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  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - April 2014

    Published since 1983, Australia’s first telecommunications and new media newslettercovers 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.

  • Australia - E-Commerce, Marketing and Advertising

    This annual publication offers a wealth of information on the trends and developments taking place in the m-commerce and c-commerce sectors. The publication provides analyses of the issues surrounding the growth of e-commerce, including e-banking, e-payments and online advertising.

  • Japan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    Japan is a country leading in technology use. The report covers trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media including VoIP and IPTV developments.

  • Australia - Broadband, Digital Media and Digital Economy Statistics (tables only)

    This tables-only report provides over 163 statistical tables and 37 charts for internet, broadband and all aspects of the digital economy in Australia. Full details, commentaries and analyses are given elsewhere in the annual reports listed at the end of the Contents section.

  • Australia - E-Health, E-Education, E-Government

    This annual report offers a wealth of information on the trends and developments taking place in the e-health, e-education and e-government sectors. The report analyses the issues surrounding the development and growth of these services.

  • Global Mobile Broadband - Insights and Statistics for a Game Changing Industry

    This annual report offers a wealth of information on the global mobile broadband sector and is a valuable resource of insights, examples and trends. It provides important insights into trends such as LTE deployment, WiFi growth, VoLTE and Mobile VoIP and mobile broadband apps.

  • Australia - Connected Homes

    The connected home covers many areas, from data, video and audio delivery, through to smart appliances, security and home automation. While the technologies in these domains have both existed and evolved for many years, implementing connected home solutions has traditionally been costly and complex.

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

    This report profiles Brazil’s mobile operators and the mobile sector, including updated statistics and market analyses. It reviews the fixed-line telecom market, infrastructure and regulatory environment, as well as the pay TV, internet and broadband sectors, providing scenario forecasts to 2020.

  • Asia - Fixed Telecommunications Infrastructure

    The Asian market has been continuing its long run of overall strong growth and to support this there has obviously been a correspondingly strong development of infrastructure. This report looks at the fixed telecoms infrastructure in a broad selection of markets – both developed and developing – right across the region.

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Need for New Finance and Investment Models for Broadband

    The key reason why there is widespread government involvement in the development of national broadband networks is that they all agree that the real benefits of broadband are economic and social. But so far these have been hard to quantify.

Major report update

  • Cameroon - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    3G launch delayed while first LTE network rolls out This annual report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Cameroon’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; The growth potential of the country’s mobile market; 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).

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - April 2014

    Published since 1983, Australia’s first telecommunications and new media newslettercovers 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.

  • Australia - E-Commerce, Marketing and Advertising

    This annual publication offers a wealth of information on the trends and developments taking place in the m-commerce and c-commerce sectors. The publication provides analyses of the issues surrounding the growth of e-commerce, including e-banking, e-payments and online advertising.

  • Japan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    Japan is a country leading in technology use. The report covers trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media including VoIP and IPTV developments.

  • Australia - Broadband, Digital Media and Digital Economy Statistics (tables only)

    This tables-only report provides over 163 statistical tables and 37 charts for internet, broadband and all aspects of the digital economy in Australia. Full details, commentaries and analyses are given elsewhere in the annual reports listed at the end of the Contents section.

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Impact of the Digital Economy and the Media Industry

    The traditional media industry has been under turmoil since the rise of digital media platforms which impacted significantly upon many aspects of the media industry of old. These changes led to much unrest in the media sector.

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - The Cloud Computing Revolution

    Cloud computing deployment and development is gaining momentum around the world as the true potential of this technology reveals itself. It has become one of the fastest growing areas for the IT sector and cloud computing solutions are being adopted by enterprises; government and consumers alike.

  • Australia - Radio - Overview and Statistics

    Radio continues to play a large part in the daily listening activities of many Australians and the increase in availability of listening ranges from the radio over the air, streaming on the internet or through digital radios in vehicles.

  • Nigeria - Mobile Market - Overview, 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.

  • Nigeria - Broadband and Internet Market, Digital Economy

    Significant consolidation has occurred in Nigeria’s Internet and broadband sector, from over 400 ISPs three years ago to around 100 in early 2014. New powerful players from the fixed-wireless and mobile network operator camps have entered the market with 3G mobile and advanced wireless broadband services such as WiMAX.

