CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Feb. 23, 2011 Slovakia $340 million www.pyr.com
euro 1.75 billion $2.04 billion Julian Morrison
Broadband service expansion, driven by competition, as well as the support of the EC Digital Agenda, will be the main revenue generator for the fixed segment. The expansion of broadband coverage will in turn drive the adoption of ancillary services, such as IPTV, to grow at a CAGR of 16.3 percent in local currency terms during the forecast period. On the mobile front, MVNOs’ recent market entry will further increase competition and will consequently be reflected in operators’ share.
"With the ensuing increase in competition, the importance of integrated services strategies and converged bundled offerings is set to increase markedly. These offerings will provide not only a defensive mechanism against churn for operators but also an ARPS growth opportunity and the ability for operators to command a greater share of a household’s combined telecom spend," Morrison adds. "Slovak Telecom’s decision to integrate their mobile and fixed arms to be able to offer converged products highlights the increased level of competition that the former incumbent is now experiencing in both segments."
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SOURCE Pyramid Research