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

    This report provides an overview of Venezuela’s telecom market and regulatory environment, accompanied by statistical data and analyses. It reviews the country’s broadband and pay TV markets, providing broadband scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.

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

    This report provides an overview of Bulgaria’s fixed-line telecom market, including information on regulatory developments, the major operators and fixed-line networks, and a variety of statistics and data.

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - December 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.

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

    This report provides an overview of Lithuania’s fixed-line communications sector, including a variety of statistics from the regulator and the main players, as well as an overview of regulatory developments, and telecommunications network infrastructure.

  • Bangladesh - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in Bangladesh. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Scenario forecasts (fixed, mobile, internet subscribers) Market and industry overviews; Major players (fixed and mobile); Infrastructure development – national and international; Digital media; Mobile voice and data market; Internet, including VoIP services; Broadband services; Regulatory environment and developments.

  • Pakistan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications market in Pakistan. Subjects covered include: Key Statistics; Market and Industry Overviews; Regulatory Environment and Development; Major Telecom Players (fixed and mobile); Infrastructure; Mobile Voice and Data Market; Internet, including VoIP; Broadband (fixed, wireless, mobile); Broadcasting and Digital Media; Scenario Forecasts (fixed-line, mobile and internet subscribers).

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

    This report introduces the key aspects of the Spanish telecom market, providing statistics on the fixed-network services sector, and profiling the main players and their strategies to meet an increasingly competitive environment.

  • Australia - Telecoms Industry - Statistics and Forecasts

    This report provides data and analyses on Australia’s telecom sector, including a wealth of statistics relating to various market segments. The report assesses overall market dynamics, the key financial and operating performance of the principal players, and developments in the mobile, fixed-line and broadband sectors.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - IPTV versus IPTV RF

    The further we move into discussions about the implementation of the NBN, the more issues crop up that need to be discussed in this context. One topic that received a great deal of attention is the need (or not) for an RF video layer to be deployed over the fibre network.

  • Global Digital Media - Smart TV, Digital TV and IPTV Trends

    BuddeComm’s new report, Global Digital Media - Smart TV, Digital TV and IPTV Trends provides important insights into the vibrant global TV market, which is undergoing significant transformation. This report includes key trends, statistics, case studies and analyses on the key sectors, which comprise the TV market including Digital, Pay TV, Online video streaming, Mobile TV and IPTV.

Major report update

  • Global Digital Economy - The Crucial Role of E-Health, E-Government and E-Education

    This annual report is a valuable resource of information on the global e-health, e-education and e-government sectors. The report explores the transformation which e-health, e-government and e-education are all undergoing as a result of developments in ICT and smart communities.

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

    This report provides an overview of Venezuela’s telecom market and regulatory environment, accompanied by statistical data and analyses. It reviews the country’s broadband and pay TV markets, providing broadband scenario forecasts for the years 2015 and 2020.

  • Singapore - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in telecommunications and digital media markets in Singapore. Subjects covered include: Key Statistics Markets, Industry

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

    This report provides an overview of Bulgaria’s fixed-line telecom market, including information on regulatory developments, the major operators and fixed-line networks, and a variety of statistics and data.

  • Singapore - Mobile Communications - Market Overview

    The mobile market in Singapore is characterised by its energy and innovation. Even as growth rates slowed, there has been considerable effort still going into value-added products and services, and most importantly into new generation technologies.

  • Singapore - Major Telecom Operators

    More than 600 telecommunications licences have been awarded by Singapore’s telecom regulator, the Infocomm Development Authority; around 5% of these come under the facilities-based operator category. The boom in licensing over the last decade has been the result of a hugely liberalised market and government policy that has strongly supported a progressive regulatory regime.

  • Singapore - Key Statistics, Telecommunications Market, Regulatory and Infrastructure Overview

    Singapore continues to maintain a strong positive outlook in the country’s telecommunications sector. The island state has built a competitive telecoms market over the past three decades, aided by its geographical disposition and its excellent infrastructure.

