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  • Australia - Cloud Computing, Data Centres and M2M

    This annual report offers a wealth of information on the all important IT developments in the telecoms sector and is a key resource of insights, statistics, examples and trends. The industry is in transformation driven by cloud computing, which allows for a range of new OTT (over-the-top) services undermining many traditional business models across many different industry sectors.

  • Global Digital Economy - The Rapidly Evolving E-Commerce and M-Commerce Markets

    This annual report is a valuable resource of information on the global development of e-commerce and m-commerce and incorporates key insights, statistics, examples and trends. The report explores some of the larger issues surrounding the rise of Over-The Top (OTT) services and provides BuddeComm’s insights into e-payments, e-banking, entertainment apps, mobile location based services and digital advertising.

  • Sri Lanka - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in Sri Lanka. Subjects covered include: Key Statistics; Market and Industry Overviews; Regulatory Environment; Major Players (fixed and mobile); Infrastructure; Mobile Voice and Data Market; Internet, including VoIP; Broadband.

  • Taiwan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in telecommunications and digital media markets in Taiwan. Subjects covered include: Key Statistics Markets, Industry Ov

  • Turkey - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Turkey’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors.

  • Hong Kong - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report covers the sophisticated Hong Kong telecommunications market, highlighting general trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, internet, broadband, and converging media including VoIP and IPTV developments.

  • Colombia - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

    This report provides an overview of Colombia’s telecom market and regulatory environment. It incorporates insights into the mobile market, including key market statistics and analyses as well as profiles of the major mobile operators, as well as an overview of the broadband and pay TV markets, including scenario forecasts.

  • Australia - Competition is hotting up in the Video Entertainment market

    Competition in the Video Entertainment market has reached fever pitch. Driven by the popularity of OTT services like Netflix and Hulu in overseas markets all players in the Australian entertainment market are now on full alert.

  • Slovenia - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

    This report offers statistics and analyses on the fixed-line telecom sector, as well as the fixed and wireless broadband market, including subscriber forecasts to 2020. It covers the major players, as well as regulatory and infrastructural developments.

  • Czech Republic - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

    Covering developments in the market and regulatory environment, this report gives an insight into the evolving Czech Republic’s fixed-line telecoms and IT markets, offering valuable statistics, profiles of the major operators and deployed infrastructure.

Major report update

  • Australia - Cloud Computing, Data Centres and M2M

    This annual report offers a wealth of information on the all important IT developments in the telecoms sector and is a key resource of insights, statistics, examples and trends. The industry is in transformation driven by cloud computing, which allows for a range of new OTT (over-the-top) services undermining many traditional business models across many different industry sectors.

  • Global Digital Economy - The Rapidly Evolving E-Commerce and M-Commerce Markets

    This annual report is a valuable resource of information on the global development of e-commerce and m-commerce and incorporates key insights, statistics, examples and trends. The report explores some of the larger issues surrounding the rise of Over-The Top (OTT) services and provides BuddeComm’s insights into e-payments, e-banking, entertainment apps, mobile location based services and digital advertising.

  • Algeria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Forecasts

    This report reviews Algeria’s fixed-line, broadband and mobile markets, providing analysis and key statistics, profiles of the major players, and scenario forecasts. Researcher:- Henry Lanca

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Triple and Quad Play Insights

    The ‘triple play’ concept comprises fixed voice, video and data applications – all delivered over one single access subscription. Many companies also offer ‘quadruple play’, in which mobile voice services are added into the equation.

  • Digital Media - Online Video Streaming, iVoD and Mobile TV Insights

    Video applications over broadband are being used by many different industries for advertising, marketing, demonstration, entertainment and communication purposes. Online video streaming already makes up the largest component of internet traffic, and is set to continue growing faster than other digital formats.

  • Digital Media - IPTV, Smart TV, Pay TV and Digital TV Insights

    The digital TV and video broadcasting industry has changed beyond recognition and it continues to evolve. Consumer habits are shifting from broadcast TV to on-demand content – especially streaming. Traditional TV viewing is increasingly facing competition from other viewing platforms such as smart phones, tablets, and Smart TVs.

  • Malaysia - Mobile Communications, Broadcasting, and Forecasts

    The remarkable growth in Malaysia’s mobile market over a number of years could not hide the fact that the industry was in need of restructuring. Behind the strong growth, there was considerable activity going on with changes to the companies and further reshaping of the local telecom sector.

  • Malaysia - Key Statistics, Telecoms Market Overview, Infrastructure and Forecasts

    There has been strong growth in Malaysia’s telecom sector over the last decade, but the growth has not been consistent across the sector. The number of fixed-line services, after growing rapidly at first, had been relatively static for around ten years; then we saw clear evidence of a shrinking subscriber base.

  • Malaysia - Broadband Market and Forecasts

    Malaysia continues to heavily promote itself as an Information Technology hub in the Asia region. Whilst there had been a good response at a corporate level, for some time the wider community was not really embracing technology.

