30 Mar 2012

Friday News-Round-Up


The Friday News-Round-Up - our pick of what's been happening in the last 7 days in telecoms, media & ICT in emerging markets:


Hot Stories in Emerging Markets

Telecom firms should follow the lead of social networks:
http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/telecom-firms-should-follow-the-lead-of-social-networks-2012-03-28



Eurasian telcos adjusting to a changing market: 

http://ovum.com/2012/03/26/eurasian-telcos-adjusting-to-a-changing-market/

MTN jumps up in global rankings and retains its No.1 Africa spot:

http://www.africatelecomsonline.co.za/mtn/press-room/mtn/mtn-jumps-up-in-global-rankings-and-retains-its-no1-africa-spot

Samsung Showcases 2012 Vision to African Regions:

http://www.africatelecomsonline.co.za/samsung/press-room/samsung/samsung-showcases-2012-vision-to-african-regions


Image of the Moment
The wonders of mobile marketing:
http://www.biztechafrica.com/article/zambia-limits-mobile-spam/1021/


Analyst Comment
Not specific to emerging markets per se but a thought-provoking comment from our analyst brethren:
http://blogs.informatandm.com/4430/operators-must-not-blindly-deploy-wi-fi-without-understanding-risks-to-future-data-profitability/


Until next week....