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.
Du, one of the two main telcos in the United Arab Emirates, saw a small improvement in the number of subscribers for its IPTV service during the first quarter of this year to reach 124,000, up 6% annually.
Despite the current interest in over-the-top (OTT) delivery, managed IPTV services continue to clock up lots of new subscribers, according to Pyramid Research, which reveals that developed Asian markets are adding the largest numbers.
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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