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  • Australia - Telecoms - International prepaid calling market

    Driven by the rapid global growth of mobile, especially in developing countries, and the capped prices in developed mobile markets, there is now a trend away from fixed line-based international calling to wireless-based calls.

  • Africa - Mobile Voice Market and Major Network Operators

    The countries covered in this report include: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

  • India - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in India. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Regulatory environment; Major players (fixed and mobile); Infrastructure development – national and international; Digital media; Mobile voice and data market; Internet, including VoIP and IPTV; Broadband services; Regulatory environment; Telecom market forecasts for selected segments/years to 2020.

  • Solomon Islands - Telecoms Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Mobile operators see opportunities for growth BuddeComm’s report Solomon Islands - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications market of Solomon Islands, including industry and operator data updates and estimates to 2015.

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - July 2014

    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 - Intelligent Transport Systems

    Smart transport systems, or intelligent transport systems, encompass a range of wireless and wired communications-based information technologies that can be integrated into transportation infrastructure and vehicles.

  • Australia - Smart Cars and 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.

  • Egypt - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This annual report provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of trends and developments in Egypt’s telecommunications market, including forecasts. 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 issues; Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets; Internet development and growth; Broadband, including 3G mobile Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Average Revenue per User (ARPU), fixed and mobile; Forecasts for the mobile and Internet market to 2015 and 2018.

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

    This report evaluates the major elements of the Portuguese telecom market, presenting statistics on the fixed telephony sector as well as an analysis of the major market players. Additional information is provided on the key regulatory issues, noting the status of interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection.

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

    This report assesses key aspects of the Danish telecom market, presenting recent market developments on the fixed network services sector and profiles of the major operators. It analyses market statistics and assesses the key regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection.

Major report update

  • Syria - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    Civil war continues to impact on telecoms progress in Syria With the escalation of the Syrian civil war; the telecoms infrastructure in the country has taken a battering. Since the civil conflict began in 2011, the telephone and Internet lines in Syria have been cut a number of times and there are regular reports of Internet blackouts across the country.

  • Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Internet penetration increases as mobile broadband helps bring access to the people BuddeComm’s report Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications market of PNG, including industry and operator data updates and estimates through to 2015.

  • Australia - Mobile Communications - Statistics and Forecasts

    BuddeComm’s Australia - Mobile Communications - Statistics and Forecasts annual publication provides information and insight into the mobile communications sector in Australia with a particular reference to mobile infrastructure and voice services as mobile broadband is covered in a separate report.

  • Yemen - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    Projects are underway in Yemen to improve telecommunications infrastructure There is progress towards improving Yemen’s fixed infrastructure with the first phase of the "one-million new lines project” underway.

  • Global Telecoms Industry - Key Trends - OTT, M2M, Big Data and the Cloud

    This annual report offers a wealth of information on the broader global telecommunications sector and is a valuable resource of insights, examples and trends. It provides important insights into developments such as M2M; Big Data; Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things.

  • Africa - Mobile Voice Market and Major Network Operators

    The countries covered in this report include: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

  • India - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in India. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Regulatory environment; Major players (fixed and mobile); Infrastructure development – national and international; Digital media; Mobile voice and data market; Internet, including VoIP and IPTV; Broadband services; Regulatory environment; Telecom market forecasts for selected segments/years to 2020.

News of important industry event

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

    In 2014 improved infrastructure such as fibre and 4G network rollouts is helping to drive the global digital media entertainment market. Incorporating social networks, online video, digital music, gaming apps and online dating; this sector is particularly being driven by the uptake in mobile broadband apps and services.

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

    E-Commerce and m-commerce have become a very important area of focus for Internet media players, financial institutions, retailers, mobile operators and payment processing firms alike. The e-commerce and m-commerce sectors must represent one of the most innovative and rapidly evolving sectors worldwide; with the speed that new services, features and companies appear (and disappear) quite a spectacle to observe.

