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  • Jamaica - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 22 Jul 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.

  • Australia - Telecoms Market Analyses - Top Trends Moving into 2017 - 20 Jul 2016

    The telecommunication market on its way to 2017 The telecommunications market continues its transformation into the industry underpinning the digital, sharing and interconnected economy. This transformation is mainly driven by the ongoing innovations and technological developments that are taking place.

  • Samoa - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 18 Jul 2016

    Executive summaryProgress towards addressing capacity issues in Samoa The geography of the Pacific region has made internet connectivity a serious problem for the many islands dispersed over vast oceanic spaces.

  • Eritrea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 18 Jul 2016

    Executive summaryEritrea’s mobile infrastructure providing 85% geographic coverage Under a state-owned monopoly on fixed and mobile services, Eritrea is the least developed telecommunications market in Africa with a mobile penetration of only around 6% in early 2014.

  • Kiribati - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 17 Jul 2016

    Executive summaryTelecom services improving for Kiribati Kiribati presents a challenging geography for telecommunications network deployments. Traditional network architecture is unsuitable for Kiribati, as the islands are only connected to each other and to the rest of the world via satellite.

  • Djibouti - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 14 Jul 2016

    Executive summaryDjibouti Telecom joins DAR submarine cable consortium Djibouti is one of the last countries in the world allowing its national telco, Djibouti Telecom (DT) a monopoly on all telecom services, including fixed lines, mobile, internet and broadband.

  • Rwanda - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 14 Jul 2016

    Executive summaryRwandan buses equipped with LTE routers as part of a Smart Kigali initiative The Rwandan telecom continues to develop strongly, buttressed by sustained GDP growth which has seen the country develop one the fastest-growing economies in the world.

  • Australia - Mobile Broadband Market - Services and Apps - 13 Jul 2016

    Australia’s MVNOs now accessing the world’s fastest LTE networks The three LTE networks operated by Optus, Telstra and Vodafone have been developed rapidly during the past two years. These MNOs are striving to provide an infrastructure capable of meeting customer demand for mobile broadband services, and are also preparing for the possibilities anticipated through the deployment of 5G within the next few years.

  • Burkina Faso - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 12 Jul 2016

    Executive summaryAirtel launches an m-health insurance service, following success in Ghana This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Burkina Faso’s telecommunications market.

  • Sierra Leone - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses - 11 Jul 2016

    Executive summaryMobile market changes with Orange Group acquiring Airtel Sierra Leone Having emerged from more than a decade of civil war, Sierra Leone since 2002 has enjoyed greater political stability.

  • Singapore - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses - 05 Jul 2016

    Data and analytics will play a critical role in Singapore’s ‘Smart Nation’ initiative Singapore continues to maintain a strong positive outlook in the country’s telecommunications sector.

  • Australia - Smart Cities - 04 Jul 2016

    Smart City Transformation 2016 While a holistic approach towards the development of smart cities is still often missing, in 2016 there are some good examples, both nationally and internationally, of councils that are moving in the right direction.

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

    Australia’s NBN preps for 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.

  • 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.

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