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  • Enterprise IT Strategy and Selection

    62% of UK firms lack full cyber security insurance - despite a rise in overall coverage

    By Information Age 15 Aug 2018

    Maxine Holt, research director at Ovum, said: “Although UK organisations perform well in terms of the uptake of cyber insurance, the fact that fewer than 40% have comprehensive insurance demonstrates there is still some way to go for these firms to have a broad view of their security posture and how to present it for insurance.”

  • Service Provider Market Middle East and Africa

    Ovum Expands In South Africa

    By The African Business Fortune Magazine 13 Aug 2018

    Leading global market research, data and advisory firm Ovum has expanded its research team in South Africa to better serve the growing needs of the African market.  

  • Service Provider Markets

    Customers Weigh In on Wholesale Telecom Suppliers

    By Light Reading 06 Aug 2018

    Ovum quizzed fixed and wireless network operators, fixed and wireless virtual network operators, converged service providers that sell fixed and wireless services, content owners, and even non-telco intermediaries such as systems integrators.

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Overwatch League: London Spitfire triumph in first final

    By BBC 30 Jul 2018

    "Overwatch League is a lot further down the line in terms of putting together a professionally produced, glitzy tournament," said Ed Barton, chief entertainment analyst at the consultancy Ovum. "The team owners are also heavily financially committed, having had to put up something like $20m each to buy a franchise."

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Streaming Floods Past Pay-TV in U.K. as Biz Goes Over the Top

    By Variety 25 Jul 2018

    “The U.K. is now among the first international markets to follow the trend from the U.S.,” said Tony Gunnarsson, principal analyst at London-based Ovum. “We’re seeing the same trend across a few other markets, including the Nordics, Australia and New Zealand. Looking ahead, most mature international markets are heading this way.”

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    African SVOD Is Growing but Analysts Foresee Challenges

    By Variety 23 Jul 2018

    “South Africa is by far the largest market in Africa; outside of SA, premium paid-for OTT is totally a niche activity,” said Tony Gunnarsson, principal analyst at Ovum. “Netflix dominates the paid market already and is likely to continue to do so for foreseeable future. Other services from Showmax to Kwese Play (iFlix) are battling out for whatever is left of a tiny market.”

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    How the BBC and ITV are fixing delays on World Cup live streams

    By Wired UK 11 Jul 2018

    "Latency is going to be reduced at some point in time," says Kedar Mohite, an analyst at consultancy firm Ovum. "We're going to have a broadcast TV experience on digital but I think it is going to take some time."

  • World Cellular Information Service

    5G Will Spur More Fixed-Mobile Convergence

    By Light Reading 10 Jul 2018

    Ovum says that 5G will help bring new players into the mobile market, supplementing fixed broadband with the anticipated gigabit-download speeds from the new mobile technology...

  • Digital Consumer Insights

    The business secrets behind Fortnites runaway success

    By Wired 10 Jul 2018

    E-sports are now huge business, says Dom Tait at Ovum. The consultancy recently valued the global e-sports market for 2017 at $733 million, and predicts that this will grow to $1.9 billion in 2022.

  • Service Provider Markets

    Capex Growth Will Double for Internet Content Providers

    By Light Reading 09 Jul 2018

    Dattani said by 2022, Ovum predicts ICP capex could double, overtaking that of fixed-line communications service providers (CSPs), a prediction that shows just how fast these companies are growing regarding revenue and influence. "We effectively had a year when the revenue growth for ICPs was 15% last year in 2017..."

  • IT

    Security Think Tank: Put more layers around passwords to up security

    By Maxine Holt 03 Jul 2018

    In light of the fact that complex passwords are not as strong as most people think and most password strategies inevitably lead to people following them blindly, what actually makes a good password and when is a password alone not enough?

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Spotify wants video. Can a key executive behind 'America's Top Model' and 'Gossip Girl' make it fly?

    By The Washington Post 27 Jun 2018

    “I’m skeptical of how successful they can be,” said Tony Gunnarsson, a Sweden-based senior analyst at the research firm Ovum who recently completed a report on streaming entertainment. “It’s an attempt to add another layer of consumer satisfaction...

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Discovery and ProSiebenSat.1 team up for major German OTT TV plan

    By Digital TV Europe 25 Jun 2018

    "... As the third biggest OTT video subscription service in Germany, Maxdome is twice as big as Sky Ticket [the German version of Now TV], but even so it is under pressure from both larger and smaller services," said Tony Gunnarsson, senior analyst at Ovum...

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    How Netflix may finally meet its Waterloo

    By Light Reading 25 Jun 2018

    While Netflix may be sitting awfully pretty right now with 125 million subscribers throughout the world, some traditional pay-TV providers may end up having the last laugh after all. So says Tony Gunnarsson, Principal Analyst of pay-TV and OTT video at Ovum Ltd. In a new TV market forecast released today, he predicts that Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and other major standalone subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) services will see their growth rates... 

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Content Management: Piracy didn't fade, it just got cleverer

    By IBC 21 Jun 2018

    “Cybercrime is now the main source of funding for organised criminal groups,” says Ovum Research Director Maxine Holt. “These groups are extremely well funded and therefore have the time and the inclination to launch extended attacks that can lay undetected for many, many months.”