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  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Smart Transport, Smart Vehicles and Drones

    Smart Transport, better known as Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), increase the safety and efficiency of transport networks – from public bus, tram and train transport, to rail and road freight transport, and private and commercial road transport.

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - August 2014

    Published since 1983, Australia’s first telecommunications and new media newsletter covers national and international business strategies and government policies in relation to fixed and wireless broadband and other smart infrastructure, the digital economy, digital and mobile media, smart grids, e-health and e-education.

  • Indonesia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in Indonesia. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Scenario forecasts (fixed, mobile, internet subscribers) Market and industry overviews; Regulatory environment; Major players (fixed and mobile); Infrastructure development – national and international; Digital media; Mobile voice and data market; Internet, including VoIP and IPTV; Broadband services; Regulatory environment.

  • Philippines - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in Philippines. Subjects covered include: Key Statistics; Markets, Industry Overviews and Analysis; Scenario forecasts (fixed, mobile, internet subscribers); Regulatory Environment; Major Telecom Operators  (Mobile, Fixed, Broadband); Infrastructure development – national and international; Mobile Voice and Data Markets; Internet, including VoIP and IPTV; Broadband services (DSL, cable, FttH, wireless); Digital Media.

  • Digicel - Company Overview - South Pacific

    Digicel is a relative newcomer to the mobile phone technology sector. It has only been operating for just over 12 years and has since grown to be an innovative provider of mobile services across the markets in the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, Central America and is looking to move further into the Asia-Pacific region.

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

    This report provides statistics and analysis on Mexico’s fixed-line and digital TV markets, as well as an overview of regulatory developments. It reviews the broadband and internet market, and assesses the mobile sector, including a range statistical data as well as subscriber forecasts.

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

    This report provides varied analyses on Romania’s maturing telecommunications market, covering regulatory developments, the major players, and an assessment of fixed-line infrastructure. It also covers the developing broadband and broadcasting markets and related technologies, as well as an overview of Romania’s growing mobile market, providing data on market developments, profiles of the major operators and a variety of financial and performance statistics.

  • Latin America - Digital Media and Pay TV Market

    This market report provides a comprehensive overview of convergence, pay TV, and digital media across Latin America and the Caribbean. The countries covered in this report include: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela and the small Caribbean island nations.

  • Australia - Telecoms - International prepaid calling market

    Driven by the rapid global growth of mobile, especially in developing countries, and the capped prices in developed mobile markets, there is now a trend away from fixed line-based international calling to wireless-based calls.

  • Africa - Mobile Voice Market and Major Network Operators

    The countries covered in this report include: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Major report update

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Smart Transport, Smart Vehicles and Drones

    Smart Transport, better known as Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), increase the safety and efficiency of transport networks – from public bus, tram and train transport, to rail and road freight transport, and private and commercial road transport.

  • Thailand - Mobile Communications - Market Overview and Forecasts

    With Thai mobile subscriptions having more than doubled over the past six years, penetration had reached 120% by early 2013. What was once an all-powerful duopoly - AIS and DTAC – was still dominating the market despite the entry of a number of new players.

  • Thailand - Major Telecom Operators

    This report looks at the major operators in the Thai telecom market. In what is a complex commercial environment, we find a mix of state-owned companies and private operators functioning under a wide variety of corporate and regulatory structures and interfaces.

  • Thailand - Key Statistics, Telecommunications Market, Regulatory and Infrastructure Overview and Forecasts

    This report provides an overview of the telecommunications market in Thailand and the regulatory reform that is taking place, together with a selection of the most recent available key indicators for the sector.

  • Thailand - Internet, Broadband Services, Broadcasting and Forecasts

    Thailand has started to energetically embrace the internet in its many forms across the marketplace. Over the last decade, the estimated number of internet users in the country has increased more than fourfold.

  • Cook Islands - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Competition to reach the Cook Islands, but Spark/Telecom New Zealand pulls out BuddeComm’s report Cook Islands - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications market of the Cook Islands, including industry and operator data updates and estimates through to 2014.

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

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Ghana’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, internet and broadband sectors as well as opportunities in converging media.

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - August 2014

    Published since 1983, Australia’s first telecommunications and new media newsletter covers national and international business strategies and government policies in relation to fixed and wireless broadband and other smart infrastructure, the digital economy, digital and mobile media, smart grids, e-health and e-education.

  • Indonesia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in Indonesia. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Scenario forecasts (fixed, mobile, internet subscribers) Market and industry overviews; Regulatory environment; Major players (fixed and mobile); Infrastructure development – national and international; Digital media; Mobile voice and data market; Internet, including VoIP and IPTV; Broadband services; Regulatory environment.

