CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, February 17 /PRNewswire/ --

Pyramid Research (, a worldwide leader in telecom research and consulting services, has launched a new research product line aimed specifically at identifying and analyzing growth opportunities in emerging markets.

The Pyramid Research Telecom Insider series delivers concise and timely data and analysis covering telecom trends in key regional emerging markets, including:

-- Africa the Middle East -- Latin America -- Asia/Pacific -- Europe

Monthly reports for each region will provide deep insight into how new services and technologies are shaping the telecom services landscape in key emerging markets. Each report will deliver 10 to 20 pages of unique data and analysis, including Pyramid's proprietary forecasts for telecom service deployment, usage, revenues, and market share for key countries within each strategic region.

The new series debuts with Pay-TV in Africa and the Middle East: Early-Stage Market Prepares for Expansion, an in-depth analysis of the fast-growing video services market in Africa and the Middle East. The 14-page report includes current data and five-year forecasts covering pay-TV services in top emerging markets in these two fast-growing regions.

Download an excerpt of this new Telecom Insider here (

The Pyramid Research Telecom Insider series is part of our ongoing effort to provide the telecom industry with emerging market analysis in the most dynamic way possible, notes Leslie Arathoon, Vice President of Research at Pyramid Research, the telecom research arm of Light Reading Communications Network (

The Telecom Insider series taps into Pyramid Research's vast reservoir of region-specific telecom services data and unparalleled analyst expertise in emerging markets, says Dennis Mendyk, Managing Director of Pyramid Research. The data and analysis presented in the Telecom Insider series will provide the kind of forward-looking emerging market intelligence that will be invaluable to network operators, technology suppliers, and market investors.

Telecom Insiders are individually priced at US$595 and can be purchased online here ( or through Jeff Claudino via email at or telephone at +1-619-229-9940.

To learn more about Pyramid Research's product offerings and how they can be of service to your company, please contact Visit us on the Web at

About Pyramid Research

Pyramid Research ( offers practical solutions to the complex demands our clients face in the telecommunications, media, and technology industries. Our analysis is uniquely positioned at the intersection of emerging markets, emerging technologies, and emerging business models, powered by the bottom-up methodology of our market forecasts for more than 100 countries -- a distinction that has remained unmatched for over 20 years. As the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network, Pyramid Research works with Heavy Reading, providing the communications industry's most comprehensive market data, trusted research, and insightful technology analysis.

About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the US$3 trillion worldwide communications market. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

About TechWeb

TechWeb (, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events, Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services including next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than US$2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections

About United Business Media Limited (

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of US$2.5 billion.

Press contact: Jennifer Baker +1-617-871-1910

Jennifer Baker of Pyramid Research, +1-617-871-1910,