TDC, the market-leading operator in Denmark, has provided us with anonymous data showing the average mobile data usage for the most frequently used phones and tablets.
Certain European incumbents are betting on that copper access will be sufficient for the future communication needs of households and smaller businesses.
But where most incumbents regard copper-based DSL technologies as a fallback for areas where fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) or fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) deployment isn’t financially feasible (or not yet rolled out), a few seem to be determined that copper is it. Continue reading In fiber, leadership is created with a shovel
For the fourth consecutive year: Comprehensive business benchmark including a total of 163 revenue, OPEX, CAPEX, TCO, productivity, traffic load and network quality KPIs – with a peer group solely consisting of network sharing joint ventures.
The following JVs were invited to participate: Continue reading Network sharing JV benchmark 2016
For the fourth consecutive year: Comprehensive business benchmark including more than 600 KPIs covering revenue, OPEX, CAPEX, headcount productivity, subscriptions & channels, performance, load, quality and innovation & growth – for 41 functions of mobile, fixed/cable and integrated operators – respectively. Continue reading Nordic operator benchmark 2016
4G coverage is great as well – but 4G speeds are slowing
OpenSignal just issued its first State of Mobile Networks report covering the four Nordic countries Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Based on 34 million crowdsourced tests taken in Q1 2016, OpenSignal shows which country (and which operator in it) that has the best:
- 4G coverage
- 4G download speed
- 3G download speed
- Combined download speed
- 4G latency
- 3G latency
And it is a race of high standards and tight results. Continue reading Nordic operators’ networks have no equal in speed. On 3G.
This innocent tweet – based on official statistics from the German and Finnish telecom regulators – has currently been read by more than 90 000 people:
Finland, with 5.5M people, overtook Germany (with 80M) in total mobile data traffic in 2015. pic.twitter.com/fOZnEiIrLd
— tefficient (@tefficient) May 20, 2016
Wondered why American carriers spent so much effort and marketing dollars claiming and defending “the best mobile network” position lately?
It started with Verizon‘s balls commercial:
Even though there are some high-profiled exceptions (Verizon, most of Vodafone Group and Free to mention three), few telcos are today trusting its ability to attract all customer segments – across consumer and business markets – with one single brand.
Having one or several sub-brands has become the norm of a modern telco. In some cases, e.g. with KPN’s Telfort and TDC’s Telmore, sub-brands have been added as a result of acquisitions (often of a successful disruptive brand). In other cases, e.g. Orange’s Sosh or 3 Denmark’s Oister, telecos have themselves created the sub-brand – often with the intention to isolate the main brand from a new price fighter brand. Continue reading When your sub-brand takes over
A year ago, we published “Finland: The land of three thousand Megabytes“. And it must have hit a nerve since it is – still today – one of our most read posts.
46% of Finnish SIMs are what the Finnish NRA calls “pay monthly subscribers with unlimited data“.
And when there are no caps or allowances hindering 46% of the Finnish devices to fully embrace mobile data, the usage growth continues: The average Finnish SIM consumed 90% more data in 2015 than in 2014.
Here’s what you read the most (click to enlarge): Continue reading 40k unique visitors last twelve months – here’s what’s popular