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  • Australia - Fixed Broadband Market - Insights, Statistics and Analyses - 28 Jun 2016

    Australia’s NBN preps for G.fast and DOCSIS3.1 services in 2017 Growth in the Australian fixed broadband market has slowed in line with higher penetration rates. Within the market there is a dynamic shift among customers to fibre networks, as this infrastructure is being built out by nbn (NBN Co), the company responsible for the national broadband deployment.

  • China - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 28 Jun 2016

    China Continues to Evolve as a World Leader in the Digital Media Sector The Chinese telecom market is the largest in the world in terms of subscribers and is undergoing transition. Mobile subscriptions outnumber fixed voice connections and voice is giving way to data as the primary revenue generator.

  • Global Fixed Broadband Market - Trends, Statistics and Progress - 27 Jun 2016

    Fibre access technologies finally capture dominant market share Recently there was an important development for the broadband sector with the market share of fibre infrastructure lines finally overtaking DSL technologies as the largest on a global level.

  • Democratic Republic of Congo - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 23 Jun 2016

    Executive summaryDRC’s mobile market consolidation with sale of Tigo Congo to Orange Following a 30-year dictatorship between 1967 and 1997, the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) has suffered from several wars and considerable social upheaval.

  • Fiji - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 21 Jun 2016

    Executive summaryFiji’s telecoms sector is a leader in the Pacific region Fiji is a leader in the Pacific region in terms of development of its ICT sector and investment in telecoms infrastructure. However Fiji is periodically affected by tropical cyclones which can devastate the country’s infrastructure.

  • Lebanon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 14 Jun 2016

    Executive summaryProgress ahead for Lebanon’s fixed and mobile broadband markets Lebanon’s mobile infrastructure has been primarily focused on 2G and 3G networks in recent years. However this is set to change with The Ministry of Telecommunications (MoT) launching a “2020 Telecom Vision” initiative in mid 2015.

  • Ireland - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 14 Jun 2016

    Ireland’s telecom regulator updates radio spectrum strategy to 2018 Ireland’s telecom market has recently emerged from a long period in which it had been held back by poor broadband uptake, underinvestment, and mismanagement among some of the key operators.

  • Latin America - Mobile Voice and Mobile Broadband Statistics (tables only) - 09 Jun 2016

    LTE population coverage in Latin America currently 60% - 80% and expanding Telephony services in Latin America have increasingly turned towards mobile solutions, in part a legacy response to poor fixed-line infrastructure and the continuing emphasis on investment in mobile networks rather than fixed-line networks.

  • Estonia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 08 Jun 2016

    Estonia’s digital media thriving on upgraded broadband networks Estonia’s telecom market continues to benefit from a range of regulatory measures which have encouraged competition, enabling alternative operators to chip away at the fixed-line market share of the incumbent Telia (renamed from Eesti Telekom in January 2016).

  • Australia - Digital Media - Apps and Services - 06 Jun 2016

    The Apps and Entertainment market continues to evolve With the rise of digital platforms, the media industry is rapidly changing. In newspaper and book publishing, TV and radio broadcasting, film, music, and other forms of media, we see that the national walls that protect local organisations within traditional models are crumbling.

  • Australia - Video Streaming, Broadcasting and Pay TV - 06 Jun 2016

    Pay TV market under increasing threat from Video Streaming market Broadcasting and Pay TV The digital TV and video streaming industry has changed beyond recognition and it continues to evolve in 2016.

  • El Salvador - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 03 Jun 2016

    Executive summaryRegulator re-opens 1700MHz and 2100MHz spectrum auction El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America. Economic prosperity has been stymied by income inequality, poor infrastructure and inadequate social capital.

  • Cameroon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 02 Jun 2016

    Executive summaryCameroon’s mobile networks crucial for health services Cameroon was for many years one of the few countries in Africa with only two competing mobile operators, MTN and Orange. After some delays, Nextell Cameroon launched a third network in late 2014, including the country’s first 3G mobile service.

  • Latin America - Mobile Infrastructure - 01 Jun 2016

    Spectrum auctions improving LTE rollouts across Latin American In recent quarters mobile network operators in Latin America have been under increasing pressure to develop revenue growth. This can partly be attributed to unfavourable currency exchanges, but it is also exacerbated by poorly performing economies.

  • Jamaica - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 01 Jun 2016

    Executive summaryLiberty Global expands in Jamaica with acquisition of Cable & Wireless The relative size and rapid expansion of the Jamaican mobile sector continues to underpin growth in the telecommunications industry.

  • Madagascar - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 31 May 2016

    Executive summaryMadagascar extends 10% telecom tax to all telecom services Madagascar’s exposure to the global economic crisis was amplified by political instability following a controversial change of government in 2009.

  • Tanzania - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 31 May 2016

    Executive summaryTanzania’s TTCL enters the crowded mobile money market The government has actively embraced competition in the telecom market, and has encouraged the private sector. Foreign participation has also been encouraged to promote economic growth and social development.

  • Latin America - Mobile Network Operators and MVNOs - 31 May 2016

    Economic turmoil placing pressure on mobile operators across Latin America Although there are a number of smaller operators across the region, the mobile market in Latin America continues to be dominated by three operators which each have businesses in multiple countries.

  • Chad - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 27 May 2016

    Executive summaryChad and Cameroon sign fibre optic partnership In recent years Chad’s economy has been supported by revenue from oil exports, though revenue derived has been negatively affected by the falling price of oil since late 2014.

  • Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 27 May 2016

    Executive summaryTelikom Papua New Guinea prepares for LTE launch Network deployment costs are high in PNG due to the relatively low subscriber base, the impervious terrain, and the high proportion of the population living in rural areas.

  • Gabon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 27 May 2016

    Executive summaryCable infrastructure improving international broadband connectivity in Gabon Gabon remains one of the wealthiest nations in Africa in terms of GDP per capita, with the economy largely buttressed by oil revenue.

  • Burundi - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 26 May 2016

    Executive summaryBurundi’s mobile subscriber base shows strong growth in 2015 Burundi remains one of the most attractive telecom markets in Africa for investors. The country has a high population density with relatively low, yet fast growing, mobile market penetration.

  • Caribbean - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 25 May 2016

    Liberty Global providing competition to Digicel in bundled services offerings The telecoms markets in most Caribbean countries have been progressively liberalised. The sector remains one of the region’s major growth sectors, particularly in the mobile telephony and data segments.

  • Azerbaijan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 24 May 2016

    Executive summaryAzerbaijan’s telecom sector continuing on a steady path Coming into 2016 Azerbaijan’s mobile subscriber base had passed 10 million and mobile penetration was over 110%. After a period in which annual growth rates had been around 50%, mobile subscriber growth had moderated to fall to around 5% in recent years.

  • Cuba - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 18 May 2016

    Executive summaryNormalisation of relations with the US lifts restrictions in telecom equipment imports Cuba still has the lowest mobile phone and internet penetration rates in the region, and is also among the lowest for fixed-line teledensity.

  • Suriname - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 18 May 2016

    Executive summarySuriname’s insufficient international bandwidth capacity keeping pricing high The smallest nation on the South American continent, with just over 500,000 inhabitants, Suriname is also the only Dutch-speaking nation in South America, and it has closer affinities with the Caribbean than with its continental neighbours.

  • Nicaragua - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 18 May 2016

    Executive summaryMovistar extends its LTE network Nicaragua is the largest and least densely populated country in Central America. The country’s significant GDP growth since 2010 belies the low economic base, given that it has the lowest GDP per capita in the region, with some 60% of the population living below the poverty line.

  • Latin America - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses - 17 May 2016

    Government initiatives supporting broadband connectivity across the region Although fixed broadband penetration in the LAC region remains below the global average, and significantly so in a number of Central American countries, in recent years there has been a greater appreciation among policy makers that higher broadband penetration translates to economic productivity and growth in GPD.

  • Latin America - Video Streaming and Digital Media - 17 May 2016

    Latin America’s pay TV market under pressure from videostreaming services The digital media landscape in the Latin America and Caribbean region (LAC) has seen considerable changes in recent years, both in terms of market consolidation and in the effects wrought by the fast-growing OTT sector.

  • Honduras - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 17 May 2016

    Executive summaryNew IXP to improve internet connectivity in Honduras Among the poorest countries in Central America, Honduras has long been plagued by an unstable political framework which has rendered telecom reform difficult.

  • Bolivia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 17 May 2016

    Executive summaryBolivia’s Entel planning to set up eight business divisions 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.

  • Guyana - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 17 May 2016

    Executive summaryLong-awaited Telecommunications Bill set before the National Assembly The only English-speaking nation in South America, Guyana has a small population with among the lowest GDP rates in the region.

  • Puerto Rico - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 17 May 2016

    Executive summaryLiberty Global completes integration of Choice Cable, creating a cable monopoly 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.

  • Afghanistan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 17 May 2016

    Executive summaryConsolidation likely in Afghanistan mobile market Afghanistan continues to be confronted on the widest possible front by the challenges of moving from a fragile present into a more stable and positive future.

  • Haiti - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 16 May 2016

    Executive summaryNew Haiti telecom law expected by 2017 to re-invigorate the sector Haiti’s economic and social indicators remain far lower than the average for Latin America and the Caribbean. The recent years of political and economic turmoil and natural disasters have stifled most sectors of the economy, including the telecoms sector which remains one of the least developed in the world.

  • Ghana - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 13 May 2016

    Ghana’s government reintroduces import duty on mobile devices Ghana was one of the first countries in Africa to liberalise and deregulate its telecommunications sector. Following the privatisation of Ghana Telecom in 1996 there was very rapid growth in market competition across the mobile, internet and fixed-line sectors, with a number of new players being licensed to offer services.

  • Dominican Republic - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 13 May 2016

    Executive summarySwitch to digital broadcasts in the Dominican Republic put back to 2021 The Dominican Republic’s fixed-line teledensity is well below the Latin American average, a legacy of under-investment in network infrastructure over the years.

  • Bahrain - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 12 May 2016

    Executive summaryBahrain’s regulatory authority implements measures to improve services There are a number of developments underway in Bahrain which will improve both services and infrastructure going forward.

  • Paraguay - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 12 May 2016

    Executive summaryParaguay’s regulator approves the National Telecommunications Plan 2016-2020 The state-owned incumbent, Corporación Paraguaya de Comunicaciones (Copaco) retains a monopoly on all fixed-line voice services, including local telephony, international long distance telephony, and VoIP.

  • Brunei Darussalam - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 05 May 2016

    Executive summaryBrunei’s TelBru launches nationwide WiFi service 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.

  • Uruguay - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 04 May 2016

    Executive summaryUruguay experiencing further delays to ASO process Uruguay is among the more politically stable countries in Latin America. The government has been supportive of business, and has pursued prudent macroeconomic policies which have been sympathetic to investment.

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