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  • Australia - National Broadband Network - NBN Co

    NBN Co was launched in April 2009 NBN Co 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.

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - November 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.

  • Malaysia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

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

  • Australia - Cloud Computing, Data Centres and M2M

    This annual report offers a wealth of information on the all important IT developments in the telecoms sector and is a key resource of insights, statistics, examples and trends. The industry is in transformation driven by cloud computing, which allows for a range of new OTT (over-the-top) services undermining many traditional business models across many different industry sectors.

  • Global Digital Economy - The Rapidly Evolving E-Commerce and M-Commerce Markets

    This annual report is a valuable resource of information on the global development of e-commerce and m-commerce and incorporates key insights, statistics, examples and trends. The report explores some of the larger issues surrounding the rise of Over-The Top (OTT) services and provides BuddeComm’s insights into e-payments, e-banking, entertainment apps, mobile location based services and digital advertising.

  • Sri Lanka - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in Sri Lanka. Subjects covered include: Key Statistics; Market and Industry Overviews; Regulatory Environment; Major Players (fixed and mobile); Infrastructure; Mobile Voice and Data Market; Internet, including VoIP; Broadband.

  • Taiwan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

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

  • Turkey - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

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

  • Hong Kong - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    This report covers the sophisticated Hong Kong telecommunications market, highlighting general trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, internet, broadband, and converging media including VoIP and IPTV developments.

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

    This report provides an overview of Colombia’s telecom market and regulatory environment. It incorporates insights into the mobile market, including key market statistics and analyses as well as profiles of the major mobile operators, as well as an overview of the broadband and pay TV markets, including scenario forecasts.

Major report update

  • Kazakhstan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    In Kazakhstan the boom in uptake of mobile broadband is continuing Although there had been a ‘correction’ in the number of mobile subscribers in Kazakhstan in 2013, the overall picture of the telecom market remains one of positive developments.

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - November 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.

  • Latin America - Fixed-line, Internet and Broadband Statistics (tables only)

    This Latin America - Fixed-line, Internet and Broadband Statistics report provides 469 tables and 118 charts illustrating the fixed-line, internet, broadband and digital economy/media sectors in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), both for individual countries and the region as a whole.

  • Australia - Telco Company Profiles - 2nd Tier

    This report provides an overview of the main 2nd tier telcos in Australia, including key revenue an operational data as well an analysis on company strategies in response to market developments and an intensifying competitive environment.

  • Malaysia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

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

  • Australia - Cloud Computing, Data Centres and M2M

    This annual report offers a wealth of information on the all important IT developments in the telecoms sector and is a key resource of insights, statistics, examples and trends. The industry is in transformation driven by cloud computing, which allows for a range of new OTT (over-the-top) services undermining many traditional business models across many different industry sectors.

  • Global Digital Economy - The Rapidly Evolving E-Commerce and M-Commerce Markets

    This annual report is a valuable resource of information on the global development of e-commerce and m-commerce and incorporates key insights, statistics, examples and trends. The report explores some of the larger issues surrounding the rise of Over-The Top (OTT) services and provides BuddeComm’s insights into e-payments, e-banking, entertainment apps, mobile location based services and digital advertising.

  • Algeria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Forecasts

    This report reviews Algeria’s fixed-line, broadband and mobile markets, providing analysis and key statistics, profiles of the major players, and scenario forecasts. Researcher:- Henry Lanca

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Triple and Quad Play Insights

    The ‘triple play’ concept comprises fixed voice, video and data applications – all delivered over one single access subscription. Many companies also offer ‘quadruple play’, in which mobile voice services are added into the equation.

New chapter or analysis

  • 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.

  • Caribbean Telecom Markets - Netherlands Antilles to US Virgin Islands

    This report provides an overview of the telecom markets in Netherlands Antilles, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands.

  • North Korea - Telecoms Market Overview and Statistics

    3G passes 2 million subscribers but leadership retains tight control over communications The development of the telecoms sector in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is seriously impeded by the country’s parlous economic state and the regime’s general repression of communications.

  • Mongolia - Telecoms, Mobile and Internet

    Mongolia aims high to launch own satellite by 2015 as it drives towards ‘ICT Vision 2021’ Since the Mongolian Government’s telecommunications reform program in the mid-1990s, there has been effective liberalisation of all market segments, partial privatisation of the fixed-line incumbent operator, Mongolia Telecom, and establishment of an independent regulator.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Australia - National Broadband Network - NBN Co 2.0

    When in opposition the Coalition parties initially indicated they would kill the NBN when they came to power. Political reality made them change their position from ‘kill it’ to a ‘cheaper and faster’ solution.

  • Australia - Digital Economy - E-Health - Pilots and Projects

    Progress remains relatively slow and low key, but the sheer number of new e-health initiatives that have been undertaken over the last few years is significant. However, unlike the USA for instance, where e-health is driven by health insurance companies and private health care organisations, the developments in Australia are predominantly led by government initiatives.

  • 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.

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

    Market consolidation sees VIP Operator merge with One The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Macedonia) has been a European Union (EU) candidate country since 2005. As part of the EU pre-accession process, the country has built closer economic ties with the Union: the EU accounts for 60% of Macedonia’s exports and about half of its imports.

Statistical table(s) update or addition

  • Guatemala - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

    Movistar launches LTE services, soon to be followed by Tigo Growth in Guatemala’s telecom sector has been affected by the continuing global economic downturn, which has reduced spending power in both the residential and corporate markets.