  • Singapore - Broadband Market and Broadcasting Services

    Already boasting an elaborate internet network, with around 100% of internet households having broadband access, Singapore has certainly not allowed itself to become complacent. The island state remains keen to build on its excellent technology base.

  • Global Digital Media - E-Education, E-Learning and E-Government Trends and Statistics

    The use of IT and telecommunications technology within educational environments is set to increase dramatically between now and 2015 as high-speed fibre-based broadband becomes more widely available. Simultaneously, the capability of internet services devoted to distance education is set to increase enormously over the next decade as well.

New chapter or analysis

  • Australia - Digital Media - Music Industry

    Music has been one of the early key drivers behind the developments in digital media and with faster speeds both mobile broadband based and fixed broadband from the National Broadband Network (NBN), video streaming has overtaking music downloading.

  • Australia - 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.

  • Australia - Smart Grid - Smart Meters

    While developments in automatic meter reading and DSM have been taking place over many decades the current smart meter developments in Australia started in Victoria in 2004. Led by initiatives of the State Government of Victoria the electricity utilities started to discuss the modernising of the meter network.

  • Australia - Smart Energy - Trends and Analyses - 2014

    With a better understanding of the complexity involved in the transformation of the electricity industry the words ‘smart or future energy’ are becoming more prominent. BuddeComm believes that the term ‘smart grids’ is too narrow and that eventually ‘smart energy’ will become the accepted terminology – especially once the communications developments in national mobile and fixed broadband networks start to converge with smart grid developments.

  • Uganda - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    The introduction of mobile telephony has revolutionised Uganda’s telecommunications industry, but with seven networks the market is overcrowded, which has led to a price war and consolidation among the operators.

  • Australia - Broadband - HFC Cable Networks

    In recent years Telstra and Optus have upgraded their cable networks with DOCSIS 3.0 technology, providing data at up to 100Mb/s. This investment has enabled the providers to meet consumer demand for faster broadband services.

  • Australia - Broadband - DSL Market, Overview, Statistics and Providers

    The DSL sector continues to show resilience in the marketplace, bolstered during the last year by an emphasis among operators to adopt new technologies which can deliver greater data capacity on legacy copper infrastructure.

  • Australia - Fixed Broadband - Market Insights and Statistical Overview

    This report presents an overview of key statistics and trends in the Australian broadband market in early 2014, segmented by geographical area and access technologies. The report provides market share for the key providers as well as access revenue statistics.

  • Australia - Broadband - Business Market Statistics

    Although the business market in Australia was quick to embrace broadband, a significant proportion of smaller operators have yet to establish an online presence, and by early 2014 only 38% had a business website.

  • Australia - Broadband - Residential Market Statistics

    This report provides insights into a range of topics covering the usage of internet and broadband services in the residential sector, including overall statistics of residential telecoms market. It also includes BuddeComm estimates of the market as well as data from a number of market surveys covering consumer usage and behavioural patterns, in addition to internet and broadband usage statistics.

  • Australia - Smart Transport

    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 - 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.

  • Morocco - Mobile Market - Insights and Statistics

    Morocco’s mobile market approaches 130% penetration, among the highest rates in the region. All three mobile network operators also provide fixed-line or fixed-wireless services, and the boundaries between fixed and mobile are disappearing as technologies and services converge.

  • Australia - Broadband - FttH Greenfield Market

    The deployment of fibre-to-the-home in greenfield estates is a dramatically-growing industry; but while the design of a fibre solution can be seen as a rather simple task, having it designed correctly and then operated effectively with long-term success is quite a different matter.

  • Venezuela - Telecom Market Trends, Key Statistics and Regulatory Overview

    With economic slowdown, high inflation and falling prices for the country’s key export commodity, the general outlook for 2015 is not promising. Nevertheless, the country’s telecom market is expected to grow steadily, led by 3G and LTE services as well as by satellite-based pay TV services and the nascent IPTV sector.

