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  • Australia - Telecoms Industry - Statistics and Forecasts

    This report provides data and analyses on Australia’s telecom sector, including a wealth of statistics relating to various market segments. The report assesses overall market dynamics, the key financial and operating performance of the principal players, and developments in the mobile, fixed-line and broadband sectors.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - IPTV versus IPTV RF

    The further we move into discussions about the implementation of the NBN, the more issues crop up that need to be discussed in this context. One topic that received a great deal of attention is the need (or not) for an RF video layer to be deployed over the fibre network.

  • Global Digital Media - Smart TV, Digital TV and IPTV Trends

    BuddeComm’s new report, Global Digital Media - Smart TV, Digital TV and IPTV Trends provides important insights into the vibrant global TV market, which is undergoing significant transformation. This report includes key trends, statistics, case studies and analyses on the key sectors, which comprise the TV market including Digital, Pay TV, Online video streaming, Mobile TV and IPTV.

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

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

  • Israel - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    This report reviews Israel’s fixed-line, broadband and mobile sectors, providing market insights and key statistics together with profiles of the major players. Subjects include: Market and industry analyses, trends and developments; Facts, figures, and statistics; Industry and regulatory issues; Telecom infrastructure; International satellites and submarine fibre optic cables; Major players, revenues, subscribers, mobile ARPU Fixed broadband (ADSL, cable modem, FTTx); Internet, VoIP, IPTV; Pay TV market, convergence, and digital media; Mobile voice and data markets; Next generation mobile (3G UMTS and 4G LTE).

  • Australia - Telecoms - International prepaid mobile market

    Driven by the rapid global growth of mobile, especially in developing countries, and the capped prices in developed mobile markets, the traditional fixed line-based international calling is all but done.

  • Australia - Telco Company Profiles - Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and NBN Co

    This report provides overviews, analyses and statistics on the key Australian telcos Telstra, Optus Vodafone Australia and NBN Co. The 2nd Tier Telcos are covered in a separate report -Australia - Tel

  • Vietnam - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in Vietnam. Subjects covered include: Key Statistics; Market and Industry Overviews and Analyses; Regulatory Environment and Development; Major Players - fixed and mobile; Infrastructure; Broadcasting and Digital Media; Mobile Voice and Data Market; Internet, including VoIP; Broadband Services – fixed and mobile; Scenario Forecasts - fixed-line subscribers, mobile subscribers, fixed broadband internet subscribers.

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

    This report introduces the key aspects of the Finnish telecom market, providing comprehensive data on the fixed network services sector, together with an overview of key regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection.

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - November 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.

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  • Australia - Telecoms Industry - Statistics and Forecasts

    This report provides data and analyses on Australia’s telecom sector, including a wealth of statistics relating to various market segments. The report assesses overall market dynamics, the key financial and operating performance of the principal players, and developments in the mobile, fixed-line and broadband sectors.

  • 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.

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

    With the rise of digital platforms, the media industry is rapidly changing. In newspaper and book publishing, TV and radio broadcasting, film, music, and other forms of media, we see that the national walls that protect local organisations within traditional models are crumbling.

  • Bangladesh - Internet Market, Broadband Services, and Forecasts

    The internet came late to Bangladesh with the country gaining connectivity in 1996. In the last few years it has grown considerably, although obviously from a very low base. With an estimated internet user-base of around 10 million coming into 2013, representing just under 7% user penetration by population, the local internet industry has been preparing to move into the next stage of its development.

  • Bangladesh - Key Statistics, Telecom Market Overview and Forecasts

    Bangladesh is one of the poorest, most densely populated, least developed countries in the world. Apart from its lowly economic status, major impediments to growth have included frequent cyclones and floods and the slow implementation of much-needed economic reforms.

  • Asia Mobile Operators

    The report has gathered together a selection of information about each of these many operators. The range of information presented in the text, and where appropriate in tables, includes: brief history of the company; corporate and business structure; subscriber growth; some information on financial performance; market position.

  • Pakistan - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Infrastructure, Regulatory Overview, and Forecasts

    Pakistan’s telecom market had been struggling for a long time with the transition from a regulated state-owned monopoly to a deregulated competitive structure. The government set out plans to increase fixed-line teledensity from 2.

