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  • 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.

  • Slovakia - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

    This report outlines Slovakia’s fixed-line telecoms market, providing an overview of the regulatory environment, profiles of the major operators, and a range of operational and financial statistics.

  • United Arab Emirates - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    This report reviews the United Arab Emirates’ fixed-line, broadband and mobile sectors, providing market insights, key statistics, and broadband market forecasts, together with profiles of the major players.

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - January-February 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.

  • Asia - Mobile Data and Wireless Broadband Market

    The line between mobile communications – voice services as opposed to broadband services – is becoming blurred by the rapid uptake of smartphones. This makes it more difficult to produce reports with a clear delineation between the two sectors.

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

    This report covers key aspects of Poland’s evolving telecom market, presenting comprehensive data and analysis on market players, fixed-line networks and technologies, the wholesale market, as well as an overview of key regulatory developments.

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

    This tables only report provides 148 statistical tables and 34 charts related to the broadband and digital media markets in Australia, as well as aspects of the related digital economy driven by emerging trends and the adoption of new technologies.

  • New Zealand - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report provides an overview of the New Zealand telecoms market as its moves into 2015, with analysis on a range of market developments, including digital TV and the digital economy, the mobile and broadband markets, recent regulatory measures, and the progress of the UFB.

Major report update

  • 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.

  • Slovakia - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

    This report outlines Slovakia’s fixed-line telecoms market, providing an overview of the regulatory environment, profiles of the major operators, and a range of operational and financial statistics.

  • Switzerland - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

    This report presents an analysis of Switzerland’s telecom market, including profiles of the main players in the fixed-line, DSL, cable, fibre and wireless sectors. It details technological developments, provides broadband subscriber forecasts to 2020, and examines regulatory issues related to municipal fibre, local loop unbundling, and the provision of broadband as a universal service.

  • USA - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

    This report provides an overview of the US broadband market, including FttP and other fibre network developments. It details the major fibre deployments and key market statistics and forecasts. The report also provides analyses, key statistics and forecasts on the US mobile market, including telcos’ financial and operating data to Q4 2014, and assessments of their strategies, regulatory policies, and market developments in emerging technologies.

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

    There certainly is a lot of interest in the M2M market. But what we are seeing is only what is happening on the surface. Most of the M2M activities are taking place unnoticed. For example, all new electronic devices are now M2M devices.

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Wearable Devices Trends and Statistics

    In 2015, wearable technology has become a thriving industry, with an ever-broadening range of possible uses and devices, including smart watches, glasses, clothing items, skin patches, and even implants for health monitoring.

  • Broadband Infrastructure facilitates Economic Transformation through Digital Productivity

    The world in general, and its institutions and businesses in particular, is facing a significant number of challenges: we will soon be 9 billion people; the environment has problems coping with us; whole business sectors are facing digital disruption; healthcare in western economies could consume 40% of national GDP by 2040.

  • Global Smart Infrastructure - Smart Grids and Smart Meter Trends and Statistics

    By making the electricity grid ‘intelligent’ and adding telecoms to it, the power will eventually shift away from the electricity companies and to the customers, who will be able to control their energy consumption through sensors, M2M devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • Global Smart Infrastructure - Smart Cities and Smart Communities - Trends and Insights

    Smart cities are going to be amazing community hubs that 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.

New chapter or analysis

  • Australia - Digital Media - Gaming and Gambling

    As broadband speed and capacity increases we will see a whole new range of gaming applications be entering the market over the next decade. We have seen console games change dramatically, with games, music and movies merging, integrating and moving online.

  • Australia - WiFi Hotspot Market

    WiFi has established itself as the quiet achiever – while all the attention has been focused on developments in the mobile market WiFi is delivering broadband access to millions of people – free! Overseas visitors are among the largest users as they can bypass the extremely high mobile operators’ roaming charges.

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

    Norway’s broadcasting market became all-digital by the end of 2009. The main operators have focussed on upgrading fixed-line networks to ADSL2+ and VDSL2 in recent years, providing a solid infrastructure for delivering bundled services.

  • Norway - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Norway’s broadband penetration is among the highest in Europe, the result of a technologically savvy populace and the efforts of providers to migrate subscribers to fast broadband services, now focussed on fibre networks, VDSL and upgraded cable infrastructure.

  • Norway - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Norway’s mobile market is dominated by the triopoly of Telenor Mobile, TeliaSonera’s NetCom and the joint venture Mobile Norway. Services from these operators are supplemented by those from a growing number of MVNOs.

  • Norway - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    In common with other Scandinavian countries, Norway has a sophisticated telecom market with high broadband and mobile penetration rates and a developed digital TV sector. Although not a member of the European Union, its telecoms sector is synchronised with relevant EC legislation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    Vanuatu’s telecom sector ready for change with the launch of a submarine cable BuddeComm’s report Vanuatu - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications market of Vanuatu, including industry and operator data updates and estimates through to 2014.

  • 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 - 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 - 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.

  • Ukraine - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Ukraine’s competitive mobile market is dominated by three network operators. Together, these have held back the development of the MVNO sector by promoting their own low-cost subsidiaries, though recently they have adopted a business model which has these subsidiaries brought under a single brand, and with less focus on market segmentation.

