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  • Global Mobile Communications - Market Insights, Statistics and Regional Trends

    This report provides important insights into the worldwide mobile communications industry and includes trends, analyses, statistics and unique regional insights for North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - April 2015

    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 - How to become a Smart City

    Internationally we are seeing an increase in the economic and political power of cities. New technological developments in infrastructure, digital services and consumer devices are empowering people, cities, regions and communities.

  • Australia - Digital Economy - Teleworking

    In 2012 the government committed to having 12% of public servants regularly working from home by 2020. Deloitte telework research (2012) has found telework will add an extra $3.2 billion a year to GDP, which is the equivalent of an extra 25,000 full-time jobs, by 2020-21.

  • Middle East - Mobile Voice and Mobile Operators Market

    This Middle East market report covers the mobile telephony and mobile data markets in each of the following countries: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

  • Australia - Smart Energy and M2M

    This report provides overviews and critical statistical information on the electricity market, as well as detailed information on smart grid, smart meter projects and the key players in this market. It covers the areas where smart grids are going to play an important role such as in the developments in PV (Solar Energy) and smart cars as well as their implications on national infrastructure.

  • Australia - Smart Cities - People, Transport, Cars, Buildings

    This report first goes into detail about the two key infrastructure elements needed for smart communities, high-speed telecommunications infrastructure and smart grids. Special attention is give to developments in M2M (Internet of Things) and the potential role of artificial intelligence.

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - March 2015

    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.

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

    This report analyses the telecom market in the Caribbean, including recent regulatory measures and statistics, telecom infrastructure updates and developments in key sectors including mobile, broadband, cable TV, IPTV and fixed-telephony.

  • Cyprus - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

    This report introduces the key aspects of Cyprus’s telecoms market. It outlines the regulatory environment, profiles the major players, and provides relevant operational data and financial statistics on the operators as well as the market generally.

Major report update

  • Digital and Mobile Media - Apps, Entertainment, Social Networks and Gaming

    The global digital media entertainment market continues to go from strength to strength in 2015. This highly competitive industry sector is flourishing on the back of improved mobile and broadband infrastructure and consumers continue to embrace being entertained and connected via gaming, social media, video streaming and music.

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

    Based on the growth of internet and mobile users alone, it is hardly any wonder that e-commerce and m-commerce are thriving. Despite the economic downturn, online spending is proving resilient and even buoyant in most markets.

  • Global Digital Media - Advertising and Marketing in the Digital Age

    The advertising scene has undergone radical change and is still changing. With profits down between 5% and 10% on an annual basis, the performance of the traditional advertising market is under constant pressure.

  • Australia - Broadcasting - Digital TV, Pay TV

    This report provides an extensive overview of Australia’s FTA and pay TV broadcasting market, including subscriber numbers and penetration rates as well as forecasts for subscription TV uptake based on anticipated market trend over coming years.

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Smart Societies based on Big Data

    M2M, IoT linked to data analytics (big data) developments are accelerating, and as more companies enter this sector and spend money on developing it, we will see further astonishing innovations emerge over the next few years.

  • Nigeria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights

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

  • Global Mobile Communications - Market Insights, Statistics and Regional Trends

    This report provides important insights into the worldwide mobile communications industry and includes trends, analyses, statistics and unique regional insights for North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

  • Global Mobile - Customer Experience, Tariffs and Real-time Processing

    Customer experience has become a key issue in the overall retail market, not just in telecoms – and dissatisfied customers are no longer taking a passive approach. In search of better prices and better services, more and more mobile subscribers around the world are opting to change service providers.

  • Global Mobile Media - Messaging Services and Messaging Apps Insights

    Driven by the growing usage of smartphones and mobile broadband services, mobile messaging continues to gain popularity throughout the world. But the scene is changing. The traditional SMS market, which peaked in 2012 and is now gradually shrinking, is being replaced by Over-The-Top (OTT) social messaging and messaging apps.

