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  • Kuwait - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    Kuwait represents a bright spot for telecoms in the Middle East Kuwait has one of the highest mobile penetrations in the Middle East and represents a bright spot amongst a region marred by civil tension.

  • Global Mobile Media - Messaging Services and OTT 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.

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  • France - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

    France has the third largest broadband subscriber base in Europe. Growth in 2009 has been bolstered by demand for high bandwidth applications, considerable investment in fibre infrastructure among telcos and regional governments, and a pro-competitive regulator which has promoted access to Orange’s DSL network for new entrants through local loop unbundling.

  • France - Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

    France has one of the more developed markets for digital media and media convergence. This is largely the result of an excellent multi-platform broadband infrastructure which has supported a range of videostreaming services (IPTV and SVoD).

  • France - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

    France has the third largest telecoms market in Europe. The incumbent, France Telecom (Orange), is one of the world’s major players with interests in markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

  • France - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

    The French mobile phone market remains one of the largest in Europe. Operators have consistently invested over €2 billion in their network infrastructure in recent years in a bid to deploy new technologies and keep pace with customer demand for mobile broadband services.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - The NBN company

    NBN Co was launched in April 2009 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.

  • Netherlands - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

    Broadband penetration in the Netherlands is one of the highest in the world, the result of large-scale government and municipal investment in broadband infrastructure. The country has comprehensive DSL and cable networks, with operators having invested in technology upgrades to improve data speeds.

  • Netherlands - Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

    The Dutch TV market benefits from a comprehensive cable network reaching almost all TV homes, together with upgraded DSL networks capable of providing bundled offers and videostreaming services to most households.

  • Netherlands - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

    The Dutch telecom market has one of the most advanced broadband sectors in the world, with effective cross-platform competition between DSL and HFC networks further stimulated by numerous fibre deployments.

  • Netherlands - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

    The number of mobile subscribers in the Dutch market stalled towards the end of 2013, and has continued to grow only slowly, though this growth is largely due to the rapid development of the M2M sector.

  • 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.

  • Lithuania - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

    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 - Fixed Broadband, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

    Lithuania has one of the highest broadband penetration rates in Europe, and its focus on fibre networks has provided the country with the highest fibre rate in the region and one of the highest globally.

  • Lithuania - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

    Lithuania’s mobile market is served by Omnitel, Bité and Tele2, as well as by a number of MVNOs. In addition, the state-owned broadcaster Telecentras has become the fourth mobile operator, with an extensive LTE infrastructure using spectrum formerly assigned to its WiMAX offering.

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

    Universal Licence regime comes into play After more than a decade of civil war which destroyed much of its infrastructure, Liberia became a prime example of an almost entirely wireless telecommunications market.

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

    Kosovo’s regulator issues spectrum to boost mobile broadband Kosovo has benefited from financial and regulatory assistance as part of the EU pre-accession process. The EU remains Kosovo’s main trading partner and its main source of foreign direct investment.

  • Spain - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

    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 invested in fibre infrastructure while cablecos now commonly provide data at up to 300Mb/s.

  • Spain - Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

    Spain’s digital media market has developed strongly in line with investments in fixed-line infrastructure. This has seen strong growth in the number of next generation network access lines able to deliver IP content and services.

  • Spain - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

    In recent years the value of Spain’s telecom market has fallen, with the sector affected by the poor economic climate resulting in high unemployment and reduced disposable income among consumers. However, a five-year recession, with tumbling GDP, effectively ended in 2014 when the economy showed a steady return to growth for four quarters in succession.

  • Spain - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

    Spain has one of the largest mobile markets in Europe, with effective competition from four MNOs and a growing number of resellers and MVNOs. 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.

  • 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 - Digital Economy - E-Education

    Education is seen as one of the key sectors that will benefit from developments in the digital economy, but so far the results of adaptation have been mixed. While new ICT gear has entered the classroom it is being used within the traditional classroom learning system.

  • Global Mobile Market - Key Statistics and Trends

    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.

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  • 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 Data - SMS - Overview and Statistics

    The SMS service is one of the few remaining cash cows for mobile network operators. The cost of each message for customers is far higher than the cost to transmit the data across the network. As a result, SMS revenue has traditionally accounted for a large proportion of overall mobile data revenue.

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

    Tigo claiming national coverage with LTE infrastructure Although Bolivia has enjoyed strong economic growth in recent years, GDP remains among the lowest in South America. Many areas of the country outside the main cities are poor and undeveloped, and there is a sizeable proportion of the population which live in remote valleys and areas where telecom infrastructure has been chronically neglected.

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Smart Transport, Smart Vehicles and Drones

    Smart vehicles are vehicles that can think, communicate with each other and the transport network, and take action to improve safety and efficient operation. A state-of-the-art road and vehicle system recommends to drivers the best roads to use, advises what their estimated travel time will be, alerts them to traffic hazards ahead, warns them when they stray out of their lane or get too close to the vehicle ahead, suggests where to buy the cheapest fuel, and tells them where to park.

  • United Arab Emirates - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

    Mobile penetration in the UAE is among the highest in the world, largely due to the country’s affluence as well as to a significantly sized and fluid population of expatriate workers. Often, consumers own more than one SIM card to take advantage of promotional offers.

  • Ghana - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

    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).

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

    Flow Jamaica launches LTE on its mobile networks The relative size and rapid expansion of the Jamaican mobile sector continues to underpin growth in the telecommunications industry. The merger between Digicel and Claro in 2012 strengthened Digicel’s dominance of the sector, and the company has since extended its 3G network across the island and is looking to add LTE.

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