  • Nigeria - Fixed-Line Market and Fibre Infrastructure - Overview and Statistics

    Nigeria is the most competitive fixed-line market in Africa, featuring a second national operator (SNO, Globacom) and over 80 other companies licensed to provide fixed-telephony services. The alternative carriers combined now provide around 85% of all fixed connections while the ailing incumbent, Nitel, is in liquidation after a decade of failed privatisation attempts.

  • Nigeria - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    Nigeria is 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 virtually all kinds of telecom and value-added services in an independently regulated market.

  • Afghanistan - Telecoms, Mobile, Internet and Forecasts

    Afghanistan operators rolling out 3G networks potentially delivering big boost for internet access In what has certainly been a challenging task, Afghanistan has built some positive momentum in its effort to put national telecom infrastructure in place and to offer effective telecom service throughout the country.

  • Australia - E-Health, E-Education, E-Government

    This annual report offers a wealth of information on the trends and developments taking place in the e-health, e-education and e-government sectors. The report analyses the issues surrounding the development and growth of these services.

  • Macau - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    Macau continues to move forward on the full liberalisation of its telecom market Macau is situated at the Pearl River Delta on the southeast coast of Mainland China, only 60km southwest of Hong Kong. Colonised by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East.

News of important industry event

  • Guatemala - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    Movistar preps for mid-2014 LTE launch in Guatemala Growth in Guatemala’s telecom sector has been affected by the continuing global economic downturn, which has reduced spending power in both the residential and corporate markets.

  • Australia - Radio - Digital Radio

    Digital radio still only permanently operates in the five mainland state capitals of Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney with continual yearly extension of trials seeing operations in Canberra and Darwin until end-August 2014.

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

    Digicel and LIME gain additional 700MHz spectrum, paving the way for LTE services later in 2014 BuddeComm’s annual publication, ‘Jamaica - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband’, profiles the fixed-line, mobile and broadband markets in Jamaica.

  • Argentina - Fixed-Line Market and Infrastructure - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

    Argentina’s fixed-line teledensity is the fourth highest in South America after Uruguay, Chile, and Brazil – having been overtaken by the latter in 2012. As in other countries, fixed-to-mobile substitution has adversely affected the Argentinean fixed-line market.

New chapter or analysis

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - M2M, IoT and Big Data - Key Global Trends

    In 2014 several organisations are now including M2M-based smarts in many of their consumer products: smart TVs, smart cars, smart fridges, smart homes appliances, home energy management systems, security products and so on.

  • Australia - Digital Media - IPTV - Major Players

    The telcos were the first cabs off the rank once they began to understand what they could do with the internet. However, they then became entangled in their vertically-integrated business models, trying to be all things to all people.

  • Australia - M2M and The Internet of Things

    With the NBN and LTE now well and truly underway it is important to look at what will be the real value of this new infrastructure. The infrastructure that is now being built offers a range of features such as ubiquitousness, affordability, low latency, high speed and high capacity.

  • Australia - The Telecoms market in 2014

    The telecommunications business is a double-edged sword. On the one hand it is an enormous growth industry because of its function as a key facilitator in the transformation of societies and economies towards a future that is driven more and more by ICT developments.

  • 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 - Digital Economy - E-Banking

    Australians are one of the world’s biggest users of online banking. EFT (electronic funds transfer) is very popular in Australia, and the BPAY consortium, owned by Australia’s Big Four banks, is widely used to pay bills.

  • Australia - Digital Economy - Advertising, Statistics and Revenues

    An increase in advertising spending on the mobile sector in 2013 has followed greater smartphone penetration among users, with smartphones and tablets becoming the primary device for many consumers. Advertising spending in the online advertising market increased again in 2013 and is set to grow steadily in coming years as businesses and consumers interact in this marketplace.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - Developments and Analyses 2014

    After the September 2013 election in Australia, and with a new government in charge, a number of reviews were announced that will shape the future direction of the NBN. For a start, the Minister asked NBN Co to carry out its own review first, based on the original specifications of the NBN – it being a majority FttP rollout.