  • Malaysia - Major Telecommunications Operators

    The changing landscape of the Malaysian telecom market has over time witnessed the restructuring of all the main players. The government has been a strong supporter of the rationalisation of what had been seen as an ‘overcrowded’ operator market at times, this concern referring specifically to the mobile segment.

  • Sri Lanka - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in Sri Lanka. Subjects covered include: Key Statistics; Market and Industry Overviews; Regulatory Environment; Major Players (fixed and mobile); Infrastructure; Mobile Voice and Data Market; Internet, including VoIP; Broadband.

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  • Guam - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Guam, a small but dynamic telecom market, is a major nexus between the USA and Asia BuddeComm’s report Guam - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications market of Guam, including industry and operator data updates and estimates through to 2014.

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  • Singapore - Major Telecom Operators

    More than 600 telecommunications licences have been awarded by Singapore’s telecom regulator, the Infocomm Development Authority; around 5% of these come under the facilities-based operator category. The boom in licensing over the last decade has been the result of a hugely liberalised market and government policy that has strongly supported a progressive regulatory regime.

  • Macedonia - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

    Market consolidation sees VIP Operator merge with One The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Macedonia) has been a European Union (EU) candidate country since 2005. As part of the EU pre-accession process, the country has built closer economic ties with the Union: the EU accounts for 60% of Macedonia’s exports and about half of its imports.

  • Global - Infrastructure - The Broadband Commission for Digital Development

    The Broadband Commission joined together for its 9th meeting in Dublin in March 2014 and a key outcome was the statements that:”Broadband can solve the global development gap.” The role of The Broadband Commission for Digital Development is to define practical ways in which countries — at all stages of development — can provide access to broadband networks for their citizens, in cooperation with the private sector.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - RSPs Pricing and Products

    By mid 2013, 45 retail service providers (RSPs) were accredited by NBN Co to take part in the various pilots, as well as in the official rollout program. As NBN Co is a pure wholesale operator the end-users will depend upon the RSPs for innovative products and affordable pricing.

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  • Tunisia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    MNOs call for committee to manage launch of LTE services This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Tunisia’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: One of Africa’s most advanced telecoms and broadband markets; Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; The impact of the global economic crisis and the 'Arab Spring' revolution; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets, including 3G; Average Revenue per User; Internet and broadband development, including 3G mobile and FttP; E-government, e-learning and e-commerce; Internet censorship; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

  • Liberia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Mobile technologies deployed to track Ebola cases This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Liberia’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: A telecommunications market almost entirely based on wireless technologies; Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Regulatory environment and structural reform; Market liberalisation; Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, IPOs, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets; Average Revenue per User; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Internet and broadband development and growth.

  • Burundi - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Mobile market consolidation as Vimpelcom sells its U-Com business to Econet Wireless This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Burundi’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Infrastructure development; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Internet and broadband development and growth; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Mobile voice and data markets.

  • Bangladesh - Mobile Market Overview, Forecasts, and Broadcasting

    After deregulation of the mobile market and the entry of two new operators (bringing the total number of mobile providers to five) in 2005, Bangladesh witnessed a period of booming growth in mobile subscriber numbers.

  • FOXTEL

    FOXTEL is the largest subscription television provider in Australia, offering over 200 viewing channels. National coverage was secured in 2012 following the company’s acquisition of AUSTAR. Company ownership is equally divided between Telstra and News Corporation, each with a 50% stake.

  • Angola - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Angola Telecom plans to return to profitability in 2015 with government assistance This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Angola’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered in this half-yearly update include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Telecoms operators – privatisation, restructuring, acquisitions, new licences; Infrastructure development; International submarine fibre optic cables; National fibre backbone networks; Mobile voice and data markets; Internet and broadband development and pricing, including 3G and 4G mobile (LTE); Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Mobile market forecasts for 2015 and 2018.

  • Finland - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Finland retains one of most advanced mobile markets in Europe. The country was the first to deploy 3G over 900MHz spectrum, and more recently it has auctioned spectrum in the 800MHz to extend the availability of LTE services nationally.

  • Finland - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Finland’s high broadband penetration has been the result of astute regulatory measures which have encouraged market competition, as well as a population keen to adopt internet services and their delivery through fixed-line and mobile technologies.

  • Finland - Digital Economy and Digital TV - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

    Finland’s market for digital media and TV is among the most advanced in Europe. The country was one of the first to switch from analogue to digital transmission, while digital terrestrial TV has been operating since mid-2001.

  • Finland - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    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, and provide additional spectrum for telecom services.

  • Venezuela - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

    Venezuela’s fixed broadband penetration and speed are lower than the regional average and less than would be expected based on GDP per capita, which in Venezuela is higher than in Latin America as a whole.

  • Austria - Broadband Market Insights, Analysis and Forecasts

    The Austrian fixed-line broadband market is dominated by the DSL sector, which rapidly overtook cable as the preferred access method. UPC Austria is the leading cable operator, while Telekom Austria retains a leading share of the DSL market.