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

    Mobile internet helps to bridge the digital gap BuddeComm’s report Samoa - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications market of Samoa, including industry and operator data updates and estimates through to 2014.

  • Latin America - Mobile Operators

    The report provides key information about the mobile operators in Latin America and the Caribbean. Topics covered include: Brief company history and shareholder structure; Licences and technology deployments; Subscriber evolution; Average Revenue per User (ARPU); Market position.

  • Latin America - Mobile Voice, Data and Forecasts

    This report covers developments in the mobile voice and data markets of Latin America and the Caribbean. The countries covered in this report include: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean countries, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.

  • Kuwait - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    Kuwait has a progressive telecoms market but needs more competition Kuwait has a well developed and progressive telecoms market, offering LTE services, ADSL, FttP and WiMAX services. However Kuwait is one of the few remaining countries in the Middle East where a government ministry, the Ministry of Communications (MoC), acts as both monopoly operator of fixed-line services and regulator.

New chapter or analysis

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - Wholesale and Competition

    The NBN, and in particular the structural separation between infrastructure and services, is going to change the telecoms industry beyond recognition. Gone will be the days of regulatory gaming. A completely new industry structure will require collaboration and cooperation, rather than the destructive adversarial environment of the past.

  • Australia - Analyses Telecoms Market - mid 2014

    The Australian telecoms market currently operates in a two-tiered fashion. By far the greatest attention of politicians and the media is focused on the national broadband market. Despite election promises, progress has been – as predicted by BuddeComm – slow.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - Infrastructure Analysis

    The report provides background analysis on various infrastructure issues. First, it gives some high-level strategic analysis of the NBN as national infrastructure, as distinct from just telecoms infrastructure.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - Cost Benefit Issues

    While the matter has since died down, one of the key issues that has been haunting the NBN is the lack of a cost benefit analysis. It is one of the key issues that the opposition has been raising. There is, on the other hand, widespread acknowledgment of the difficulties attached to providing any meaningful analysis on this topic, due to the large-scale character of this national infrastructure plan and the long periods of time it encompasses.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - Telstra

    Soon after the Australian government announced the national broadband network in 2009 Telstra accepted that changes were inevitable, and it reacted swiftly. A new management team was appointed and the company announced its support for the NBN and its willingness to work with the government.

  • Australia - Broadband - Business Market Statistics

    Although the business market in Australia was quick to embrace broadband, a significant proportion of smaller operators have yet to establish an online presence, and by early 2014 only 38% had a business website.

  • Australia - Digital Media - Newspaper Publishing

    The newspaper publishers are among those hardest hit by the massive changes that are taking place as a consequence of rapidly changing digital technologies. As BuddeComm has discussed in various analyses over the past few years, the publishers were slow to come to an understanding of the impact of the internet, and for a long time they have taken the wrong approach.

  • Australia - Digital Economy - Book Industry - E-books

    In essence the book industry has a golden future. More books are read than ever before and new (international) book markets open up every year. Writers have existed – and have been in demand – for 5,000 years and they are not going to die out any time soon.

  • Australia - Digital Media - IPTV - Market Overview

    Driven by the successful US-based Netflix IPTV service from America, Foxtel has launched its long-awaited Presto IPTV service. The traditional IPTV model is making something of a comeback, with new services launched over higher-speed broadband networks and the introduction of competitively priced triple-play models.

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

    Economic conditions improve but inflation causing lingering revenue stress for operators BuddeComm’s publication, Belarus - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts, provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecoms sector in one of Eastern Europe’s largest emerging markets.

  • Australia - Smart Grid and Renewable Energy

    The fundamental shift that has taken place in environmental policies since 2007 is having a huge effect on the electricity market. Smart grids, smart meters, electric vehicles and solar panels now are all well and truly part of new government polices and industry initiatives, all aimed at saving energy and moving to cleaner energy sources.

  • Australia - Smart Energy - Trends and Analyses - 2014

    With a better understanding of the complexity involved in the transformation of the electricity industry the words ‘smart energy’ are becoming more prominent. BuddeComm believes that the term ‘smart grids’ is too narrow and that eventually ‘smart energy’ will become the accepted terminology, especially once the communications developments in national broadband networks and mobile broadband start to converge with smart grid developments.

Statistical table(s) update or addition

  • 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).

  • Burkina Faso - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Airtel 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. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; The impact of the global economic crisis; Regulatory environment and structural reform; 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; Internet and broadband development and pricing; 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).

  • Canada - Broadband Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Canada has one of the highest broadband penetration rates among the OECD nations. Government policy has encouraged widespread broadband availability, particularly in rural and regional areas, resulting in 98% of Canadians being able to access broadband services.

