jul 2018 12:41 CET | Netherlands, World

In the video market value chain, broadcasters have a difficult time. These days they are looking for partnerships, but the question remains whether that works. They may need ...

Internet majors attack content and multi-play markets

Published 28 May 2018 16:44 CET | World

The big internet companies may be increasingly active on the content and communications markets, but they still miss one thing that the telecom and media companies have ...

Teleena offers fresh approach to scaling IoT opportunities

Published 16 May 2018 09:07 CET | Europe, World

Telecompaper recently spoke with Teleena about its strategy and focus on a horizontal approach to IoT. ...

MVNOs in crowded markets seek transition from B2C to B2B to find new growth opportunities

Published 03 May 2018 10:57 CET | World

MVNO markets are crowded in most Western European markets. In countries such as Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, there are more than 40 active players, although many ...

IoT offers opportunities for agile MVNOs with targeted services

Published 02 May 2018 08:44 CET | World

The opportunities are significant, not just in terms of growth but also the sheer size of the market as outlined by various market researchers and congress participants. ...

Greenwave Systems launches own IoT network

Published 11 Apr 2018 13:04 CET | World

Greenwave is aiming to build connectivity for Industrial IoT and Edge Analytics. Industrial companies know their processes well, but lack the connectivity to be able to ...

Spotify guidance disappoints, as YouTube prepares to step up the competition in music market

Published 29 Mar 2018 16:23 CET | World

Spotify has issued guidance for its Q1 and 2018 results, ahead of its stock market listing on 03 April. What's the outlook for the company, based on its financials and the ...

Wi-Fi usage starts to fall as consumers take up 4G, bigger data plans

Published 20 Mar 2018 16:49 CET | Netherlands, World

What's the future for Wi-Fi? Will there still be a place for a service being outpaced by mobile technology? Anyone who ever turns off the Wi-Fi on their phone and switches to ...