  • Global Mobile Devices Market - Smartphones, Handsets, Phablets and Tablets

    The global smartphone market has slowed from its boom years to a more modest but still significant growth. With mature markets becoming increasingly dependent on replacement purchases rather than on first-time buyers, the industry is shifting its attention to emerging countries in Asia, Latin America, and Africa, where much of the population either does not own a mobile phone or has yet to move from feature phone to smartphone.

  • Global Mobile Market - Key Statistics and Trends 2015

    The evolution of mobile services has brought about immense changes to our world, and it promises to be a key to future transformation. The global mobile broadband industry has become an incredible spectacle to observe, from the many competitors vying for position; the amazing apps streaming into the market; the introduction of new devices and a looming spectrum and infrastructure crunch – we finally have a mobile broadband sector worth talking about.

  • South Korea - Key Statistics, Infrastructure, Regulatory Overview and Forecasts

    South Korea has one of the world’s most active telecommunications and Information Technology (IT) markets backed by strong support from the government. As well as the commitment of the government, the sector is boosted by an innovative private sector and a technologically savvy population.

  • South Korea - Mobile Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

    South Korea’s mobile market passed the 110% penetration rate mark in 2013. With all three mobile operators having merged the fixed and mobile sides of business in 2011, triple-play was promoted more actively.

  • South Korea - Infrastructure and Broadcasting

    South Korea has transformed its economy to one that is more progressively knowledge based. Having invested significantly in ‘basic’ telecommunications infrastructure over past decades, the country has well developed submarine cable and satellite infrastructure as well as solid internet resources to support the growing demand for national and international communications.

  • South Korea - Digital Economy

    The widespread adoption of the Internet in South Korea coupled with the continued pace of development has resulted in an exciting digital economy. This report looks at various aspects of the digital economy in South Korea that support the drive to converged services.

  • South Korea - Broadband Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

    South Korea has the world’s highest number of broadband services per capita. Into 2013 over 37% of the population and 95% of households were broadband subscribers. FttX accounted for 60% of total subscriptions.

  • South Korea - Major Telecom Operators - Overview and Statistics

    After some restructuring amongst the major operators in 2009, the fixed-line telephone market in South Korea continues to be dominated by the incumbent KT. VoIP services are becoming increasingly popular as operators bundle services in a bid to stop the decline in ARPU.

New chapter or analysis

  • Colombia - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

    Colombia’s mobile penetration is relatively high for the region. While market growth has slowed in recent years, it retains significant potential, particularly in the mobile broadband sector where penetration is still low.

  • Germany - Mobile Data Market - 3G, 4G and 5G

    The German mobile data market has enormous potential for growth following massive investments by the network operators to upgrade networks supporting mobile data services. The regulator anticipated future growth in coming years by auctioning spectrum in the 1.

  • Ireland - Broadband Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

    For many years Ireland’s broadband market was underdeveloped by European standards, although government efforts to improve local loop unbundling and wholesale access has meant that growth, albeit from a relatively low base, has been strong in recent years.

  • Ireland - Digital Media Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

    The market for converged media and applications in Ireland has been hampered by poor broadband infrastructure. The position has become brighter since 2008 as the main cable operator UPC Ireland has upgraded its network, and as the incumbent Eircom has invested in its NGN and expanded its bundled services offers.

  • Ireland - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

    Ireland’s mobile market has undergone considerable changes in recent years. The market enjoys effective competition between three main players as well as a small number of MVNOs, which promise to provide additional market competition in coming years.

  • Ireland - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Insights

    Ireland’s telecom market for long suffered from poor broadband uptake, underinvestment and mismanagement among some of the key operators. Eircom perhaps suffered most from the financial crisis which hit the country in 2008 and continues to reverberate.

  • USA - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

    The US mobile subscriber base is approaching 340 million. Although growth has slowed in line with high penetration levels, mobile data use remains strong, in line with the fast development of LTE networks and the high take-up of smartphones, which now account for about 80% of all handset devices on mobile networks.

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

    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.

  • United Kingdom - Mobile Data Market Insights - 3G, 4G and 5G

    The UK’s 3G and mobile data market is one of the largest in Europe. Competition among network operators has induced them to provide similar pricing and usage models, commonly including between 3GB and 10GB per month.

