The 8th annual EurasiaCom took place in Istanbul on 20th and 21st March, attended by senior representatives of the telecoms, media and ICT market in Easttern Europe, Russia, CIS amd Turkey. Among the participants was by Angel Dobardziev of Informa Telecoms & Media's sister company Ovum. Angel manages Ovum's research team on emerging telecoms markets, and is a regular speaker and chairman at Com World Series events.
Angel has given an overview of the debates held at the event, where he says one of the major discussion points at the event was the industry response to slowing growth caused by increasing market maturity, and the threat from Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and other over-the-top (OTT) players.
"While there wasn’t a single “silver bullet” strategy, he says, we believe that the industry has approached the challenge with the right mix of pragmatism and innovation. This was evidenced by the insightful debates on international expansion, broadband, mobile content, mobile banking, and mobile advertising. [...] On the whole, the senior executives at the EurasiaCom event demonstrated a healthy mix of confidence, innovation, and flexibility that should put their operations in a good position to respond to the changing market. However, it remains to be seen whether they can execute on these strategies to continue driving growth across their operations."
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