  • 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 - Broadband - DSL Market, Overview, Statistics and Providers

    The DSL sector continues to show resilience in the marketplace, bolstered during the last year by an emphasis among operators to adopt new technologies which can deliver greater data capacity on legacy copper infrastructure.

  • Australia - Broadband - HFC Cable Networks

    In recent years Telstra and Optus have upgraded their cable networks with DOCSIS3.0 technology, providing data at up to 100Mb/s. This investment has enabled the providers to meet consumer demand for faster broadband services.

  • Australia - Fixed Broadband - Market Insights and Statistical Overview

    This report presents an overview of key statistics and trends in the Australian broadband market in early 2014, segmented by geographical area and access technologies. The report provides market share for the key providers as well as access revenue statistics.

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

    Mobile operators investment in LTE and prepare for renewed spectrum auction BuddeComm’s publication, Dominican Republic - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts, provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecoms market in the second largest economy in the Caribbean.

  • Brazil - Broadcasting Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

    Brazil’s pay TV market has experienced sustained growth since 1996, without being affected by the general economic slow-down of 2008/09. Though the country has the largest pay TV subscriber base in Latin America, pay TV penetration lags behind other major countries such as Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Mexico, and Colombia.

  • Nicaragua - Telecoms IP Networks Digital Media and Forecasts

    Third mobile player set to launch services later in 2014 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.

  • Ukraine - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    Ukraine’s large telecoms market, supported by a population of almost 46 million, is being modernised through considerable investment in both the mobile and fixed-broadband sectors. Competition is improving as alternative operators engage in infrastructure-based competition.

  • USA - Fibre to the Premise (FttP) Market - Insights Statistics and Forecasts

    In recent years the US has been engaged in a more concerted fibre deployment effort, principally from the two incumbents Verizon and AT&T but notably also from Google with its successful investment in Kansas City.

  • Argentina - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Argentina has one of the most dynamic mobile markets in Latin America, being the third largest in the region after Brazil and Mexico. Mobile penetration broached 147% by early 2014, with the number of subscribers increasing 3-4% annually.

  • Argentina - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Although Argentina’s broadband penetration is the third highest in Latin America, after Uruguay and Chile, economic and political difficulties during the last decade have impacted on sector investments, with the result that average download speeds, at about 5.

Statistical table(s) update or addition

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - Policies and Regulations

    The process that led to the NBN began in around 2005 and became a key government policy in 2007. Its visionary aspect attracted the attention of many governments around the world, including the Obama Administration and the European Union.

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

    In 2014 it can be said that the broadcasters are no longer in charge of the global viewing habits of consumers. The home entertainment industry is currently being transformed worldwide as a result of the increased availability of choice and access via the Internet.

  • Vietnam - Broadband Market and Forecasts

    Having come late to the internet, Vietnam has only recently been exploring the possibilities to be found in higher access speeds. The initial roll-out of some broadband services has been followed by a strong surge in growth, but broadband remained a small but expanding market segment.

  • Vietnam - Mobile Communications, Mobile Operators, and Forecasts

    Vietnam’s mobile market has grown strongly over the last decade, evidence that the competition model the government has put in place, although with some limitations, has been working. In 2011 and into 2012, however, after mobile penetration had moved rapidly upwards the market started to stall.

  • Turkmenistan - Telecoms, Mobile and Internet

    Slow market recovery in Turkmenistan following re-launch of MTS mobile service Note: The statistics in tables of this report were revised and updated in August 2013 with the latest available information at the time.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tajikistan - Telecoms, Mobile and Internet

    More solid growth marks Tajikistan’s mobile market but take-up of internet still lags badly Note: This report has had a statistical update in November 2013 bringing most information up to end-2012 and some to mid-2013.

  • Indonesia - Mobile Communications, Forecasts, and Broadcasting Market

    This report describes the booming Indonesian mobile telephone market and also provides some insight into the country’s TV broadcasting industry. Indonesia’s mobile market has grown rapidly in recent years, with the number of subscribers passing 290 million by early 2013, up by almost 200 million from just five years earlier.

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