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  • Australia - National Broadband Network - FttN and VDSL

    In April 2014 the government formally opted for the NBN to provide a multi-technology mix rather than be predominantly FttH. Under the new scheme, FttH will connect 26% of premises by 2020, while a further 44% will be served by FttN - using the VDSL technology - and the remaining 30% of will receive services via existing HFC networks.

  • Czech Republic - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

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

  • Australia - Smart Farming

    Initial studies indicate that tools such as cattle tags to track livestock, a range of sensor networks that measure water salinity, soil moisture and the heartbeat of oysters can help increase farming productivity in crop and pasture yields by targeting the use of water and fertilisers as well as in livestock production through better rotation of animals and pastures.

  • Global Broadband - Countries Embrace National Broadband Networks

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments for the Global Broadband Market. The report analyses the global fixed broadband sector and is supported by case studies, regional information, company information and key statistics.

  • Japan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    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 - Telecoms Market Analyses - Top Trends Moving into 2016

    This annual publication provides analysis on the telecoms market moving into 2016. It includes forecasts, overviews and discussions on: Industry consolidation and cost cutting set to continue; Video streaming puts pressure on the quality of the NBN; Mobile broadband traffic explosion driven by transactions initiated by smartphone devices; Telco industry slow in its transformation; Winners are assets and people light and use horizontal collaboration and the sharing economy; New opportunities in: healthcare, education, government services, smart grids, smart cities, connected homes, wearable technologies, IoT and M2M; Telstra is taking a leadership role in some of these developments, not just here also internationally; NBN – FttH passed 1 million, FttN roll out start in all earnest after  a 3 year delay in 2016; LTE (4 ½ G) is fuelling developments in IoT and M2M; Data analytic capabilities are opening up opportunities for new wealth creation and new jobs; Well connected communities are leading the trend towards smart cities; Data retention  and web blocking laws will not solve the cybercrime problems .

  • Australia - Analyses Telecoms Market - 2015

    The Australian telecommunications market is continuing to see consolidation, as traditional services are being further commoditised and digital media companies are offering new communication services, free or at significantly lower cost.

  • Global Digital Media - The Unstoppable Video Streaming, TV and Entertainment Industries

    BuddeComm’s new report, Global Digital Media - The Unstoppable Video Streaming, TV and Entertainment Industries provides important insights into the vibrant global TV market, which is undergoing significant transformation.

  • Belgium - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

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

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - June 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.

Major report update

  • Global Telecoms Trends for 2016 - Big Data, M2M, Sharing Economy, Wearables, 5G

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments for the Global Telecoms sector. The report analyses the global telecom sector with a focus on trends occurring for Big Data, M2M, Collaborative Consumption, Wearable technology, 5G and Cloud Computing.

  • Czech Republic - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

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

  • Australia - Mobile Broadband Market - Services and Apps

    This report provides statistics and analyses on several aspects of Australia’s mobile broadband market. It includes recent developments affecting the provision of mobile broadband in metro and regional Australia resulting from the extension of LTE networks.

  • Australia - Smart Farming

    Initial studies indicate that tools such as cattle tags to track livestock, a range of sensor networks that measure water salinity, soil moisture and the heartbeat of oysters can help increase farming productivity in crop and pasture yields by targeting the use of water and fertilisers as well as in livestock production through better rotation of animals and pastures.

  • Australia - Digital Economy - Statistical Overview

    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.

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - The Global Data Centre Sector

    Energy efficiency has become a key concern for data centre management and there is a growing awareness of the ongoing maintenance and energy costs to operate such centres. The data centre market is an extremely complex one, with many diverse aspects to it.

  • Global Broadband - Countries Embrace National Broadband Networks

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments for the Global Broadband Market. The report analyses the global fixed broadband sector and is supported by case studies, regional information, company information and key statistics.

  • Japan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    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.

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Cloud Technology Trends and Statistics 2015

    Cloud computing 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. In 2015 cloud computing has become almost main-stream, with the majority of large enterprises adopting various solutions.

  • Africa - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

    Report highlights: Key developments in the internet and broadband sectors of African countries; Profiles of major Internet Service Providers (ISPs); Overview of DSL services and WiMAX networks, with pricing comparisons; Updates on CDMA-2000 network rollouts; Market developments relating to international and national infrastructure projects FttP developments; Regulatory policies affecting investment strategies.

