Latest Annual Publications

  • Tajikistan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 12 Feb 2016

    Executive summaryStrong growth continues in Tajikistan’s mobile market but the fixed broadband penetration remains very low Of all the former Soviet republics, Tajikistan’s telecommunications infrastructure was arguably the least developed.

  • France - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 10 Feb 2016

    Strong broadband network supporting rise in videostreaming in France France has the third largest telecoms market in Europe and in Orange it hosts one of the world’s major telcos, with interests in markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

  • Indonesia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 10 Feb 2016

    Mobile Market in Indonesia Continues its Strong Upward Trajectory There has been considerable energy and turmoil in Indonesia’s telecom sector over the last decade or so. Growth, both in subscriber numbers and in revenues, has been strong and, more importantly, there are signs that the changes in the regulatory regime and operator restructuring are starting to have a positive effect on the industry.

  • Netherlands - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 09 Feb 2016

    Fibre accounting for 13% of broadband lines in the Netherlands The Dutch telecom market has one of the most advanced broadband sectors in the world, with effective cross-platform competition between DSL and HFC networks further stimulated by numerous fibre deployments.

  • Kuwait - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 09 Feb 2016

    Executive summaryKuwait represents a bright spot for telecoms in the Middle East Kuwait has one of the highest mobile penetrations in the Middle East and represents a bright spot amongst a region marred by civil tension.

  • Lithuania - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 08 Feb 2016

    Fibre accounting for two-thirds of broadband lines in Lithuania Lithuania’s small telecoms market is among the more developed in Europe. A number of alternative operators offer services although the incumbent TEO, owed by TeliaSonera, remains the dominant operator in the fixed-line and broadband sectors.

  • Latin America - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Forecasts - 05 Feb 2016

    Internet the main real growth area in Latin America for 2016 Latin America provides significant geographic and practical opportunities as well as difficulties for telcos, governments and telecom regulators.

  • Bolivia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 05 Feb 2016

    Executive summaryTigo claiming national coverage with LTE infrastructure Although Bolivia has enjoyed strong economic growth in recent years, GDP remains among the lowest in South America. Many areas of the country outside the main cities are poor and undeveloped, and there is a sizeable proportion of the population which live in remote valleys and areas where telecom infrastructure has been chronically neglected.

  • Saudi Arabia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 04 Feb 2016

    Executive summaryMVNOs become firmly established in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s ICT market is the biggest in the Middle East in terms of capital value and volume of spending, accounting for more than 70% of all ICT markets in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC).

  • North Korea - Telecoms Market Overview and Statistics - 02 Feb 2016

    Executive summaryForeign owners lose control of North Korea’s largest mobile operator North Korea possesses an underdeveloped yet growing market which has markedly improved in recent years as noted by growing mobile penetration.

  • Asia Mobile Operators and MVNOs - 29 Jan 2016

    As mobile growth eases, Asia’s top operators keep expanding Across Asia a total of around 3.8 billion mobile subscribers were being served by a large number of mobile operators heading into 2016.

  • Asia - Mobile Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 27 Jan 2016

    Asia home to over 50% of world’s mobile broadband services With some 3.7 billion people across Asia using mobile phones – over 50% of the mobile subscribers in the world – spread across a diverse range of markets, the region is already rapidly advancing in the adoption of mobile data/wireless broadband services.

  • Mongolia - Telecoms, Mobile and Internet - 27 Jan 2016

    Executive summaryGrowing 3G penetration transforms Mongolia’s broadband market Mongolia possesses a liberalised and competitive telecoms market served by multiple competing players and an incumbent operator that no longer holds a dominant share of its market.

  • United Arab Emirates - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 27 Jan 2016

    UAE introduces fixed network sharing agreement The United Arab Emirates is one of the most advanced telecoms sector in the Middle East and with a government actively supporting Smart City and Digital Transformation initiatives – the future for the sector continues to look bright.

