Amidst the hype, 5G still needs to prove its worth, says GlobalData

Amidst the hype, 5G still needs to prove its worth, says GlobalData

The ‘race to 5G’ has moved beyond the telecoms industry and become a priority for governments around the world, but it remains unclear whether the end result will ultimately be worth the effort, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company’s latest report, ‘5G – Thematic Research’, states that the hype around 5G has […]

MVNOs share of total mobile subscriptions in Africa and Middle East is forecast to reach 0.73% by 2023, says GlobalData

MVNOs share of total mobile subscriptions in Africa and Middle East is forecast to reach 0.73% by 2023, says GlobalData

Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) accounted for 0.66% of Africa and the Middle East (AME)’s total mobile subscriptions in 2017. This share is expected to grow slightly over the forecast period to reach 0.73% by 2023, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Declining voice prices and the emergence of over-the-top (OTT) applications […]

Monthly mobile data usage per subscriber in Africa and Middle East to reach 4.6GB by 2022, says GlobalData

Monthly mobile data usage per subscriber in Africa and Middle East to reach 4.6GB by 2022, says GlobalData

Africa and Middle East’s (AME) monthly mobile data usage per subscriber is forecast to more than double between 2017 and 2022, reaching 4.6GB by the end of the forecast period, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Growth will be supported by the increasing availability of sub $50 smartphones, falling data prices and […]

Virgin Media mobile subscriptions forecast to fall slightly to 2022, says GlobalData

Virgin Media mobile subscriptions forecast to fall slightly to 2022, says GlobalData

Despite recent strong revenue growth, Virgin Mobile’s mobile subscriptions are expected to fall slightly over the next five years, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Virgin Media recently reported its earnings for the quarter ending 31 March 2018, announcing strong year-on-year revenue growth of 5.2%, bringing total revenue up to £1.278 bn for […]

Increasing number of mobile operators in Israel will drive mobile subscribers to 11.3 million by 2022, says GlobalData

Increasing number of mobile operators in Israel will drive mobile subscribers to 11.3 million by 2022, says GlobalData

Israel has a relatively small population of almost 9 million people and a saturated telecom market with over five mobile operators and a number of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). Despite this challenge, 018 Xfone launched a new mobile operator under the brand ‘We4G’ which entered the mobile market in April 2018 and has network […]

Middle East and Africa see growth in average monthly mobile minutes of use per subscriber, says GlobalData

Middle East and Africa see growth in average monthly mobile minutes of use per subscriber, says GlobalData

The average monthly mobile voice usage per subscriber in the Middle East and Africa will remain stable in 2018, despite the growing adoption of over-the-top (OTT) voice applications such as Skype, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. OTT voice applications can have a negative impact on telecom operators’ […]

As the number of remote workers in the US grows, so will the demand for 5G, observes GlobalData

As the number of remote workers in the US grows, so will the demand for 5G, observes GlobalData

Half of all workers in the US will work remotely by 2020 as cities become more congested and workers demand more flexible working conditions. To drive this remote working future, 5G mobile internet will be needed, observes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. As GlobalData Technology Analyst Glen Hunt comments, “5G commercialization is one […]

UK operators must address the growing need for broadband in rural areas, says GlobalData

UK operators must address the growing need for broadband in rural areas, says GlobalData

UK residents and businesses located in rural areas should push for improved access to ultrafast broadband (with connectivity at 300 Mbps and above) and 5G services, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. One of the primary inhibitors to economic growth in the UK is the shortage of internet access services and lack […]

Mobile data costs vary greatly across Europe, with Belgium and the UK paying the most, says GlobalData

Mobile data costs vary greatly across Europe, with Belgium and the UK paying the most, says GlobalData

The cost of mobile data in European countries varies substantially, with Belgium and the UK offering the least data per Euro, while Romania offers the most, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Consumers may not expect €10 to buy a lot of mobile data in northern and western European nations, but the […]