  • Global Digital Media - Smart TV, Digital TV and IPTV Trends

    BuddeComm’s new report, Global Digital Media - Smart TV, Digital TV and IPTV Trends provides important insights into the vibrant global TV market, which is undergoing significant transformation. This report includes key trends, statistics, case studies and analyses on the key sectors, which comprise the TV market including Digital, Pay TV, Online video streaming, Mobile TV and IPTV.

  • Nepal - Telecoms, Mobile, Internet and Forecasts

    Nepal’s telecom sector sees growth pick up, with mobile internet access increasing rapidly Efforts to expand the telecom sector in Nepal have met with many challenges. Nepal’s mountainous topography has made it extremely difficult to develop its telecommunications infrastructure.

  • Kyrgyzstan - Telecoms, Mobile, Internet and Forecasts

    Kyrgyzstan appears to take a step backwards with decision not to fully privatise Kyrgyztelecom The telecommunications sector in Kyrgyzstan has been generally characterised by an open market that welcomes both foreign and domestic investors.

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  • Estonia - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    Estonia’s telecom market continues to benefit from a range of regulatory measures which encourage competition, enabling alternative operators to chip away at the fixed-line market share of the incumbent Eesti Telekom.

  • Estonia - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Estonia’s mobile market is among the more mature in Eastern Europe, with SIM card penetration particularly high for the region. Services are offered by mobile network operators EMT, Elisa and Tele2 as well as by one MVNO.

  • Estonia - Digital Economy and Broadband Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

    Estonia has the highest broadband penetration rate of all the Eastern European countries. Broadband access is available via ADSL2+, FttP, cable, WiFi, WiMAX and mobile networks. The telecoms incumbent Elion is the dominant provider of DSL services, with cable broadband the main competing platform.

  • Europe - Wireless Broadband Market - Insights and Statistics

    Europe continues to be at the forefront of wireless broadband, both for mobile broadband and for fixed-line wireless via WiFi and WiMAX infrastructure. The sector has been able to utilise a range of spectrum including the 2.

  • 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.

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

    Fixed number portability to become available in June 2015 Since the market was liberalised, Costa Rica’s telecom sector has shown considerable growth in the number of subscribers, revenue and competition.

  • Europe - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    The European mobile market has reached such high penetration levels that there is little room for further growth in the voice sector. Competition has adversely affected ARPU, while operators have had to absorb the cost of spectrum licences and network upgrades in the light of declining revenue across the board.

  • Australia - Cloud Computing and Big Data

    Already more than a decade ago BuddeComm started talking about the great potential of Application Service Providers (ASPs) but, together with the data centres, they were dunked in the dotcom crisis. Even then we indicated that the concept was sound and that it had great potential.

  • 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.

  • Europe - Fixed Broadband Market - Insights, Analysis and Statistics

    While continuing to develop steadily, attracting investment as operators migrate from their legacy copper infrastructure to fibre, the European broadband market is also being transformed by emerging technologies.

  • Bulgaria - Mobile Market Insights, Overview and Statistics

    Bulgaria has a strong mobile market, with effective competition provided by Telekom Austria’s M-Tel, Telenor’s local unit, and the incumbent Vivacom. Mobile penetration is relatively high, the result of a significant trend for fixed-mobile substitution in recent years.

  • Bulgaria - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    Bulgaria’s telecoms market in recent years has been affected by the poor macroeconomic climate as well as consumer trends which have led to the continuing decline in fixed-line voice services and placed stress on messaging services.

  • Bulgaria - Digital Economy and Broadband Markets - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Bulgaria’s broadband market enjoys excellent cross-platform competition, including DSL, cable, FttX, WiMAX and LAN-based services. The country has undertaken steps to develop an internet society encompassing commerce, health and government services.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - NBN Co

    NBN Co was launched in April 2009 NBN Co as a government business enterprise (GBE), wholly owned by the Commonwealth of Australia. It is overseen by ‘shareholder ministers’ – the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Minister of Finance and Deregulation.

