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EMEA Mobile and Internet Services 2016 Top 10 Predictions

EMEA Mobile and Internet Services 2016 Top 10 PredictionsThe market for telecom and connectivity services in Europe has been declining for almost a decade now, said Rosalind Craven, research manager, IDC EMEA Mobility. "Against this backdrop, operators' strategies are increasingly focused on maintaining margins in the face of the need to continue investing in new network technologies to meet the growing demand for bandwidth."

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Future Outlook
Prediction #1: Wholesale Models Will Need to Change as Next-Generation Access Becomes the Norm
Prediction #2: OTT Will Catalyze the Digital Transformation of TV in Europe
Prediction #3: Fixed-Mobile Bundling Will Gain Popularity, and Quadruple Play Will Be Particularly Dynamic
Prediction #4: More Mergers Will Be Approved in the Telecom Sector, But the Three/O2 Deal in the U.K. Will Be Blocked
Prediction #5: It Ain't Over Till It's Over: Rows Will Continue to Rage Around Roaming
Prediction #6: By the End of 2016, About 10% of European Subscribers Will Be Using VoLTE, and About 5% Will Be Using VoWiFi
Prediction #7: At Least Three Operators Will Go Ahead with Some Ad-Blocking Plan, and at Least One Will Face a Legal Challenge
Prediction #8: European Consumers Will Become More Likely to Adopt Mobile Antimalware But Less Likely to Pay for It
Prediction #9: MVNOs Will Increase Their Market Shares and Be Used by Regulators as Conditionality for Merger Approvals
Prediction #10: European Telecom Operators' M2M Strategies Will Focus on Scalability and New Network Technologies
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