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  • 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.

  • India - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in India. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; 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; Telecom market forecasts for selected segments/years to 2020.

  • Solomon Islands - Telecoms Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Mobile operators see opportunities for growth BuddeComm’s report Solomon Islands - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications market of Solomon Islands, including industry and operator data updates and estimates to 2015.

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - July 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.

  • Australia - Intelligent Transport Systems

    Smart transport systems, or intelligent transport systems, encompass a range of wireless and wired communications-based information technologies that can be integrated into transportation infrastructure and vehicles.

  • Australia - Smart Cars and Electric Vehicles

    Progress in the Electric Vehicle sector has been rather slow and new developments are coming from others wanting a share of the new activities. A large number of smartphone apps are now available for drivers to optimise their trips, become more energy-efficient.

  • Egypt - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This annual report provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of trends and developments in Egypt’s telecommunications market, including forecasts. 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; Internet development and growth; Broadband, including 3G mobile Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Average Revenue per User (ARPU), fixed and mobile; Forecasts for the mobile and Internet market to 2015 and 2018.

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

    This report evaluates the major elements of the Portuguese telecom market, presenting statistics on the fixed telephony sector as well as an analysis of the major market players. Additional information is provided on the key regulatory issues, noting the status of interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection.

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

    This report assesses key aspects of the Danish telecom market, presenting recent market developments on the fixed network services sector and profiles of the major operators. It analyses market statistics and assesses the key regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection.

Major report update

  • 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.

  • India - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in India. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; 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; Telecom market forecasts for selected segments/years to 2020.

  • Africa - Mobile Broadband Market

    This annual report offers a wealth of information on the mobile broadband market in 37 African countries. Subjects covered include: Statistics, trends and analysis; Major market players; M-commerce, m-payments, m-banking.

  • Iran - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    Iran shows progress in 2014 with fibre network deployment In recent years the international community identified Iran as lagging behind in terms of broadband infrastructure and access, particularly when compared to other GCC member states.

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

    Internet penetration increases as mobile broadband helps bring access to the people BuddeComm’s report Fiji - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications market of Fiji, including industry and operator data updates and estimates through to 2015.

News of important industry event

  • Global Digital Economy - E-Commerce and M-Commerce Key Trends and Statistics

    E-Commerce and m-commerce have become a very important area of focus for Internet media players, financial institutions, retailers, mobile operators and payment processing firms alike. The e-commerce and m-commerce sectors must represent one of the most innovative and rapidly evolving sectors worldwide; with the speed that new services, features and companies appear (and disappear) quite a spectacle to observe.

  • Global Mobile Market - Key Statistics and Trends 2014

    Wireless services are a key area for telecoms industry growth in 2014 and industry players around the world are competing heavily for a lead position in these developments. The ongoing improvements in infrastructure have driven the continuing uptake of mobility and broadband around the world and in 2014 mobile broadband is in fact the fastest growth area for the overall telecoms sector.

New chapter or analysis

  • Spain - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Spain’s broadband penetration is on a par with the EU average, though subscribers have continued to contend with relatively high access prices and slow average data speeds. Nevertheless, the incumbent Movistar (formerly Telefónica) has launched 30Mb/s services, while some cablecos provide 100Mb/s.

  • Australia - Smart Transport, Smart Cars

    Smart transport systems, or intelligent transport systems, encompass a range of wireless and wired communications-based information technologies that can be integrated into transportation infrastructure and vehicles.

  • Global Smart Infrastructure - Smart Cities and Smart Transport Trends and Statistics

    Smart cities are going to be amazing community hubs which will be more sustainable, efficient and supportive of citizens. The concept of smart communities is based on intelligent infrastructure such as broadband (FttH) and smart grids, so that connected and sustainable communities can be developed.

  • 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 - National Broadband Network - Fixed Wireless and Satellite Networks

    The NBN will connect approximately 7% of all premises in the country to wireless networks. They consist of an LTE-based component that will cover 5%, with a satellite-based network dealing with the remaining 2%.

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

    A number of significant developments have occurred in the market in recent years. Telecom 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.

  • Portugal - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Portugal’s broadband penetration is considerably lower than the European average, though the efforts of a capable and robust regulator coupled with infrastructure upgrades in both the cable and DSL sectors have narrowed the gap during the last two years.

  • 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.

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

    Upgrade to EASSy cable promising cheaper internet connectivity This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Sudan’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, including fibre; Mobile voice and data markets, including 3G; Internet and broadband development and growth; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Mobile data services, including 3G broadband; Average Revenue per User (ARPU).

  • Australia - Smart Cities, Smart Infrastructure

    The development of smart cities and indeed smart countries require vision and recognition of the fact that many of today’s social, economic and sustainability problems can only be solved with the assistance of ICT.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mexico - Broadband and Digital TV Markets - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    The broadband sector is one of the highest growth areas in Mexico’s telecoms market. Although it suffers from a lack of competition to the dominant player Telmex, which still accounts for the lion’s share of subscribers, legislation introduced in 2014 should reduce the operator’s market dominance, as it also will with its sister company America Movil in the mobile sector.

  • Australia - Smart Grid - Major Players and Projects

    Significant progress has been made within the industry in relation to the deployment of smart technologies that, over time, will create a smart national grid. The past five years have seen confusion, resistance and the lack of a strategic approach towards a holistic policy aimed at creating a smarter energy structure that could reduce energy usage by 30%-40% without having a major impact on people’s lifestyle, just by being smarter.

  • 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.

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Wearable Devices Trends and Statistics

    Wearable technology emerged as a hot topic over the last couple of years and the interest in this sector continues to grow in 2014. Led mostly by wearable fitness trackers; the wearable devices market is quickly moving towards mainstream as mobile operators begin to offer smart watches and fitness trackers as part of bundled packages.

