OTT TV zone
Finland-based telecoms equipment vendor Nokia Siemens Networks has brought together its operations in the Middle East and in Africa to create a new, single, regional organisation structure covering the MEA region, headed up by Igor Leprince, previously in charge of Middle East operations.
A new over-the-top (OTT) video service has launched in South Africa, targeting Pan-Africa and the African diaspora, and offering some of the continent's most compelling content, including Nollywood and Tanzanian Swahiliwood films.
A major new report from Informa Telecoms & Media (publisher of IP&TV News) has found that over-the-top (OTT) video will be worth more than US$37bn globally in 2017 - a big figure no doubt, but put into perspective by predictions that this will still be less than 10% of total video revenues.
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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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