  • Belgium - Broadband Market - Insights and Statistics

    Despite Belgium enjoying effective competition between the DSL and cable platforms, the country’s broadband penetration lags behind the European leaders. Nevertheless, network investments from Telenet, deploying DOCSIS 3.

  • Belgium - Mobile Market - Insights and Statistics

    Belgium’s mobile market is served by three main operators and a growing number of MVNOs. All three MNOs have upgraded their networks with HSPA technology, while LTE services are now widely available. Mobile TV offerings are available but have yet to make an impression on consumers.

  • Slovenia - Mobile Market - Insights and Statistics

    Slovenia’s competitive mobile market has four mobile network operators and a small number of mobile virtual network operators, operating in a country with a potential market of only two million people.

  • Australia - Digital Economy - E-Government

    Governments are facing revenue and expenditure pressures that will only intensify in the coming decades as the Australian population ages. This is creating an urgent need to reduce costs, particularly in non-front line areas such as administration.

  • Australia - Digital Economy - Advertising, Statistics and Revenues

    An increase in advertising spending on the mobile sector 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 2014 and is set to grow steadily in coming years as businesses and consumers interact in this marketplace.

  • Slovenia - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Insights

    Slovenia’s communications market is dominated by the fixed-line incumbent, Telekom Slovenije. The newly elected government confirmed in early 2015 that it would complete the privatisation of the telco, though only the investment fund Cinven has emerged as a bidder.

  • Australia - Digital Economy - Privacy and Security and Copyright issues

    With the internet having become critical national and international infrastructure a whole range of privacy and issues have come to the fore in relation to the digital economy and the digital society. Some of these issues are in relation to national and international security and tens of billions are spent by governments using the internet as a surveillance tool.

  • Australia - 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.

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

    Nigeria has 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 - Mobile Market - Insights and Statistics

    Nigeria has Africa’s largest mobile market, with more than 140 million subscribers and a penetration above 100%. The rapid growth has led to problems with network congestion and quality of service, prompting the telecom regulator to impose fines and sanctions.

  • Nigeria - Broadband Market and Digital Economy - Insights and Statistics

    The fast pace of change in Nigeria’s broadband sector has seen considerable consolidation among players, from over 400 ISPs in 2012 to around 100 by early 2015. A number of operators from the fixed-wireless and mobile sectors have entered the market.

  • Nigeria - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Insights

    Nigeria has one of the largest and fastest growing telecom markets in Africa. The sector attracts considerable foreign investment given the potential for further growth. Far reaching liberalisation has led to hundreds of companies providing all kinds of telecom and value-added services in an independently regulated market.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Colombia - Fixed-Line Market and Infrastructure - Insights and Statistics

    Fixed-line teledensity in Colombia is only 13.5%, well below the Latin American average. The number of lines in service continues to fall steadily, with customers abandoning traditional phones in favour of mobile handsets.

  • 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%.

  • Australia - Mobile Radio Market

    The major market for two-way radio systems is in the traditional emergency services and public services markets – police, fire brigades, ambulance services, railways, utility companies, and councils. Private applications are also extensive and can be found in the security, hospitality, education, transport, industrial and mining industries, oil and gas exploration, and on rural properties in the outback.

  • Ghana - Mobile Market - Insights and Statistics

    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).

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

    Albanian mobile operators bid for 2.6GHz spectrum 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.

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

    Benin now connected to the ACE submarine cable system Although the telecom market in Benin continues to face considerable hurdles given the country’s poor fixed-line infrastructure, recent developments suggest that the sector will be transformed in coming years.

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

    South Sudan joins the One Network Area Following a referendum, oil-rich South Sudan seceded from Sudan and became the world’s youngest independent nation in 2011. Having been deprived of development for decades, it has one of the least developed telecommunications and internet markets in the world.

  • Slovakia - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Insights

    Despite market liberalisation Slovakia’s incumbent telco Slovak Telekom maintains a near monopoly of the fixed-line market. The company also dominated the DSL broadband sector, though this can partly be attributed to a pricing strategy which effectively prevented competitors from making a profit through local loop unbundling, a practice for which it was fined by the European Union in 2014.

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