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The Commercial Case for Fixed-Mobile Convergence: The Short and Long View

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The Commercial Case for Fixed-Mobile Convergence: The Short and Long View
Published: April 28, 2016 Content info: 38 Slides
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"The success of convergence strategies is not guaranteed, but longer-term network convergence should solidify the commercial case."

The trend towards fixed-mobile convergence, propelled by consolidation, is shifting from Europe to many other regions. The aims are clear, but the evidence of success is patchy.

This report assesses:

  • what convergence is, apart from bundling
  • whether converged services actually make operators any more money
  • the evidence that consumers actually want these services
  • the factors that lead mobile operators to directly invest in fibre
  • whether mobile-only operators in developed markets can be viable in in the long term
  • the extent to which convergence as a trend will spread to emerging markets.

The main aims of retail and network convergence

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Rupert Wood (Research Director) is the lead analyst for our Fixed Networks and Wireless Networks research programmes, and his research focuses on next-generation networks and convergence. Rupert regularly contributes to the international press on a wide range of telecoms subjects and has been quoted by The Times, The Economist, Business Week, Telecommunications Online and Kommersant. Rupert has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Lecturer before joining Analysys Mason.

Stephen Wilson (Principal Analyst) contributes research to our Fixed Networks and Wireless Networks research programmes. He joined Analysys Mason as a Senior Analyst in November 2012, having previously worked for Informa Telecoms & Media. Stephen has more than 5 years of experience of covering the telecoms industry and specialises in analysing fixed broadband access technologies and strategies, as well as developments in European telecoms markets across fixed and mobile sectors. He has produced reports on DSL acceleration technologies as well as regular updates on European markets, notably in Central and Eastern Europe. Stephen is a graduate in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from St Catherine's College, Oxford University.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • THE RATIONALE FOR CONVERGENCE
  • FUTURE BUNDLING TRENDS AND RETAIL SUCCESS
  • FUTURE NETWORK TRENDS
  • APPENDIX: CASE STUDIES
  • ABOUT THE AUTHORS AND ANALYSYS MASON
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