EIU forecasts 2% fall in telco revenue in 2018

Research firm expects increasing strain on operator finances due to declining ARPU, pressure to upgrade networks

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Operators could be set for a tough 2018, as the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) this week predicted revenues in the 60 biggest telco markets will fall by 2% to $1.2 trillion (€1.01 trillion) next year. The research firm expects the increasing strain to be driven by the requirement to invest in network upgrades to address surging demand for data…

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