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  • 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

    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

    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

    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.”

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Eurobites: Industry slams new EU telecom rules

    By Light Reading 06 Jun 2018

    Expectations of a bidding war for pay-TV giant Sky are ramping up following the UK government's decision to approve competing bids from Comcast Corp. and 21st Century Fox. "The decision is in line with what most observers expected and effectively marks the start of a major showdown between Comcast and Disney over Sky Europe," says Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton...

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Sky's fate will be settled independently of Comcast-Disney's Fox battle

    By Variety 05 Jun 2018

    U.K. regulators have paved the way for 21st Century Fox to counter Comcast’s bid to buy European satellite TV provider Sky. “This is just a skirmish ahead of bigger battles, as Comcast and Disney fight for Sky and, ultimately, Fox itself,” said Adam Thomas, lead analyst for global TV markets at Ovum....

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Streaming growth boosts R&B/Hip-Hop share of global recorded music sales

    24 May 2018

    New research published by the Ovum newsletter Music & Copyright has revealed that retail sales of R&B/hip-hop jumped 24.1% in 2017, to $2.59bn, from $2.08bn in 2016.

  • Consumer and Entertainment Services

    Samsung Wants Every Appliance to Talk to You by 2020

    By Wall Street Journal 23 May 2018

    "Samsung hasn't really caught up with the competition with AI," said Ronan De Renesse, practice leader for consumer technology at Ovum, a market researcher. "But do they really need to?"

    Topic Video

  • World Broadband Information Service

    Mobile Identified as Main Growth Channel for Paid OTT Partnerships

    By Digital TV Live 21 May 2018

    From the latest Ovum study, mobile has been identified as the primary growth channel for paid OTT or “over-the-top” video partnerships. It is followed by television and fixed broadband, respectively...

    Topic Video

  • World Broadband Information Service

    East Africa will have 186 million mobile broadband connections by 2022

    18 May 2018

    Mobile data will be the key growth driver for the East African telecoms market in the next five years to 2022, per Ovum’s new Forecaster data service. The forecast for mobile broadband (MBB) in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda is 112 million subscriptions at end-2022 (see infographic below and attached), while the forecast for MBB in all nine East Africa countries is 186 million subscriptions at end-2022.