New chapter or analysis

  • Australia - Digital Economy - E-Health - Overview, Stats and Analysis

    E-health is becoming an area where key killer applications that utilise truly high-speed broadband networks emerge. As the financing of the public health systems in Australia becomes increasingly costly, an opportunity exists to lower costs through more effective use of web services for healthcare consumers.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - Policies and Regulations

    The process that led to the NBN began in around 2005 and became a key government policy in 2007. Its visionary aspect attracted the attention of many governments around the world, including the Obama Administration and the European Union.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - Infrastructure Plans and Contracts

    Soon after its inception NBN Co started a pre-tender process that resulted in a list of approved suppliers. The project is divided into relatively large sub-projects. The approved suppliers are basically in charge of those subsections and they are responsible for their own subcontractors and other suppliers that need to be involved in these projects.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - Smart Grids

    Australia is in a unique position to benefit from two infrastructure projects that are being developed simultaneously. NBN Co is currently rolling out the government-initiated National Broadband Network and it also has a clear policy known as Digital Productivity, where the government is taking a leadership role in ensuring that other government sectors use this infrastructure for the delivery of trans-sector services (e-health, e-education, smart grids, etc).

  • Spain - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    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 Movistar (formerly Telefónica) has launched 30Mb/s services, while some cablecos provide 100Mb/s.

  • Australia - Smart Transport, Smart Cars

    Smart transport systems, or intelligent transport systems, encompass a range of wireless and wired communications-based information technologies that can be integrated into transportation infrastructure and vehicles.

  • Global Smart Infrastructure - Smart Cities and Smart Transport Trends and Statistics

    Smart cities are going to be amazing community hubs which 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.

  • Australia - Digital Economy - E-Banking

    Australians are one of the world’s biggest users of online banking. EFT (electronic funds transfer) is very popular in Australia, and the BPAY consortium, owned by Australia’s Big Four banks, is widely used to pay bills.

  • 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%.

  • New Zealand - Mobile Communications - Statistics, Analysis and Major Operators

    A number of significant developments have occurred in the market in recent years. Telecom closed down its CDMA network and launched an in-house MVNO, Skinny. In late 2013 the operator launched commercial LTE services, competing with Vodafone which had launched the South Island’s first LTE network earlier in the year, complementing an existing service in Auckland.

  • Portugal - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Portugal’s broadband penetration is considerably lower than the European average, though the efforts of a capable and robust regulator coupled with infrastructure upgrades in both the cable and DSL sectors have narrowed the gap during the last two years.

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

    Steady rise in El Salvador’s mobile broadband customer base Relatively densely populated, El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America. Economic prosperity has been stymied by income inequality, poor infrastructure and inadequate social capital.

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

    Upgrade to EASSy cable promising cheaper internet connectivity This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Sudan’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 issues; Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development, including fibre; Mobile voice and data markets, including 3G; Internet and broadband development and growth; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Mobile data services, including 3G broadband; Average Revenue per User (ARPU).

  • 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 - National Broadband Network - Developments and Analyses 2014

    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.

Statistical table(s) update or addition

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

    Hondutel reduces losses for H12014 Among the poorest countries in Central America, Honduras has long been plagued by an unstable political framework which has rendered telecom reform difficult. Reform is critical if the country is to address some of the least impressive market statistics in the region.

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

    LTE services launched by two operators This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Zambia’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; The impact of the global economic crisis; Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development; The impact of access to international submarine fibre for a landlocked country; Mobile voice and data markets, including 3G; Internet and broadband development and pricing; Average revenue per user; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

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

    Telecom sector now accounting for almost 11% of GDP 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.

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

    Solid FttP progress made to fulfil the 2020 broadband program This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Mauritius’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 issues; Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development, including FttC and FttP; Mobile voice and data markets; Internet and broadband development, including IPTV, triple play; Broadband pricing trends, including 3G mobile; Digital media (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

  • Australia - Mobile Communications - The Industry into 2014

    The major mobile network operators in Australia – Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone (VHA) – provide a range of services essential for commerce as well as communication and social networking. These services have evolved from basic voice and SMS messaging to encompass high-end mobile data applications including gaming and m-commerce.

  • Colombia - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Colombia’s broadband penetration is far higher than would be expected based on GDP per capita, which is quite low in Colombia. The Colombian government has launched several initiatives to increase fixed broadband penetration, including Computers for Schooling (which provides refurbished second-hand computers to schools), Compartel (which endeavours to provide every Colombian with access to telephone and internet services), Vive Digital (involving projects that subsidise internet access for schools, low-income households, and rural areas), and the National Fibre Optic Project.

  • Ireland - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Ireland’s broadband market is 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 during the last two years.

  • Libya - Telecoms Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Economic recovery uncertain due to continued civil unrest This annual report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Libya’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, IPOs, joint ventures, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development, including fibre/FttP; Mobile voice and data markets; Internet and broadband development; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Broadband pricing trends, fixed and mobile; Mobile data services, including 3G broadband.

