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  • Uganda - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 25 Nov 2015

    Uganda regulator losing patience with Uganda Telecom mismanagement In recent years reforms have transformed Uganda’s economy, establishing consistent growth which is anticipated to remain above 6% into 2016.

  • Australia - Telecoms Industry - Statistical Overviews - 24 Nov 2015

    Wholesale access to the NBN promising benefits for Australia’s telcos Despite pressures on pricing, revenue is expected to show continued growth for fiscal 2016. M&A activity during 2015 has seen telcos such as TPG begin to realise the benefits of scale, propelling them to the main stage in terms of broadband market share.

  • Serbia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 24 Nov 2015

    Executive summary800MHz spectrum auction in November 2015 to stimulate mobile broadband use in 2016 Following an economically and politically turbulent period during the 1990s, Serbia started the first decade of the new millennium with strong GDP growth until the economic crisis of 2008 restricted both growth and investment.

  • Colombia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 23 Nov 2015

    Colombia launches phase two of Digital Connections Project Colombia’s telecom infrastructure is reasonably well developed in urban areas, where service availability is relatively high for Latin America, though facilities remain poor in smaller centres and rural areas.

  • Chile - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 23 Nov 2015

    Chile’s Entel trialling mobile broadband at up to 250Mb/s Chile’s telecom sector is among the most developed in Latin America, with the modern infrastructure supporting a range of services in the fixed-line, digital media and mobile sectors.

  • Global Digital and Sharing Economy - Transforming Governments, Consumers and Business - 18 Nov 2015

    The Sharing and Networking Economy demonstrate the growing trust in online services The quick acceptance of the Sharing Economy movement demonstrates the enormous trust and confidence consumers, businesses and government alike now place in online services generally.

  • Croatia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 17 Nov 2015

    Telekom Austria expands interest in Croatian ISP market The Croatian telecoms market has been shaped by the country’s bid to join the European Union, which resulted in market liberalisation and the creation of a regulatory environment conducive to competition.

  • Nicaragua - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 17 Nov 2015

    Executive summaryClaro and Movistar both launch LTE services 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.

  • Egypt - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 16 Nov 2015

    Egypt’s newly lit MENA subsea cable adds to bandwidth capacity Egypt’s political crisis in recent years has adversely affected the telecom sector. Although revenue has remained stable, profit margins and capital expenditure have fallen due to a weaker local currency, while international investors have shown caution.

  • Malaysia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 11 Nov 2015

    Malaysia’s broadband household penetration passes 70% There has been strong growth in Malaysia’s telecom sector over the last decade, but the growth has not been consistent across the sector.

  • El Salvador - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 11 Nov 2015

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

  • Singapore - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 10 Nov 2015

    Singapore enthusiastically embraces 4G/LTE and beyond Through its building of a high quality and extremely progressive regulatory environment for the local telecommunications sector, Singapore has developed the status of a world leader in telecommunications.

  • Bulgaria - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 09 Nov 2015

    Bulgaria’s telco incumbent again to be put up for sale Bulgaria’s telecoms market in recent years has been affected by the country’s poor macroeconomic climate, which has contributed to steadily declining revenue across the sector since 2008.

  • Argentina - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 09 Nov 2015

    New Argentine telecom regulator blocks key sales among telcos Argentina has one of the more sophisticated telecom infrastructures in Latin America though much investment is still required to update services in rural areas.

  • Algeria - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 04 Nov 2015

    Algerian government prepares for LLU on Algerie Telecom’s network Although Algeria has a declining fixed-line penetration, the country has one of the highest telecom services teledensities in Africa, with mobile penetration standing at about 115%.

  • Slovenia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 04 Nov 2015

    Slovenia’s mobile operators established in the fixed-line market Slovenia’s communications market is dominated by Telekom Slovenije. In a bid to help reduce debt the newly elected government confirmed in early 2015 that it would complete the privatisation of the telco, though only the investment fund Cinven has emerged as a bidder, and the process to sell the State’s 72% interest in the incumbent was called off in mid-year.

  • Finland - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 03 Nov 2015

    Finland’s Broadband 2015 program on track to ensure comprehensive 100Mb/s services Finland’s telecom market is among the more progressive in Europe, with considerable emphasis by both the regulator and operators to test-bed technologies, particularly in the mobile sector.

  • Mozambique - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 03 Nov 2015

    Executive summaryGovernment moots merger of struggling telcos MdT and mCel Mozambique’s economy has shown consistently strong growth for a number of years. The country’s GDP was largely unaffected by the global economic crisis which erupted in 2008, and continues to restrict growth among many economies.

  • Libya - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 03 Nov 2015

    Executive summaryIslamic militias in Libya undermine investor confidence Libya’s civil war has crippled the country’s economy and disrupted its telecommunications sector. It is estimated that more than S1 billion worth of telecom infrastructure was destroyed, including about 20% of the country’s mobile tower sites.