  • Canada - Telecom Market, Digital Media and Regulatory Overviews - Statistics Insights and Analysis

    The convergence of voice, internet and TV continues to bring Canadian telcos and broadcasting operators together as direct competitors in the emerging market for bundled services. Broadband and wireless revenues are underpinning telecom sector revenue while the fixed-voice sector continues to decline.

  • Canada - Wireless Communications - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Canada’s comparatively low mobile penetration suggests that there remains room for further growth in the voice market. The government has endeavoured to encourage market competition by ensuring that blocks of spectrum have been reserved for new entrants, while blocking deals which would have concentrated spectrum either regionally or nationally among the three main networks operators.

  • 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.

  • Chile - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Chile’s mobile penetration is one of the highest in South America but lagging slightly behind Uruguay and Argentina. Mobile growth, however, has slowed down considerably – it even turned negative in the first quarter of 2013, which may indicate that the market has reached saturation.

  • Mexico - Key Statistics, Telecoms Market and Regulatory Overviews

    With a population of around 109 million and a fixed-line teledensity of around 17%, Mexico’s telecom sector retains significant potential for growth over the next 5-10 years. The fixed-line market is still dominated by incumbent Telmex, with about 80% market share, while the mobile market is dominated by Telmex’s sister company Telcel, both being owned by América Móvil.

  • New Zealand - Mobile Communications - Statistics, Analysis and Major Operators

    A number of significant developments have occurred in the market in recent years. Spark closed down its CDMA network and launched an in-house MVNO, Skinny. In late 2013 the operator launched commercial LTE services, competing with Vodafone which had launched the South Island’s first LTE network earlier in the year, complementing an existing service in Auckland.

  • Nigeria - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    Nigeria has one of the biggest and fastest growing telecom markets in Africa, attracting huge amounts of foreign investment. Far reaching liberalisation has led to hundreds of companies providing all kinds of telecom and value-added services in an independently regulated market.

  • Nigeria - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Nigeria is Africa’s largest mobile market with more than 125 million subscribers and a market penetration of around 75% in early 2014. The rapid growth has led to problems with network congestion and quality of service, prompting the regulatory authority NCC to impose fines and sanctions.

  • Amcom Telecommunications Limited

    Amcom is a second-tier telecommunications carrier providing fibre, DSL broadband, data centre, IP voice solutions, internet services. It also offers training services to the consumer, corporate, wholesale, government and Small and Medium Enterprise markets.

  • Telstra Corporation Limited - Company Overview and Operating Statistics

    Telstra is Australia’s largest telecommunications provider offering a full range of telecom services throughout Australia. The company provides basic access services to most homes and businesses, local and long-distance telephone call services, and mobile and internet services including just 3.

  • Telstra Corporation Limited - Financial Statistics - 2014

    Telstra’s financial results have continued to follow a pattern common among major telcos in this fast changing market, wherein revenue from mobile voice and data services offsets declining revenue from the fixed-line voice sector.

  • Australia - Digital Economy - Business Market - Trends and Statistics

    The digital economy affects everybody, including existing players such as telcos, banks, media wholesalers, services and retail. All businesses will eventually need to adapt to the new environment as new players enter these markets from different angles.

  • Australia - Telecoms - International Networks

    Australia’s advanced and extensive telecommunications infrastructure spans the country and extends across the Tasman and into Asia. This report covers international developments in undersea cable and satellite based infrastructure, including backbones across the Tasman Sea and to Asia and the USA Telstra and its technology partner Alcatel-Lucent launched the Sydney end of a 9,000 km cable to Hawaii in 2008, which competes against rival cables operated by Southern Cross, Pipe Networks and Australia-Japan Cable.

  • Ghana - Internet and Broadband Market - Insights and Statistics

    Ghana was among the first countries in Africa connected to the internet and to introduce ADSL services. The sector is highly competitive, with more than 140 licensed ISPs though the market is dominated by only a few players.

  • Ghana - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Since launching the first cellular mobile network in sub-Saharan Africa in 1992, Ghana has developed one of the continent’s most vibrant mobile markets, with six competing operators including regional heavyweights such as MTN, Vodafone, Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain) and Millicom (Tigo).

  • Ghana - Key Statistics, Regulatory and Telecom Market Insights

    In liberalising and deregulating its telecommunications sector, Ghana proved to be one of the pioneering countries within African. The privatisation of Ghana Telecom (GT) in 1996 was the catalyst for an extraordinary growth in market competition across the mobile, internet and fixed-line sectors.

  • Australia - 2nd Tier Telcos - Revenue Statistics

    Developments in this market have been dominated by industry consolidation, a process that is set to continue over coming years. Moving towards a structurally separated regulatory environment with a NBN at the horizon, size really does matter.

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