– Northstream: 2014 to be big year for LTE in Europe

Next year will see LTE reach 50 per cent subscriber penetration in multiple European markets, according to latest research by Northstream. Operators’ revenue from media consumption will enjoy its peak year. However, Northstream warned that in the long term they will lose out as consumers choose platform-independent online media providers over being tied to a fixed set of pre-defined content packages for their content demands.

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Next read - Operators should give up on chasing size and scale

But for the telecoms market, deals like this, which outsource functions or strip out assets like tower or copper networks to sell them to third parties who then run them more profitably than their original owners, may well be the coming thing, according to the CEO of analyst house, Northstream, Bengt Nordström. Telecom Italia is not typical. [...]
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