Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PeerApp: 450 Deployments; 50 New Customers in 2014; New Tier1 Deal

A blog post by Gadi Tamari, [pictured] the recently appointed PeerApp CEO (here) describes the company as " .. market leaders, with 450 deployments globally managing an aggregate of 3 Terabits capacity .. We’ve also gained a lot new customers in 2014 – 50 to be exact. It is great to see global Tier One operators embracing PeerApp solutions to help turn challenges into the opportunity of improved QoE; with 10 Tier One operators joining us as customers in 2014 (see "Quality of Experience Drives Adoption of PeerApp Solutions" - here).

.. In talking with customers, it’s clear that there is a growing need for local content delivery to leverage network investments. I believe that history of providing carrier-grade solutions that accelerate content delivery 4-10x, and reduce network costs up to 50%, combined with our continued innovation, puts PeerApp in the best position to fill that need. We are scaling our organization to support our wider customer base and have broadened our executive team in key areas to ensure we execute on our customers’ requirements"

See "PeerApp Customers Deal with Challenges from Increased Content Consumption" - here.

Monday, September 15, 2014

[ABI]: Multi-tier, Multi-device Shared Plans Allow Price Increase

A new report by Lian Jye Su, Research Associate, and Jake Saunders [pictured], VP and Practice Director for Forecasting, ABI Research, finds that "The aggressive deployment of LTE networks has encouraged higher data consumption .. countries that have a monthly data quota in the range of 8 to 10 GB have increased from 21% in 1Q 2014 to 83% of the total in 2Q 2014.

Facing a downward trend in ARPU, mobile operators are in search of solutions to boost their income. The introduction of multi-tier, multi-device shared plans allow mobile operators to target different customer segments more effectively, and in some cases, increase the price.. This is reflected in an average increase of 11.31% in the monthly tariff in the top 20 markets. In Canada, all three major mobile operators increased their price by US$4.50, despite offering an identical data quota (limit) before the price hike.

On the other hand, all-you-can-eat data plans are slowly disappearing, dropping from 50% in 1Q 2014 to 27.6% in 2Q 2014. Instead of unlimited data plans, major mobile operators in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, and Australia are offering multi-device data sharing plans. For example, U.S. Cellular focuses its pricing strategy solely around data sharing plans and has increased its prices significantly" 

See "Mobile Data Sharing Plans are Gaining Popularity, but They Come at a Higher Cost" - here.