J’son & Partners Consulting presents short results of the research: Russian Market of Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) Services in Corporate Segment.
Despite over the 10 years development, in Russia FMC market is still not that expansive – less than 1% of the total number of corporate mobile communication users.
Nevertheless, there are good chances for more intensive development of FMC market in Russia in the coming future – growth rates will be higher than growth rates of mobile and fixed communication in corporate segment. The following tendencies had been observed on the market lately – consolidation of mobile and fixed communication operators, operators are seeking ways to increase ARPU and profitability (due to convergence services) and benefits from FMC are obvious for corporate users.
Federal operators of cellular communication have the leading roles on FMC market (BIG 3 operators first of all), which consolidated assets of fixed communication and got high-yield clients base of corporate users, they have license for local communication and are actively constructing networks’ infrastructure. Although, according to the opinion of one of industry’s representative (fixed communication operators), even by having experience and infrastructure for provision of full telephony complex of services, including cable, mobile communication operators’ strategies, first of all, aimed at development of wireless services.
On the other hand, sketches of the trend can be observed on the market – more active use of hybrid solutions (integration of cloud telephony and mobile communication).