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 2Q 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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  • MNOs in the EU can explore service-specific data pricing despite regulators’ intervention on zero-rating

    The approach taken by BEREC (The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) to zero-rating enforces some minor boundaries, but leaves mobile network operators (MNOs) with a great deal of flexibility, particularly for app-specific zero-rating (albeit within the limit of an active data allowance). This comment analyses AGCOM and other national regulatory authorities' (NRAs') approaches to zero-rated services and the effects that these regulations have on operators' mobile commercial strategies.

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  • Consumer smartphone analytics: ecommerce in Germany, the UK and the USA

    This report analyses real-world smartphone usage data to answer key questions about the status of ecommerce apps in Germany, the UK and the USA. The report discusses consumer engagement with various ecommerce services and reports on their levels of use and engagement.

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