  • Spain - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 27 Jan 2016

    Spain’s fibre network sharing helps boost growth in FttP connections In recent years the value of Spain’s telecom market has fallen, with the sector affected by the poor economic climate resulting in high unemployment and reduced disposable income among consumers.

  • Mexico - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 27 Jan 2016

    Mexican telecom market shaken up by AT&T presence Given a population of around 120 million and relatively low penetration in all sectors, Mexico’s telecom sector retains significant growth potential over the next few years.

  • Liberia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 25 Jan 2016

    Executive summaryUniversal Licence regime comes into play After more than a decade of civil war which destroyed much of its infrastructure, Liberia became a prime example of an almost entirely wireless telecommunications market.

  • Peru - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 25 Jan 2016

    Peru’s government signs more contracts for national broadband project Peru’s fixed-line teledensity is among the lowest in South America, at about 9.5%. Obstacles to fixed-line growth include widespread poverty, fixed-to-mobile substitution, expensive telephone services, and geographical inaccessibility in the rugged Andean mountains and lowland Amazon jungles.

  • Kosovo - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 22 Jan 2016

    Executive summaryKosovo’s regulator issues spectrum to boost mobile broadband Kosovo has benefited from financial and regulatory assistance as part of the EU pre-accession process. The EU remains Kosovo’s main trading partner and its main source of foreign direct investment.

  • Asia - Telecom Forecasts - 19 Jan 2016

    As Asia moves from voice to data, subscriber growth eases Providing a series of forecasts for subscriber growth in an extensive range of markets in Asia, this market report predominantly covers the fixed line, internet and mobile subscriber market segments.

  • Jamaica - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 19 Jan 2016

    Executive summaryFlow Jamaica launches LTE on its mobile networks The relative size and rapid expansion of the Jamaican mobile sector continues to underpin growth in the telecommunications industry. The merger between Digicel and Claro in 2012 strengthened Digicel’s dominance of the sector, and the company has since extended its 3G network across the island and is looking to add LTE.

  • Puerto Rico - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 14 Jan 2016

    Executive summaryLiberty Global acquisition of Choice Cable creates cable monopoly operator Puerto Rico has one of the highest mobile penetration rates in Latin America and the Caribbean region, though despite being a US territory it lags well behind the mainland US states in terms of fixed-line and broadband penetration.

  • Venezuela - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 13 Jan 2016

    New Venezuelan government may consider privatisation of CANTV Venezuela’s overall telecom market has been beset by difficulties resulting from the ongoing economic crisis. Growth in the fixed-line market which has been steady in recent years came to an end in 2015, when the number of lines in service fell 3.

  • Germany - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 13 Jan 2016

    German ISPs to deliver on vectoring and for superfast broadband Germany has one of Europe’s largest telecom markets, as befits a country with a population of more than 81 million. Penetration in the broadband and mobile sectors is about average for the region.

  • Timor Leste (East Timor) - Telecoms, Mobile and Internet - 12 Jan 2016

    Executive summaryTwo new mobile operators have changed the Timor-Leste market Timor-Leste is continuing its effort to simply maintain integrity as a nation. The country ranked number 23 in the 2011 Index of Failed States, not a promising statement on its national development status; however, this was up from 20 in the 2009 Index.

  • Taiwan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 11 Jan 2016

    Taiwan rapidly embraces LTE, raising questions over WiMax Taiwan has developed a dynamic telecommunications industry defined by excellent telecommunications infrastructure and a very competitive mobile market.

  • Nepal - Telecoms, Mobile and Internet - 11 Jan 2016

    Executive summaryStrong growth in Nepal’s mobile internet/broadband markets Over the years, efforts to expand the telecom sector in Nepal have met with many challenges. Nepal’s mountainous topography has made it extremely difficult to develop its telecommunications infrastructure.

  • Maldives - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 08 Jan 2016

    Executive summaryOoredoo Maldives commits to new national submarine cable project The Maldives has a small population of slightly more than 350,000. By mid-2015 its total mobile subscriber base had passed 700,000 and mobile penetration had exceeded 200%.