Statistical table(s) update or addition

  • Turkey - Key Statistics, Regulatory and Fixed-Line Telecoms Overviews

    Turkey’s communications market holds much potential given the size of its population, which is characterised as young and increasingly urbanised and technically literate. The privatised incumbent Turk Telekom continues to maintain its dominance in the fixed market, which is undergoing transformation centred on deployment of fibre deployments.

  • New Zealand - Telecommunications - Key Statistics and Telecom Market Overview

    This report provides a snapshot of key statistical data for New Zealand’s telecom market. It includes information on: Country statistics – GDP information and population; Internet and Broadband – subscribers, users and penetration rate; Mobile – subscribers, annual change and penetration rate; Telephone network – fixed-lines and teledensity; Telecom investment and revenue data; Broadcasting – Pay TV subscribers and penetration rate.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Regulator negotiates spectrum price to enable Claro and Movistar to offer services based on LTE Supported by continuing growth in GDP, Ecuador is considered one of the better performing economies in Latin America.

  • Australia - Mobile Communications - Spectrum Overview

    Radio spectrum for mobile phone services in Australia was first auctioned in 1997. Subsequently, spectrum was divided and traded between players to support new mobile services, most notably high speed mobile data services using HSPA or LTE technologies.

  • Qatar - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    Qatar’s regulator strives to improve competition Qatar possesses a well developed telecoms market that enjoys high fixed line and mobile penetration. A rapidly growing population due to Qatar’s infrastructure building boom has presented a considerable growth opportunity for Qatar’s two telcos, Ooredoo (Qtel) and Vodafone Qatar.

  • United Kingdom - Broadband - Fixed Network Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    The UK’s broadband market enjoys excellent cross-platform competition, with comprehensive DSL complemented by cable networks which reach about half of all households. The DSL network has been upgraded during the last few years as a result of BT’s migration to its new 21CN.

  • Oman - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    Regulatory review helps competition prospects in Oman Oman possesses a technologically developed telecoms market due to investment by Oman’s two telecom network operators. Omantel and Nawras have invested significantly in fixed and mobile access networks, transmission backhaul, broadband connectivity and international connectivity.

  • Kuwait - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    Like the other countries in the Gulf Region, Kuwait is one of the wealthiest countries in the Middle East due to its abundance of natural resources such as oil. Kuwait’s government is heavily involved in the economy, largely due to its control of the oil industry.

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

    Increasing international bandwidth encouraging growth in internet use BuddeComm’s report Paraguay - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband, and Forecasts provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the country’s telecommunications market, including the regulator’s market data to June 2013, operator data to the end of 2013 and market developments to April 2014.

  • 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.

  • Bolivia - Telecoms IP Networks and Digital Media - Insights and Statistics

    New satellite launch a prep for expanded telecom services in 2014 Bolivia is one of the poorest and least developed nations in Latin America, with correspondingly low telecom indicators. For example, mobile penetration is the fourth lowest in the region after Cuba, Haiti, and Nicaragua.

  • 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.

  • Cambodia - Telecoms, Mobile, Internet and Forecasts

    As Cambodia’s mobile sector resumes growth, reported fixed line numbers drop sharply Despite its status as a least developed country and remaining one of the poorer countries in Southeast Asia, Cambodia’s efforts to expand and upgrade its telecom infrastructure have been bearing fruit.

  • Australia - Mobile Communications - Retail Market

    Retailers in the mobile market are fast becoming the focus point for interaction with customers, many of whom have individual needs which require a higher level of customer service. Customers commonly use social networking to contact stores as well as review feedback from other customers on services and hardware.

  • Australia - Mobile Satellite Services

    Mobile satellite services in Australia are crucial to ensure universal access to basic telephony products in very remote areas. Australia’s experience of satellites dates to the 1950s and 1960s. Aussat was established by the government in 1981 and in 1992 was sold to Optus, having suffered huge financial losses.

  • Australia - Mobile Communications - Smartphones, Tablets and Handset Market

    Smartphone use in Australia continues to grow among consumers. There has also been a change in the popularity of certain handsets, with a marked shift towards Android based-phones at the expense of Apple iOS.

  • China - Telecommunications Infrastructure and Forecasts

    China continues to build a substantial world-class telecommunications infrastructure. This report provides details on China’s national and international telecom infrastructure including internet resources, the development of smart grids and cloud computing.

  • China - Broadband Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

    China has the largest broadband subscriber base in the world. Into 2013 there were over 180 million subscribers, still maintaining a growth rate of around 15% and an increasing share of FttX subscriptions.

  • Costa Rica - Telecoms IP Networks and Digital Media - Insights and Statistics

    Number Portability becomes operational Since the market was liberalised, Costa Rica’s telecom sector has shown considerable growth in the number of subscribers, revenue and competition. The internet market is particularly vibrant, with emerging fibre broadband deployment, while consumer use of VoIP services has been stimulated by the recent hike in tariffs for fixed-line calls.

  • USA - Fixed and Wireless Broadband Market - Insights Statistics and Forecasts

    The US still trails its OECD counterparts in terms of broadband penetration, speed and affordability. Nevertheless, the market is currently witnessing significant investment activity in fibre deployments, HFC upgrades and mobile broadband network rollout.

  • Australia - Mobile Communications - The Industry into 2014

    The major mobile network operators in Australia – Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone (VHA) – provide a range of services essential for commerce as well as communication and social networking. These services have evolved from basic voice and SMS messaging to encompass high-end mobile data applications including gaming and m-commerce.

  • Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    Regulatory changes will enable growth and connectivity Located in the southwest Pacific Ocean of Melanesia and only about 160kms north of Australia lies the mainland of Papua New Guinea and around 600 outlying islands.

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