  • Lithuania - Digital Media and Broadband Market Insights Statistics and Forecasts

    Lithuania has one of the more advanced broadband markets in Europe, with a strong focus on fibre networks and effective regulatory measures to ensure competitor access to the incumbent operator TEO’s networks.

  • Lithuania - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    Lithuania’s small telecoms market is among the more developed in Eastern Europe. A number of alternative operators offer services although the incumbent TEO is still the dominant operator in the fixed-line and broadband sectors.

  • Lithuania - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Lithuania’s mature mobile market is served by Omnitel, Bité and Tele2, as well as a number of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs). SIM card penetration is high for the region, and while the prepaid sector accounts for the majority of subscribers the proportion postpaid services is increasing.

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

    Telecom revenue remains stable thanks to strong broadband sector Luxembourg has one of the smallest telecom markets in Europe, greatly supported by an influx of workers and migrants from larger neighbouring countries.

  • Peru - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Although Peru’s mobile penetration is below the regional average, it measures up favourably with the country’s GDP per capita, which is comparatively lower. Nevertheless, the country’s penetration data hides the fact that about one quarter of the population has no mobile phone at all, while many Peruvians – especially urban dwellers – have multiple mobile subscriptions.

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

    Number of fixed-lines continues to fall as consumers switch to mobile solutions Albania’s telecom market continues to have room for further development. Penetration in the fixed-line and broadband sectors remains very low by European standards, and there are opportunities for further investment in networks upgrades to help propel the country’s economic growth through digital offerings and IP-based technologies and services.

  • 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 Telefónica, operating under the Movistar brand, has launched a range of services offering fast data rates, while cablecos commonly provide 100Mb/s.

  • Spain - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Spain has one of the largest mobile markets in Europe, with effective competition from four MNOs and a growing number of resellers. This competition, together with regulated roaming and MTRs, has driven down the cost of mobile calls in recent years though the number of subscribers has fallen since 2011 as customers cancel mobile lines due to the continuing economic crisis.

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

    Spain’s market for bundled services has grown alongside considerable investment in faster IP networks, largely based on ADSL2+ but including VDSL and an increasing number of fibre launches in the major cities.

  • Spain - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    The value of Spain’s telecom market has contracted since the high of 2007. It is likely to fall during the next two years at least as consumers adjust to high unemployment, negative GDP growth and a tightening of domestic budgets.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - The Roll out

    During the period 2009-2013 the NBN rollout became a political football, resulting in an environment where NBN Co experienced many constraints and constant diversions of management time and energy into non-productive activity.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 - 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.

  • 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.

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

    Joint venture with Korea Telecom launches LTE network This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Rwanda’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: One of the fastest growing mobile markets in Africa; 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); Average revenue per user (ARPU).

  • Uruguay - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media - Insights and Statistics

    BuddeComm’s report Uruguay - Telecoms IP Networks and Digital Media - Insights and Statistics provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the country’s telecommunications market, including the regulator’s market data for 2013, telcos’ financial and operating data, developments in the pay TV sector, and market developments to mid-2014.

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

    Market set for recovery following intervention on Islamist insurgency This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Mali’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; Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets; Average Revenue per User; Internet and broadband development and growth; Broadband and mobile data services and pricing trends; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

  • Kenya - Broadband Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    The landing of four fibre-optic international submarine cables in Kenya, ending its dependency on limited and expensive satellite bandwidth, has revolutionised the country’s internet and broadband sector.

  • United Kingdom - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    The UK has one of the largest mobile markets in Europe, both in revenue and in the number of subscribers. It is served by four major providers – following the significant merger of Orange and T-Mobile – which have all launched 3G services, as well as by a growing number of low-cost MVNOs.

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

    Windhoek IXP reduces reliance on international infrastructure for connections This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Namibia’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Market estimates to end-2014; The impact of the global economic crisis; 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; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); 3G and 4G (LTE) mobile broadband services and pricing; Average revenue per user (ARPU).

  • Australia - Telecoms Industry - Wholesale Market

    The $4 billion Australian telecommunications wholesale market has been largely concentrated on broadband services available through unbundled local loops (ULL) and naked DSL and line-sharing facilities in particular have created significant new competition in the market since 2008.

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