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

    ISP I-Link preps for limited LTE launch in 2015 This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Gambia’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: One of the most penetrated mobile markets in the region; The impact of the global economic 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, including 3G; Internet and broadband development and growth; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

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

    Djibouti to secure connection to the GBI cable, increasing international connectivity This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Djibouti’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, new products; Infrastructure development; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Internet and broadband development and growth; Mobile voice and data markets.

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

    Telecom law of 2005 finally introduced, aimed at further liberating the market This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Madagascar’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; Internet and broadband development and growth; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Mobile data services, including 3G.

  • South Africa - Broadband Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    South Africa’s Internet and broadband market has taken off after years of stagnation due to an expensive operating environment created by Telkom SA’s dominance in the fixed-line and international bandwidth market.

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

    Hungary was early to deregulate its telecoms market but interconnection and loop unbundling disputes delayed full and effective competition. Rigorous in promoting competition, the regulator has reduced interconnection and access tariffs to levels average for the EU region.

  • Optus - Company Analysis

    Optus performed well in the market during the period in which Telstra took its eyes off retail competition. It also embarked on a far more sophisticated approach to customer acquisition, and its head start in the iPhone market was one of the best marketing coups in the industry.

  • Telstra – Company Analysis

    Since David Thodey took over the reins at Telstra, Australia’s largest telco, the company has embraced the new direction being taken by the telecoms industry, 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.

  • Australia - Mobile Communications - Operator Analyses and Industry Overview

    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.

  • USA - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    The US mobile subscriber base is approaching 330 million. Although growth has slowed in line with high penetration levels, mobile data use remains strong while data revenues continue to grow steadily year-on-year.

  • Telstra Corporation Limited - Company Overview and Operating Statistics

    Telstra is Australia’s largest telecommunications provider offering a full range of telecom services throughout Australia. The company provides basic access services to most homes and businesses, local and long-distance telephone call services, and mobile and internet services including just 3.

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

    Sotelgui expected to re-launch services having secured $350 million loan This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Guinea’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: One of the fastest growing mobile markets in the region; The impact of the global economic 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; Internet and broadband development and growth; Broadband and mobile data services and pricing trends; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Mobile Average Revenue per User (ARPU).

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

    MNOs call for committee to manage launch of LTE services This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Tunisia’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: One of Africa’s most advanced telecoms and broadband markets; Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; The impact of the global economic crisis and the 'Arab Spring' revolution; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets, including 3G; Average Revenue per User; Internet and broadband development, including 3G mobile and FttP; E-government, e-learning and e-commerce; Internet censorship; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

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

    Mobile technologies deployed to track Ebola cases This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Liberia’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: A telecommunications market almost entirely based on wireless technologies; Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Regulatory environment and structural reform; Market liberalisation; Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, IPOs, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets; Average Revenue per User; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Internet and broadband development and growth.

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

    Mobile market consolidation as Vimpelcom sells its U-Com business to Econet Wireless This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Burundi’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.

  • Bangladesh - Mobile Market Overview, Forecasts, and Broadcasting

    After deregulation of the mobile market and the entry of two new operators (bringing the total number of mobile providers to five) in 2005, Bangladesh witnessed a period of booming growth in mobile subscriber numbers.

  • FOXTEL

    FOXTEL is the largest subscription television provider in Australia, offering over 200 viewing channels. National coverage was secured in 2012 following the company’s acquisition of AUSTAR. Company ownership is equally divided between Telstra and News Corporation, each with a 50% stake.

  • 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.

  • Finland - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Finland retains one of most advanced mobile markets in Europe. The country was the first to deploy 3G over 900MHz spectrum, and more recently it has auctioned spectrum in the 800MHz to extend the availability of LTE services nationally.

  • Finland - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Finland’s high broadband penetration has been the result of astute regulatory measures which have encouraged market competition, as well as a population keen to adopt internet services and their delivery through fixed-line and mobile technologies.

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

    Finland’s market for digital media and TV is among the most advanced in Europe. The country was one of the first to switch from analogue to digital transmission, while digital terrestrial TV has been operating since mid-2001.

  • Finland - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    Finland’s telecom market is among the more progressive in Europe, with considerable emphasis by both the regulator and operators to test-bed technologies, particularly in the mobile sector, and provide additional spectrum for telecom services.

  • 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.

  • Austria - Broadband Market Insights, Analysis and Forecasts

    The Austrian fixed-line broadband market is dominated by the DSL sector, which rapidly overtook cable as the preferred access method. UPC Austria is the leading cable operator, while Telekom Austria retains a leading share of the DSL market.

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

    Currency devaluation causing continuing difficulties for telcos This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Malawi’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; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets; Internet and broadband development and growth; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); Mobile data services, including 3G; Average Revenue per User (ARPU).

  • Malaysia - Broadband Market and Forecasts

    Malaysia continues to heavily promote itself as an Information Technology hub in the Asia region. Whilst there had been a good response at a corporate level, for some time the wider community was not really embracing technology.

  • Optus - Company Overview and Operating Statistics

    Optus provides a range of communications services that include mobile, national and long-distance services, local and international telephony, business network services, internet and satellite services, subscription TV and digital media services.

  • Kenya - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Strong growth in the number of mobile subscribers has translated into sustained revenue in the sector. Network operators have consistently invested about a quarter of revenue into network upgrades in recent years.

  • Greece - Mobile Market Insights and Statistics

    Greece has a well-developed mobile market characterised by high SIM card penetration. The market is dominated by the three mobile network operators Wind Hellas, Vodafone Greece and Cosmote. Tariffs have fallen in recent years as a result of competition and regulatory mandated reductions in MTRs.

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