News of important industry event

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - LTE-A and 5G - a Glimpse into the Future

    The 5G technology is now well and truly under development. While there are no firm standards in place, the industry is working hard at making that happen. In the meantime, the early movers are testing their own versions of the 5G technology and this is giving us information about what we can expect – what the technology will be able to deliver.

New chapter or analysis

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - Surveys, Statistics and Forecasts

    The Australian telecommunications market will change dramatically over the next ten years. Accelerated by government policies in relation to broadband infrastructure and the National Digital Economy Strategy these changes will drive the transformation of the industry.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - Developments and Analyses 2015

    By mid-2015 over a million premises were able to connect to the NBN – so far most of them have access to the original NBN, three-quarters have access to FttH, the remainder to wireless and satellite networks.

  • Australia - The Networking Economy - Analyses

    The digital economy began to take hold a decade or so ago, and some organisations were fast to react to it, while others were slow. The naysayers saw the impact of the internet on their business as a fad that would soon fade away; others, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Yahoo, saw it as the new business model.

  • 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 - Cyber Crime, Privacy 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 - 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 - Cloud Computing

    In the late 1990’s 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 - Digital Media - Gaming and Gambling

    As broadband speed and capacity increases we are seeing a whole new range of gaming applications entering the market over the next decade. Not needing a console has increased access and created distinctions between console vs.

  • Australia - Data Centres

    BuddeComm has been supportive of the data centre market since the 1990s. However, it took nearly 20 years for the industry to reach its current position. The arrival of cloud computing, Big Data, M2M and IoT allowed for a large range of new services and applications, especially aimed at small and medium organisations.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - Fixed Wireless and Satellite Networks

    The National Broadband Network 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 - Digital Economy - E-Health - Pilots and Projects

    Progress in e-health developments in Australia remains slow and low key. Unlike the USA for instance, where e-health is driven by health insurance companies and private health care organisations, the developments in Australia largely depend on government initiatives.

  • Czech Republic - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

    Growth in the Czech Republic’s fixed-line broadband market has slowed in line with higher consumer penetration of services. The sector has more recently seen stronger growth in the cable sector as the key player UPC continues to upgrade its network to provide far faster services than are available with DSL.

  • Czech Republic - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

    Mobile penetration in the Czech Republic is among the highest in Central European nations and is high even by western European levels. With mobile voice markets saturated, the established operators, all owned by major Western European players (with the exception of O2 CR, recently acquired by an investment firm, and now split into a network management business and a separate retail business) have focused on growing revenue by marketing mobile broadband and other value-added services such as mobile content and applications.

  • Czech Republic - Telecom Market, Statistics, Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations and Analyses

    The Czech Republic has a small but sophisticated telecom market, with a number of alternative operators offering fixed-line services. Competition is growing in all sectors, with alternative operators gaining size and strength through organic growth, and merger and acquisition activity.

Statistical table(s) update or addition

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

    New IXP to improve internet connectivity in Honduras Among the poorest countries in Central America, Honduras has long been plagued by an unstable political framework which has rendered telecom reform difficult.

  • Optus - Company Overview and Operating Statistics

    Optus provides a range of communications services that include mobile, national and long-distance services, local and international telephony, business network services, internet and satellite services, subscription TV and digital media services.

  • Australia - Mobile Communications - 3G and 4G Infrastructure

    The three MNOs in Australia deployed 3G networks as early as the 1990s though it was not until the mid-2000s that 3G mobile networks started to be built in earnest. This was followed by a rapid take-up of 3G among consumers as they migrated from 2G networks.

  • Australia - Mobile Communications - Operator Analyses and Industry Overview

    The Australian mobile telephony market continues to be dominated by the three major mobile network operators Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone (VHA). These provide a full range of services essential for commerce as well as communication and social networking.

  • Australia - Mobile Communications - Retail Market

    For mobile network operators, retailers have become a key focus point in their interaction with customers. Customers commonly have specific needs, so requiring more personal service, and their use of social networking to contact stores as well as review feedback from other customers on services and hardware makes a positive interaction with them all the more necessary.