  • Bangladesh - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 06 Jan 2016

    With slowing mobile growth Bangladesh looks to 3G for action Bangladesh is one of the poorest, most densely populated, least developed countries in the world. Apart from its lowly economic status, major impediments to growth have included frequent cyclones and floods and the slow implementation of much-needed economic reforms.

  • Sri Lanka - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 06 Jan 2016

    15%+ annual growth for Sri Lanka’s mobile market in 2015 Sri Lanka’s telecommunications sector has had to contend with a developing market in the difficult context of a nearly two-decade-long conflict between the government and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels.

  • Morocco - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 05 Jan 2016

    Morocco’s DSL market opened by Inwi and Médi Telecom launching services Morocco retains one of the most advanced telecom markets in Africa. It has attracted investment from key regional players, including Zain, as well as Etisalat and Orange, the latter becoming a majority stakeholder in the telco Médi Telecom, which is in the process of being rebranded as Orange Morocco.

  • Latvia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 05 Jan 2016

    Executive summaryBité Latvia sold to Providence Equity Partners Latvia’s telecom market has been shaped by the European Union, with the EU’s 2002 regulatory policies and the revised 2009 New Regulatory Framework being the centre piece of the sector’s regulatory measures.

  • Italy - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 05 Jan 2016

    Italian government begins funding multi-billion Euro broadband program Italy’s boasts one of the largest large telecom markets in Europe, supported by a population approaching 61 million. The fibre-optic sector has seen significant development in recent years, both in operator investment and in regulatory measures aimed at improving access to networks for smaller operators.

  • Ecuador - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 04 Jan 2016

    Executive summaryOTT services to expand in 2016 Ecuador’s fixed-line teledensity is low for the region. To some extent this has resulted from topographical challenges which have rendered the cost of deploying fixed-line infrastructure in remote and mountainous areas prohibitive.

  • Hungary - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 04 Jan 2016

    Hungarian government strikes deals with telcos to extend broadband access As in many other markets in the region, in Hungary the number of fixed-lines, as also fixed-line revenue, has been affected by the changing consumer use of such services and by the trend for fixed-to-mobile substitution.

  • Israel - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 22 Dec 2015

    Israel telecoms undergoing major reform Israel’s telecoms sector is undergoing major transformation due to the recent introduction of new wholesale arrangements for its fixed-line infrastructure.

  • Denmark - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 21 Dec 2015

    Denmark’s TDC to complete DOCSIS3.1 deployment by 2017 Denmark has benefited from a competitive telecom market which has led to the country having Europe’s highest broadband penetration rate and one of the highest penetration rates in the mobile sector.

  • Thailand - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 21 Dec 2015

    4G LTE set to gain traction in 2016 to spur on mobile broadband adoption A generally improved commercial environment has presented increased opportunities for the development of the internet in Thailand.

  • Global Digital Economy - E-Health, E-Education and E-Government Trends - 16 Dec 2015

    Countries around the world improving e-services through digital technologies The key benefits of the digital economy include eliminating unnecessary costs, creating greater efficiencies and increasing productivity.

  • Cambodia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 16 Dec 2015

    Executive summaryCambodia’s telecom sector continues to grow, with the new industry regulator now playing a role Cambodia’s efforts to expand and upgrade its telecom infrastructure have been bearing fruit.

  • Brunei Darussalam - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 15 Dec 2015

    Executive summaryBrunei’s B-Mobile re-emerges as Progresif Cellular This report looks at the telecommunications market in Brunei Darussalam. A small wealthy nation in South East Asia, Brunei made early moves to ensure that it was delivering up to date telecommunications services to its population.

  • China - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 14 Dec 2015

    China’s massive telecoms and digital market steams ahead China’s telecom market is the largest in the world in many respects but is served by only three operators; China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile.

  • Bhutan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 14 Dec 2015

    Executive summaryBhutan sees 100% mobile broadband growth in boom 12 months In the last decade Bhutan has moved from having virtually no mobile phones (5% penetration) to claiming around 85% mobile penetration.

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