  • Australia - Mobile Communications - Retail Market

    Retailers in the mobile market are fast becoming the focus point for interaction with customers, many of whom have individual needs which require a higher level of customer service. Customers commonly use social networking to contact stores as well as review feedback from other customers on services and hardware.

  • Australia - Mobile Broadband - Market Drivers and Forecasts

    Mobile broadband access using 3G and 4G/LTE networks has expanded steadily as users continue to add tablets, modems and phones as alternative communication methods. Mobile broadband is also a key contributor to the economy, with a recent ACMA report finding that the Australian economy would have been $7.

  • Angola - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Angola Telecom plans to return to profitability in 2015 with government assistance This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Angola’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered in this half-yearly update include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Telecoms operators – privatisation, restructuring, acquisitions, new licences; Infrastructure development; International submarine fibre optic cables; National fibre backbone networks; Mobile voice and data markets; Internet and broadband development and pricing, including 3G and 4G mobile (LTE); Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Mobile market forecasts for 2015 and 2018.

  • Cote d Ivoire (Ivory Coast) - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Submarine infrastructure improves Ivorian international bandwidth, encouraging broadband development This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Cote d’Ivoire’s telecommunications market.

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

    Somtel and Glocall Telecoms fast track LTE initiatives This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Somalia’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Telecoms operators; 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.

  • Turkey - Key Statistics, Regulatory and Fixed-Line Telecoms Overviews

    Turkey’s communications market holds much potential given the size of its population, which is characterised as young and increasingly urbanised and technically literate. The privatised incumbent Turk Telekom continues to maintain its dominance in the fixed market, which is undergoing transformation centred on deployment of fibre deployments.

  • New Zealand - Telecommunications - Key Statistics and Telecom Market Overview

    This report provides a snapshot of key statistical data for New Zealand’s telecom market. It includes information on: Country statistics – GDP information and population; Internet and Broadband – subscribers, users and penetration rate; Mobile – subscribers, annual change and penetration rate; Telephone network – fixed-lines and teledensity; Telecom investment and revenue data; Broadcasting – Pay TV subscribers and penetration rate.

  • Chile - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Chile’s mobile penetration is one of the highest in South America but lagging slightly behind Uruguay and Argentina. Mobile growth, however, has slowed down considerably – it even turned negative in the first quarter of 2013, which may indicate that the market has reached saturation.

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

    Digicel and LIME gain additional 700MHz spectrum, paving the way for LTE services later in 2014 BuddeComm’s annual publication, ‘Jamaica - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband’, profiles the fixed-line, mobile and broadband markets in Jamaica.

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

    Regulator negotiates spectrum price to enable Claro and Movistar to offer services based on LTE Supported by continuing growth in GDP, Ecuador is considered one of the better performing economies in Latin America.

  • 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.

  • Qatar - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    Qatar’s regulator strives to improve competition Qatar possesses a well developed telecoms market that enjoys high fixed line and mobile penetration. A rapidly growing population due to Qatar’s infrastructure building boom has presented a considerable growth opportunity for Qatar’s two telcos, Ooredoo (Qtel) and Vodafone Qatar.

  • United Kingdom - Broadband - Fixed Network Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    The UK’s broadband market enjoys excellent cross-platform competition, with comprehensive DSL complemented by cable networks which reach about half of all households. The DSL network has been upgraded during the last few years as a result of BT’s migration to its new 21CN.

  • Oman - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    Regulatory review helps competition prospects in Oman Oman possesses a technologically developed telecoms market due to investment by Oman’s two telecom network operators. Omantel and Nawras have invested significantly in fixed and mobile access networks, transmission backhaul, broadband connectivity and international connectivity.

  • Kuwait - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    Like the other countries in the Gulf Region, Kuwait is one of the wealthiest countries in the Middle East due to its abundance of natural resources such as oil. Kuwait’s government is heavily involved in the economy, largely due to its control of the oil industry.

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

    Increasing international bandwidth encouraging growth in internet use BuddeComm’s report Paraguay - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband, and Forecasts provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the country’s telecommunications market, including the regulator’s market data to June 2013, operator data to the end of 2013 and market developments to April 2014.

  • Argentina - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Argentina has one of the most dynamic mobile markets in Latin America, being the third largest in the region after Brazil and Mexico. Mobile penetration broached 147% by early 2014, with the number of subscribers increasing 3-4% annually.

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