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Research and Markets: Mobile Customer Churn: Why It Matters Less in Some Emerging Markets Analyzes the Strength in the Value between Emerging Markets Such as Africa and Asia.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5c9ccd/mobile_customer_ch) has announced the addition of the "Mobile Customer Churn: Why It Matters Less in Some Emerging Markets" report to their offering.

As mobile customer retention remains a key focus in both developed and emerging markets, operators should assess the value of churn within the context of key segments, according to this new report.

Mobile Customer Churn: Why It Matters Less in Some Emerging Markets looks at the value of churn as an indicator and analyzes the strength in the value between emerging markets, such as Africa and Asia, and that of other countries. This 16-page report looks at the development of churn rates in highly prepaid markets in Africa and developing Asia. The value of churn is assessed as an indicator, its differing definitions and market contexts, as well as successful operator retention initiatives. Four case studies examine Vodacom Tanzania, Idea Cellular, Banglalink, and Vodacom South Africa. Download an excerpt of this report. Purchase this report online.

"Churn rates have been an important performance indicator in the wireless industry; some operators believe its value has lessened in recent years, given changing market dynamics, such as the high incidence of multi-SIM ownership and the provision of free SIMs and airtime," says Jan ten Sythoff, analyst-at-large for Pyramid Research and author of the report. "For example, the main trend for churn rates in developing prepaid markets, such as many in Africa and Asia, is upward, driven predominantly by the arrival of new entrants. In other countries, by contrast, market maturity, competitive stability and improved subscription management is bringing churn rates down."

"For churn to continue to remain relevant, it needs to be reprioritized within organizations and it should not be discarded as an indicator altogether," ten Sythoff explains. "Intense levels of competition do mean that its priority should be lowered, but this is likely to be a temporary situation as markets mature and consolidate. Moreover, churn remains a key parameter of a subscription's overall lifetime value when tracking high-value segments, particularly when high subsidies are involved in order to acquire the customer, as well as in the evaluation of services and pricing options for operators," ten Sythoff adds.

Mobile Customer Churn: Why It Matters Less in Some Emerging Markets is part of Pyramid Research's Asia/Pacific Telecom Insider report series. Telecom Insiders are packed with trend analysis, industry best practices, market sizing and forecasting, competitor analysis, and case studies, providing you information you can leverage to make better business decisions.

Key Topics Covered:

* INTRODUCTION

* STAYING LOYAL TO CHURN

* RETENTION REMAINS A KEY FOCUS IN HIGHER ARPS SEGMENTS

* AS A PERFORMANCE INDICATOR, CHURN IS LESS IMPORTANT IN LOW-END SEGMENTS BUT SHOULD NOT BE DISCARDED ALTOGETHER

* VARYING SUBSCRIPTION AND CHURN DEFINITIONS WEAKEN THEIR VALUE

* MARKET DETAIL

* CASE STUDY: VODACOM TANZANIA

* CASE STUDY: IDEA CELLULAR

* CASE STUDY: BANGLALINK

* CASE STUDY: VODACOM SOUTH AFRICA

* CONCLUSIONS

* KEY FINDINGS

* RECOMMENDATIONS

* RELATED RESOURCES

* Table of exhibits

Companies Mentioned:

* Banglalink

* Bharti Airtel

* Djezzy

* Etisalat

* Idea Cellular

* Mobinil

* MTN

* Orascom

* Safaricom

* Sasatel

* Vodacom South Africa

* Vodacom Tanzania

* Vodafone Essar

* Zain

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5c9ccd/mobile_customer_ch

Source: Pyramid Research, Inc.
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