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  • 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.

  • Brazil - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

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

  • Portugal - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

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

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

    This report provides statistics and analyses on Australia’s fixed-line broadband sector, including recent developments affecting the NBN as well as DSL and HFC networks. The report assesses overall market dynamics, and the key operating performance of the principal players.

  • Indonesia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

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

  • Australia - E-Health, E-Education, E-Government

    This annual report offers a wealth of information on the trends and developments taking place in the e-health, e-education and e-government sectors. The report analyses the issues surrounding the development and growth of these services.

Major report update

  • 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.

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - July 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 - 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 .

  • 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.

  • Iran - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    Iran’s telecom sector presents opportunities and challenges in 2015 The telecoms market is very important to the Iran economy and provides one the largest non-oil based revenue streams. Improving and expanding telecoms infrastructure has been the focus of investment in recent years, and Iran’s tech savvy, young population is eager to take up next generation services.

  • 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.

New chapter or analysis

  • 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.

  • Ghana - Mobile Market - 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).

  • USA - Fibre to the Premises (FttP) Market - Statistics and Analyses

    In recent years the US has been engaged in a more concerted fibre deployment effort, principally from the two incumbents Verizon and AT&T but notably also from Google with its successful investment in Kansas City.

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - The Sharing Economy

    The ‘sharing economy’ movement delivers a whole new range of ideas and services. Often utilising our modern digital tools of smart phones, apps, location based technology, near-field communications, fixed broadband, social networks, m-payments etc – the notion is to share excess goods and services with the broader community, sometimes for profit.

  • Australia - Mobile Media - Mobile Video Streaming

    Mobile video streaming, also known as mobile TV, has been promoted by mobile network operators as one of the prime benefits of more capable infrastructure resulting from network being upgraded with HSPA and LTE technologies.

  • 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.

  • Australia - Mobile Broadband - The Market in 2015

    Mobile broadband has expanded rapidly in line with the expansion of LTE networks, which by mid-2015 approached about 90% coverage, or 95% in metro areas. By early 2015 there were six million mobile broadband subscribers in Australia, a growing proportion of them on the LTE networks of Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.

  • Australia - Mobile Broadband - LTE and 5G

    The three LTE networks operated by Optus, Telstra and Vodafone have developed rapidly during the past two years as these players strive to provide an infrastructure capable of meetings customer demand for mobile broadband services.

  • Ecuador - Telecoms IP Networks and Digital Media - Statistics and Analysis

    TV Cable announces $60 million investment plan Ecuador’s fixed-line teledensity is low for the region. To some extent this has resulted from topographical challenges which have rendered the cost of deploying fixed-line infrastructure in remote and mountainous areas prohibitive.

  • Australia - M2M and The Internet of Things

    With the NBN and LTE now well and truly underway it is important to look at what will be the real value of this new infrastructure. The infrastructure that is now being built offers a range of features such as ubiquitousness, affordability, low latency, high speed and high capacity.

  • Australia - Digital Media - Video Streaming - Trends, Developments and Statistics

    Driven by the successful US-based Netflix video streaming service from America, several Australian companies have launched new video streaming services or updated their services. The traditional IPTV model is making something of a comeback, with new video streaming services launched over higher-speed broadband networks and the introduction of competitively priced triple-play models.

  • Australia - Digital Economy - 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.

  • 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 by mid-2015 provided over 90% population coverage.

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

    Belgium’s market for bundled services has grown on the back of upgraded cable and DSL infrastructure. The broadcasting sector is characterised by language variations to accommodate the French and Dutch speaking regions.

  • 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 and Proximus (Belgacom), using a combination of DOCSIS 3.

  • Belgium - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    Belgium’s telecom market has long benefited from comprehensive DSL and cable networks. Though relatively small, the market has attracted investment from some of the region’s major players, including Liberty Global and Orange.

Statistical table(s) update or addition

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

    Djibouti Telecom’s HSPA service improving mobile broadband connectivity Djibouti is one of the last countries in the world allowing its national telco, Djibouti Telecom (DT) a monopoly on all telecom services, including fixed lines, mobile, internet and broadband.

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

    Viettel Burundi launches mobile services, claiming 600,000 subscribers Burundi remains one of the most attractive African telecom markets for investors. The country has seen stable GDP growth for several years, while it enjoys a high population density.

  • France - Fibre Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

    France is among the top tier countries in Europe for fibre deployment, with growth bolstered both by demand for high bandwidth applications and by alternative operators keen to build networks independent from Orange.

  • Greece - Telecom Market, Statistics, Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations and Analyses

    Greece’s telecoms market has undergone some very tough economic conditions in recent years, leading to lower sector revenue and investment. Operators across the board have seen gross profits tumble year after year, and the continuing economic turmoil will make market conditions particularly tough during the next few years.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - Infrastructure Analyses

    The report provides background analysis on various infrastructure issues. First, it gives some high-level strategic analysis of the NBN as national infrastructure, as distinct from just telecoms infrastructure.

  • Australia - Digital Media - Video Streaming - Major Players

    Streaming video or IPTV has been under development since the early 00s, as higher speed broadband services slowly became available. At that stage it was seen by the telcos as an opportunity to compete with the cable TV operators who started to enter the broadband market at the same time.

  • Australia - Telecoms Industry - Revenue Statistics and Analysis (by service) - 2000-2015

    This report provides revenue, revenue growth statistics and analysis for the Australian telecommunications market by major service between 2000 and 2015, as well as market forecasts for 2016. The total telecoms service market is segmented according to telecommunications service – local access, mobile and broadband revenues.

  • Australia - Mobile Media - Providers

    This report provides data and analyses on the major mobile media providers and on services offered in relation to mobile content. The market for on-deck services has diminished following developments seen since the release of the iPhone and the multiplicity of Android devices and Windows Phones, associated with the increasing takeup of smartphones and tablets.

  • Australia - Mobile Media - Surveys and Statistics

    This report analyses information drawn from the results of several surveys relating to mobile media usage in Australia over the period 2008-2015. Surveys include reports by the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (Australian Mobile Phone Lifestyle Index and Mobile Traffic Trends), Telstra, Optus, McCrindle Research, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Akamai and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Bolivia - Telecoms IP Networks and Digital Media - Statistics and Analysis

    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.

  • Australia - Digital Media - Social Networks

    Social media developments are fascinating and exciting. They show the great potential of the new communication and information tools that are becoming available thanks to the internet, Web 2.0, email, broadband infrastructure and mobile phones and tablets.

  • Australia - The Broadcasting Market in 2015

    This report provides information and analysis on the broadcasting market into 2015. It also provides an overview of some of the important changes over the last couple of years. These changes include the completion of the switch from analogue to digital broadcasting, completed in December 2013, and the frequency retuning which resulted from ASO, completed by the end of 2014.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chile - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

    Chile’s broadband penetration is relatively high compared with other Latin American countries. The country has benefited from solid GDP growth during the last decade, with a decline recorded only in 2009 as the effects of the GFC were first felt.

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

    Mozambique’s Alliance for Affordable Internet helping reduce cost of internet access Mozambique’s economy has shown consistently strong growth for a number of years. The country’s GDP was largely unaffected by the global economic crisis which erupted in 2008, and continues to restrict growth among many economies.

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

    Telecom Namibia shuts down CDMA voice and data infrastructure 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.

  • 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 mid-2015. A number of operators from the fixed-wireless and mobile sectors have entered the market.

  • Sierra Leone - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    SMS services used to provide advice on Ebola This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Sierra Leone’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; 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; Average Revenue per User; Internet and broadband development and growth; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

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