  • Malawi - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Currency devaluation causing continuing difficulties for telcos This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Malawi’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets; Internet and broadband development and growth; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Mobile data services, including 3G; Average Revenue per User (ARPU).

  • USA - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    The US mobile subscriber base is approaching 330 million. Although growth has slowed in line with high penetration levels, mobile data use remains strong while data revenues continue to grow steadily year-on-year.

  • Optus - Company Overview and Operating Statistics

    Optus provides a range of communications services that include mobile, national and long-distance services, local and international telephony, business network services, internet and satellite services, subscription TV and digital media services.

  • Kenya - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Strong growth in the number of mobile subscribers has translated into sustained revenue in the sector. Network operators have consistently invested about a quarter of revenue into network upgrades in recent years.

  • Greece - Mobile Market Insights and Statistics

    Greece has a well-developed mobile market characterised by high SIM card penetration. The market is dominated by the three mobile network operators Wind Hellas, Vodafone Greece and Cosmote. Tariffs have fallen in recent years as a result of competition and regulatory mandated reductions in MTRs.

  • Senegal - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Telecom sector now accounting for almost 11% of GDP This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Senegal’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; The impact of the global economic crisis; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory environment; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Consolidation in the mobile sector; Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets, including 3G; Average Revenue per User; Internet and broadband development and growth; Broadband and mobile data services and pricing trends; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); The emergence of m-payment and m-banking services.

  • Libya - Telecoms Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Islamic militias’ declaration of alternative government undermines investor confidence This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Libya’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPOs, joint ventures, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development, including fibre/FttP; Mobile voice and data markets; Internet and broadband development; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Broadband pricing trends, fixed and mobile; Mobile data services, including 3G broadband.

  • Mozambique - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Revised Telecom Act aimed at encouraging access to telecom infrastructure This annual report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Mozambique’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: One of the highest growth potential telecom markets in Africa; Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; The impact of the global economic crisis; Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPO, acquisitions, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets, including 3G; Average revenue per user trends and analysis; Internet and broadband development and pricing; The impact of the country’s first international submarine fibre optic cables; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

  • Mexico - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Growth in the Mexican mobile market has begun to slow in response to higher penetration. Telcel still dominates the market, accounting for about 70% of subscribers. The regulator has endeavoured to encourage competition since 2010, and legislation passed in late 2013 aims to reduce the dominance of Telcel in the mobile market and of Telmex in the fixed-line segment.

  • Vodafone New Zealand

    Vodafone NZ remains New Zealand’s largest mobile network operator providing voice, data and value-added mobile services. It has had more than 50% of the mobile market since 2003, but since 2010 market share has slipped and by June 2014 it stood at around 42%, with most of its lost customer base moving to mobile operator 2degrees.

  • Zimbabwe - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Revised licensing fees add to network operator costs This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Zimbabwe’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: The impact of the economic and political crisis; Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets; Average Revenue per User (ARPU); Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Internet and broadband development and growth, including 3G mobile; Broadband services and pricing trends.

  • Zambia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Airtel makes available Facebook’s Internet.org mobile app to provide free basic services This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Zambia’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; The impact of the global economic crisis; Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development; The impact of access to international submarine fibre for a landlocked country; Mobile voice and data markets, including 3G; Internet and broadband development and pricing; Average revenue per user; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

  • Cote d Ivoire (Ivory Coast) - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    VipNet prepares for commercial LTE launch, offering competition to Orange This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Cote d’Ivoire’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: The impact of the recent political and economic crisis; Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets, including 3G and LTE; Internet and broadband development and growth; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Broadband pricing trends – ADSL, EV-DO, WiMAX, 3G, HSPA, LTE; Average Revenue per User (APRU).

  • Democratic Republic of Congo - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Africell’s anticipated 3G launch may shake up mobile internet pricing This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in DRC’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Infrastructure development; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Internet and broadband development and growth; Mobile data services, including 3G/4G; Mobile banking; Average Revenue per User (ARPU).

  • Benin - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Moov’s 3G launch supporting the operator’s m-commerce services This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Benin’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; The impact of the global economic crisis; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets; Average Revenue per User; Internet and broadband development; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

  • El Salvador - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media - Insights and Statistics

    Steady rise in El Salvador’s mobile broadband customer base Relatively densely populated, El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America. Economic prosperity has been stymied by income inequality, poor infrastructure and inadequate social capital.

  • Tanzania - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    M-payment platforms gain traction with co-operation from banks This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Tanzania’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets, including 3G; Internet development and pricing; Broadband, including 3G mobile; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

  • South Africa - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    South Africa has a vibrant mobile market that has seen rapid uptake since competition was introduced to the sector in the 1990s. SIM card penetration is well above 100% of the population, driven by separate subscriptions for voice and mobile broadband services, following the launch of third generation (3G) and LTE services.

  • Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Sotelgui expected to re-launch services having secured $350 million loan This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Guinea’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: One of the fastest growing mobile markets in the region; The impact of the global economic crisis; Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets; Internet and broadband development and growth; Broadband and mobile data services and pricing trends; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Mobile Average Revenue per User (ARPU).

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