  • Ethiopia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 03 Nov 2015

    Executive summaryEthiopia’s Ethio Telecom launches LTE services Ethiopia is one of the last countries in Africa allowing its national telco, Ethio Telecom (ETC) a monopoly on all telecom services including fixed, mobile, internet and data communications.

  • Greece - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 02 Nov 2015

    Greek financial crisis leading to major decline in telecom revenue Greece’s telecoms market has suffered from some very tough economic conditions in recent years, leading to lower sector revenue and investment.

  • Qatar - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 31 Oct 2015

    Executive summaryQatar building extensive fibre network deployment Qatar is considered to be one of the most highly connected markets in the Middle East and offers significant opportunity due to its high numbers of mobile and broadband subscribers combined with wealth due to its large natural gas reserves.

  • Global Smart Infrastructure - Gravitating Towards Smart Grids and M2M - 28 Oct 2015

    The smart energy revolution There is no doubt that we are in the midst of an energy revolution. Not only is the nature of energy changing from fossil-generated energy to renewable – there is a total change in the distribution structure occurring with less focus on centralisation and more on distributed energy.

  • India - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 27 Oct 2015

    Telecoms in India looks towards a fresh period of growth After a major hiccup back in 2012, India’s mobile market had sorted itself out to a large extent by 2015 and subscriber growth looked to be running at a steady 7% per annum.

  • Benin - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 27 Oct 2015

    Executive summaryBenin now connected to the ACE submarine cable system Although the telecom market in Benin continues to face considerable hurdles given the country’s poor fixed-line infrastructure, recent developments suggest that the sector will be transformed in coming years.

  • Romania - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 21 Oct 2015

    Romanian State’s third attempt to offload stake in Telekom Romania delayed Romania’s fixed-line telecoms market continues to evolve under the impact of competition and technological change.

  • Swaziland - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 21 Oct 2015

    Executive summaryMTN Group and Liquid Telecom sign partner agreement to offer improved services in Swaziland Swaziland is one of the last countries in the world to abolish an almost complete monopoly in all sectors of its telecommunications market: until 2011 the state-owned posts and telecommunications operator SPTC also acted as the industry regulator and had a stake in the country’s sole mobile network, in an uneasy partnership with South Africa’s MTN.

  • Africa - Mobile Voice and Mobile Broadband Statistics (tables only) - 21 Oct 2015

    African mobile internet traffic expected to increase 20-fold by the end of the decade Africa’s diverse mobile market is characterised by having a small number of mobile players with footprints across multiple countries.

  • Tunisia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 20 Oct 2015

    Executive summaryTunisia’s regulator consults on launch of LTE services As a result of heavy investments in the telecom sector since the mid-1990s, Tunisia has one of the most developed telecommunications and broadband infrastructures in Northern Africa, sporting some of the continent’s highest market penetration rates and lowest prices.

  • Turkey - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 19 Oct 2015

    Turkey to see mobile broadband speeds increase in 2016 Turkey is home to a strong mobile sector with over 72 billion mobile subscribers in 2015. Mobile broadband services in Turkey have been underpinned by 3G/HSPA infrastructure and have become Turkey’s most popular broadband access method.

  • Lebanon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - 12 Oct 2015

    Executive summaryLebanon becomes a hub for ICT entrepreneurship Lebanon is home to a growing technology sector, complete with local start-up incubators designed to provide seed funding and mentoring to technology entrepreneurs.

  • Iceland - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 09 Oct 2015

    Executive summaryGovernment commits funds for NGA networks Iceland has one of Europe’s smallest economies and markets, and so growth within the telecom sector is limited. The market for some years suffered from the effects of the ongoing economic downturn which erupted in 2008, though economic growth has translated into improved investment in the sector as the main telcos upgrade both mobile and fixed networks.

  • Belarus - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 08 Oct 2015

    Executive summaryBelarus government again initiates sale of its 51% stake in Beltelecom Belarus experience strong economic growth during the first years of the century, though this stalled during the financial crisis of 2008 and 2010.

  • Malta - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 07 Oct 2015

    Executive summaryMVNOs extend reach of LTE Despite its small size, Malta’s telecom sector is among the most advanced in Europe. Mobile and broadband penetration are both relatively high, while ongoing investments in networks are providing customers with a range of bundled services.

  • Latin America - Mobile Infrastructure - 30 Sep 2015

    Latin American market set for LTE investment into 2016 In common with other regional areas globally, mobile network operators in Latin America are gearing up for further investment in network infrastructure into 2016 as customer demand for mobile data reaches new heights.

  • Latin America - Mobile Network Operators and MVNOs - 29 Sep 2015

    Latin American MNOs expecting further competition into 2016 Latin America’s mobile market is dominated by four multinational operators, which together account for about 75% of the region’s subscribers.

  • Global Smart Infrastructure - The Direction is Smart Cities and AI - 29 Sep 2015

    Smart cities need to invest in the ICT platform While a holistic approach towards the development of smart cities is still often missing; in 2015 there are some good examples both nationally and internationally of councils that are moving in the right direction.

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