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

    Regulator loses patience with Telecel, revoking its licence This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Zimbabwe’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: The impact of the economic and political crisis; 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; Average Revenue per User (ARPU); Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Internet and broadband development and growth, including 3G mobile; Broadband services and pricing trends.

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

    MNOs develop mobile wallet platforms This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Senegal’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; Consolidation in the mobile sector; Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets, including 3G; Average Revenue per User; Internet and broadband development and growth; Broadband and mobile data services and pricing trends; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); The emergence of m-payment and m-banking services.

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

    Bosnia-Herzegovina struggling to maintain momentum for EU accession process Bosnia-Herzegovina made remarkable economic progress since emerging from war in the 1990s to the financial turmoil of 2009. Since then the country’s economy has slowly recovered, though GDP is expected to reach only 0.

  • Australia - Big Data

    BuddeComm describes ‘big data’ as looking at intelligent outcomes that can be achieved by data collaboration. The most critical issue here is strategic management, rather than technology. However the fact that big data has become a vital tool in competition is forcing many companies to transform their organisations from a company-centric approach to a customer-centric one.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - Developments and Analyses 2014-2015

    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 - Digital Economy - The Political and Economic Fallout

    The digital economy is having an enormous impact on the political and economic landscape and indeed the overall global society. The explosion in the use of smart technologies means that we can increase our productivity and, in general, that work can be carried out by fewer people, especially in the well-developed economies.

  • Cyprus - Mobile Market Insights, Overview and Statistics

    The Cypriot mobile market is served by two mobile network operators (Cytamobile-Vodafone and MTN Cyprus). A third operator, PrimeTel Mobile, launched operations as an MVNO in mid-2011, and in early 2014 was awarded a multi-spectrum licence.

  • Cyprus - Digital Media and Broadband Markets - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    The broadband market in Cyprus remains undeveloped by the standards of leading European countries. DSL is the most popular access platform, with cable broadband restricted to a single operator with a network concentrated in a few key towns.

  • Cyprus - Key Statistics, Regulatory and Fixed-line Telecoms Overviews

    Despite market liberalisation Cyprus’s telecoms market continues to be dominated by the incumbent, CyTA, which is still fully-owned by the state. The government has rekindled plans to privatise CyTA as part of a wider financial bailout package.

  • Slovakia - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Slovakia’s mobile market is served by three mobile network operators which each have a pan-European reach. Mobile penetration is relatively high, reaching about 119% in early 2015. The introduction of mobile number portability in 2006 has increased competition between players.

  • Slovakia - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    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.

  • Slovakia - Digital Media and Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Slovakia’s broadband market has shown steady growth in recent years, with access competition predominately based on infrastructure. The DSL platform remains the dominant access method, while the cable sector is also strong in urban areas.

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

    Switzerland has a developed market for converged media. Many areas of the country have switched from analogue to digital TV transmission, paving the way for digital dividend spectrum to be used for other services including mobile TV and mobile broadband.

  • Switzerland - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Switzerland’s mobile market has undergone a number of changes in recent years, with the Orange Switzerland being acquired by NJJ Capital in February 2015, Sunrise being acquired by a private equity firm which completed an IPO in early 2015, and with the main cableco UPC Cablecom entering the mobile market as an MVNO, thus being able to provide a quad-play bundle and so compete more effectively with Sunrise and Swisscom.

  • Switzerland - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Switzerland has Europe’s highest broadband penetration rate. The country benefits from universal DSL infrastructure and an expansive cable broadband network, with effective cross-platform competition. DSL has overtaken cable as is the principal access technology, while the DSL market itself is dominated by Swisscom’s retail offerings.

  • Switzerland - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    Switzerland enjoys one of the highest broadband penetration rates in the OECD and a competitive mobile market served by a triopoly of international players. The country’s mountainous topography helped to establish a number of cable networks, though in recent years DSL has become the preferred means for accessing broadband and triple-play services.

Statistical table(s) update or addition

  • 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.

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

    E-health kick-started on back of broadband infrastructure 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).

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

    Rapid Communications gains mobile banking licence Somalia’s telecom market is unique, having managed to thrive despite there having been no central government since 1991 when a dictatorial regime was overthrown.

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

    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.

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

    Liquid Telecom rolling out wholesale FttP in Lusaka Zambia’s GDP has remained almost unaffected by the global economic crisis and is expected to continue growing at around 8% p.a. The landlocked country has recently gained access to international submarine fibre optic cables for the first time, which has already led to some significant retail price reductions for broadband services.

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

    Spectrum auction in February 2015 encouraging for mid-year LTE launch Following an economically and politically turbulent period during the 1990s, Serbia started the first decade of the new millennium with strong GDP growth until the economic crisis of 2008 restricted both growth and investment.

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

    Slow growth made in Eritrea’s mobile sector This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Eritrea’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Infrastructure development; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Internet and broadband development and growth; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Mobile voice and data markets.

  • 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.

  • 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 2015. 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.

  • Telstra - Company Analysis

    Under the leadership of David Thodey, Australia’s largest telco Telstra has embraced the new direction being taken by some of the more progressive players in the telecoms industry. This is based on a ubiquitous, robust, affordable infrastructure that can be used to lift telecommunications into the next stage, where the business opportunities will be considerably different from those of the past.

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