  • Australia - Mobile Communications - Revenue Overview and Statistics

    Overall mobile services revenue continues to come under pressure from competition among the three key market players and from among the small number of MVNOs. Compounding competitive pressures is the recent decision by the ACCC to regulate the pricing of wholesale SMS tariffs.

  • 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, though the latter brand commands a core of devotees which guarantee sales as well as interest in new devices such as the iWatch.

  • Australia - Mobile Communications - Spectrum Auctions

    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.

  • Australia - Mobile Communications - Spectrum Overview

    The use of radio frequency spectrum provides a diverse range of telephony services. Voice and data services are delivered via equipment based on a range of technological standards and utilising radio resources in a number of spectrum bands.

  • Australia - Mobile Communications - Subscriber Statistics

    Growth in the number of mobile subscribers in Australia has slowed in recent years, reflecting the relatively high penetration rate, which my mid-2015 had reached about 137%. Although a significant proportion of subscribers make use of multiple phones or SIM cards, growth is stimulated by a steady increase in the population.

  • 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.

  • Global Telecoms - The Big Picture - Key Industry Statistics

    In 2015 the global telecoms industry continues to grow from strength to strength. While the operators may struggle to grow significant revenues; the underlying trends of mobile broadband; M2M; Cloud computing; OTT services and Big Data management continue to propel the broader telecoms sector ahead.

  • Macedonia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

    Makedonski Telekom merges with T-Mobile Macedonia The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Macedonia) has been a European Union (EU) candidate country since 2005. As part of the EU pre-accession process, the country has built closer economic ties with the Union: the EU accounts for 60% of Macedonia’s exports and about half of its imports.

  • Australia - Telecoms Services - Wholesale and Competitive Access

    The NBN, and in particular the structural separation between infrastructure and services, is changing the telecoms industry beyond recognition. A new industry structure will need to be developed based on collaboration and cooperation, rather than the destructive adversarial environment of the past.

  • El Salvador - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

    Regulator re-opens 1700MHz and 2100MHz band auction El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America. Economic prosperity has been stymied by income inequality, poor infrastructure and inadequate social capital.

  • Latvia - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

    Latvia’s MNOs expand LTE-A availability Latvia’s telecom market has been shaped by the European Union, with the EU’s 2002 regulatory policies and the revised 2009 New Regulatory Framework being the centre piece of the sector’s regulatory measures.

  • Madagascar - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

    Madagascar adds to LTE range with launch from Telma Madagascar’s exposure to the global economic crisis was amplified by political instability following a controversial change of government in 2009. The economy has since recovered, with GDP growth expected to steadily rise back to levels of around 5% by 2016/17.

  • Mauritius - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

    Mauritius government unveils Smart Mauritius strategy The island nation of Mauritius benefits from an advanced and innovative telecom sector. It was the first market in the greater Africa region to launch cellular systems (in 1989), the first to provide commercial 3G mobile service (2004), the first in the world to develop a nationwide WiMAX wireless broadband network (2005), and one of the first to launch IPTV services (2006).

  • Namibia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

    Namibian telecom regulator pursues infrastructure sharing plans Namibia was one of the last countries in Africa to introduce competition in the mobile communications sector when a second network finally launched in 2007.

  • Czech Republic - Digital Economy and Digital Media

    The Czech Republic’s media market is evolving under the weight of digital TV and convergence trends, with over half the population now receiving TV services digitally. The uptake of IPTV services is growing on the back of more affordable broadband access while the cable TV market has undergone consolidation to create a major player sizeable enough to compete effectively against the telecoms incumbent.

  • Libya - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

    Islamic militias in Libya undermine investor confidence Libya’s civil war has crippled the country’s economy and disrupted its telecommunications sector. It is estimated that more than S1 billion worth of telecom infrastructure was destroyed, including about 20% of the country’s mobile tower sites.

  • Tanzania - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

    Tanzania’s Zantel acquired by Millicom for $1 plus debt obligations Tanzania’s economy has been showing solid growth rates of between 5% and 8% every year since 2000, despite the global economic crisis which has affected many economies since 2008.

  • Gabon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

    Merged Libertis and Moov change dynamics of Gabon’s mobile sector Gabon remains one of the wealthiest nations in Africa, with the economy largely buttressed by oil revenue. GDP per capita is well above the African average, although a distorted income distribution and poor social indicators are evident.

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