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Analyst View: Paypal embraces NFC in a move to strengthen its mobile payments play in bricks and mortar retail

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PayPal has done well to acquire Paydiant, an attractive US start up that has developed a flexible mobile wallet platform. Paydiant’s white label wallet platform is proving popular with retailers and banks that want to provide and their own m-commerce services, rather than be part of third party proposition such as Google Wallet and ApplePay. […]

Analyst View: Samsung’s entry into the Mobile Payments Market poses more challenges to Google than Apple

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Samsung’s acquisition of US mobile payments start-up LoopPay signifies an intensification of the rush to mobile payments development in the wake of Apple Pay’s launch. Here are thoughts from Ovum’s, Gilles Ubaghs, Senior Analyst, Financial Services Technology: “Since being established in 2012, LoopPay has risen quickly from a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in 2013, through to […]

Fixed broadband market in Brazil shows substantial regional imbalances

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Competition in Brazil’s fixed broadband market is concentrated in a small number of cities: 57% of Brazilian cities have just one operator either commanding the majority of connections or as the sole provider in the city, according to global analyst firm Ovum.  Additionally, this analysis shows that fixed broadband has not penetrated in large areas […]

Analyst View: BT/EE: Attention now turns to getting regulatory approval

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On February 5, 2015, BT announced that it has agreed definitive terms to acquire EE for £12.5bn. With the due diligence now complete and financing in place, attention now turns to getting the necessary regulatory clearance from UK competition authorities. The competition investigation is likely to focus on spectrum holdings and wholesale access for other […]

Ovum sees Internet content providers powering network capex growth

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Communications industry capex is shifting rapidly to favor Internet content providers (ICPs) such as Google, Apple, and Facebook as traditional telcos tighten their capex budgets in the face of weak revenues, according to global analyst firm Ovum. According to a new forecast* from Ovum, ICP capex grew from US$23bn in 2008 to US$46bn in 2013, […]