  • Venezuela - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

    Venezuela’s fixed broadband penetration and speed are lower than the regional average and less than would be expected based on GDP per capita, which in Venezuela is higher than in Latin America as a whole.

  • Venezuela - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Mobile penetration in Venezuela is below average for South America. The mobile market is recovering from the downturn suffered during Venezuela’s recent economic recession, but estimated growth is low compared with previous years.

  • Venezuela - Fixed-Line Market and Infrastructure - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Venezuela’s fixed-line teledensity remains one of the highest in Latin America, though growth in the number of lines has fallen sharply in recent years, being only 0.4% in the first half of 2014. In the local telephony market, four companies compete with state-owned incumbent CANTV: NetUno, Inter, Movistar, and Digitel.

  • Australia - Mobile Broadband - LTE

    The number of subscribers to the three LTE networks operated by Optus, Telstra and Vodafone has grown rapidly over the last two years. Technological developments have also progressed, with Telstra proving its market lead, showcasing 450Mb/s capabilities for LTE in May 2014 by combining three channels.

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

    A number of significant developments have occurred in the market in recent years. Spark 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cuba - Telecoms Mobile and Broadband - Analyses and Statistics

    New submarine cable the key to international internet connectivity BuddeComm’s Cuba - Telecoms, Mobile, and Broadband report profiles the fixed-line, mobile and internet markets in the Caribbean’s largest country.

  • United Kingdom - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    The UK has one of the largest mobile markets in Europe, both in revenue and in the number of subscribers. It is served by four major providers – following the significant merger of Orange and T-Mobile – which have all launched 3G services, as well as by a growing number of low-cost MVNOs.

  • 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.

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

    LTE launches in 2015 to stimulate 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.

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

    Mobile and fixed-line broadband offset flagging fixed-telephony revenue The Moldovan telecoms market has shown some remarkable growth in recent years. This has been supported by economic growth which reached 7.

  • Australia - Smart Energy and Smart Grids - Market Overview

    For numerous reasons the electricity industry is one of the last industries to undergo a major transformation in order to enter the digital economy. An emphasis on keeping electricity prices as low as possible led to severe under-investment in the grid to cope with issues such as energy efficiency, the integration of renewable energy sources and consumer tools aimed at managing home energy use more efficiently.

Statistical table(s) update or addition

  • 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 - Digital Media - Newspaper Publishing

    The newspaper publishers are among those hardest hit by the massive changes that are taking place as a consequence of rapidly changing digital technologies. As BuddeComm has discussed in various analyses over the past few years, the publishers were slow to come to an understanding of the impact of the internet, and for a long time they have taken the wrong approach.

  • Australia - Digital Economy - Book Industry - E-books

    In essence the book industry has a golden future. More books are read than ever before and new (international) book markets open up every year. Writers have existed – and have been in demand – for 5,000 years and they are not going to die out any time soon.

  • 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 - 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.

  • Australia - Mobile Broadband - Major Operators

    Mobile broadband has taken off in recent years as subscribers respond to the operators expanding their 3G and 4G services. Dedicated fixed-wireless operators such as BigAir, Unwired and vividwireless continue to provide services to niche markets in major city areas.

  • Brazil - Broadcasting Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

    Brazil’s pay TV market has experienced sustained growth since 1996, without being affected by the general economic slow-down of 2008/09. Though the country has the largest pay TV subscriber base in Latin America, pay TV penetration lags behind other major countries such as Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Mexico, and Colombia.

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

    Uganda was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to gain full internet connectivity. Being landlocked, the country depended entirely on satellites for its international connectivity until 2009 when several international submarine fibre optic cables landed on the African east coast.

  • 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.

  • Australia - Digital Media - IPTV - Major Players

    The telcos were the first cabs off the rank once they began to understand what they could do with the internet. However, they then became entangled in their vertically-integrated business models, trying to be all things to all people.

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