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Demand for IPTV services picked up "significantly" last year, according to US research firm MRG, which estimates that the number of IPTV subscribers worldwide rose 36% in 2012 to reach 77mn, with strong growth in all geographic regions.
The number of homes in the Middle East and North Africa paying for IPTV services is expected to overtake that of cable TV in 2016, with Turkey and Egypt leading the way, according to new figures from UK firm Digital TV Research.
The digital TV revolution has well and truly arrived in Sub-Saharan Africa, with penetration set to increase from just over a third (35.3%) of TV homes at the end of 2012 to 95.5% by 2018, according to Digital TV Research.
On my most recent trip to Africa to speak at the Africacast conference last month, I was struck once again by the region’s ambition. Home to over 1 billion people and a rapidly growing middle class, Africa has become a focal point of growth and ingenuity for the telecoms industry
It was allegedly Lord Leverhulme, the British soap tycoon, who complained that half his advertising budget was wasted. The trouble, he said, was that he didn’t know which half. Advertisers like to think they have improved measurement in the past hundred years, but now there is a new risk.
According to the results of Informa Telecoms & Media’s annual industry survey, innovation is a key priority for global telecoms and media players in 2013. Over 500 senior executives from across both these sectors were asked how their businesses and markets would perform in 2013 and the role innovation would play in driving future revenue growth.
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