Digital economy

The digital transformation permeates every aspect of economic and social activity, and has dramatically altered the nature of competition worldwide. Practically all businesses will need to become digital economy participants, whether they provide online digital services, digital substitutes for traditional goods and services, or physical goods marketed and sold by digital means.

Operators, vendors and service providers must navigate this dramatic shift in the competitive landscape, where pressures come not only from established players, but also from Internet giants and emerging start-ups.

Analysys Mason provides comprehensive coverage of the digital economy and the changing role of telecoms operators through four distinct research programmes.

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  • Next-generation communication services tracker 1Q 2017

    The 'Next-generation communication services tracker' helps you to keep pace with changes in the rapidly evolving communication services sector. We track over-the-top (OTT) communications services (such as WhatsApp Messenger), operator-provided communications apps (such as joyn and Libon) and VoLTE deployments, as well as partnerships between operators and OTT players.

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  • Digital Economy Readiness Index: digital payments in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This new version of the Digital Economy Readiness Index (DERI) identifies successful players and best practices in key digital vertical markets. In this report, we compare the innovativeness and success of mobile financial services initiatives from telecoms operators, technology companies, financial institutions, device vendors, and OTT players in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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  • Connected Consumer Survey 2016: OTT and digital economy services in the Middle East and North Africa

    This report focuses on aspects of Analysys Mason's 'Connected Consumer Survey' that relate to the behaviour, preferences and plans of smartphone users in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In particular, it focuses on respondents' usage of over-the-top (OTT) communications and digital economy services.

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