Eastern Europe: Growth is Becoming More Elusive

Date: January 23, 2011
Pages: 13
US$ 1,500.00
Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Brief Review
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Eastern Europe: Growth is Becoming More Elusive

Broadband growth, particularly mobile broadband (mostly HSPA-based), is as strong in Eastern Europe as it is in other regions. The challenge for most operators is that broadband growth is often not sufficient to compensate for the erosion of other revenues, including the core voice services.

Features and benefits
  • A picture of the Eastern European economy in terms of broadband forecasts and mobile market maturity
  • A breakdown of Eastern Europe regional mobile broadband forecasts

The impact of the recession and the pace of the recovery place Eastern Europe behind the rest of the emerging market regions.Slow organic growth is one of the key reasons for continued consolidation and M&A, some of which is led by key Eastern European players as they search for inorganic growth.The brightest spot in terms of growth in the Eastern European markets is broadband access, both fixed and mobile. Mobile broadband is the strongest growth engine. Despite the strong growth, broadband competition is intense across most markets, with cuts across fixed and mobile markets.

Your key questions answered
  • How will growth in the Eastern European broadband market support recovery from the recession?
  • What opportunities are there to pursue mobile broadband growth in Eastern Europe?
  • How are Eastern European service providers reacting to the changing environment?

In a nutshell
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The macro picture is improving, but still behind other emerging regions
Saturated mobile markets leave little room for growth
Broadband access is the key growth engine
Service providers transition to mature markets


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