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  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - April 2014

    Published since 1983, Australia’s first telecommunications and new media newslettercovers 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 - E-Commerce, Marketing and Advertising

    This annual publication offers a wealth of information on the trends and developments taking place in the m-commerce and c-commerce sectors. The publication provides analyses of the issues surrounding the growth of e-commerce, including e-banking, e-payments and online advertising.

  • Japan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    Japan is a country leading in technology use. The report covers trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media including VoIP and IPTV developments.

  • Australia - Broadband, Digital Media and Digital Economy Statistics (tables only)

    This tables-only report provides over 163 statistical tables and 37 charts for internet, broadband and all aspects of the digital economy in Australia. Full details, commentaries and analyses are given elsewhere in the annual reports listed at the end of the Contents section.

  • 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.

  • Global Mobile Broadband - Insights and Statistics for a Game Changing Industry

    This annual report offers a wealth of information on the global mobile broadband sector and is a valuable resource of insights, examples and trends. It provides important insights into trends such as LTE deployment, WiFi growth, VoLTE and Mobile VoIP and mobile broadband apps.

  • Australia - Connected Homes

    The connected home covers many areas, from data, video and audio delivery, through to smart appliances, security and home automation. While the technologies in these domains have both existed and evolved for many years, implementing connected home solutions has traditionally been costly and complex.

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

    This report profiles Brazil’s mobile operators and the mobile sector, including updated statistics and market analyses. It reviews the fixed-line telecom market, infrastructure and regulatory environment, as well as the pay TV, internet and broadband sectors, providing scenario forecasts to 2020.

  • Asia - Fixed Telecommunications Infrastructure

    The Asian market has been continuing its long run of overall strong growth and to support this there has obviously been a correspondingly strong development of infrastructure. This report looks at the fixed telecoms infrastructure in a broad selection of markets – both developed and developing – right across the region.

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Need for New Finance and Investment Models for Broadband

    The key reason why there is widespread government involvement in the development of national broadband networks is that they all agree that the real benefits of broadband are economic and social. But so far these have been hard to quantify.

Major report update

  • Digital Media - Online Video Streaming, iVoD and Mobile TV Insights

    Online video streaming and is one of the fastest growing digital formats and marketers are certainly recognising it’s potential. Online video streaming/web TV over the Internet is being used by many different industries for advertising, marketing, demonstration, entertainment and communication purposes.

  • Cameroon - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    3G launch delayed while first LTE network rolls out This annual report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Cameroon’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; The growth potential of the country’s mobile market; Government policies affecting the telecoms industry; Market liberalisation and regulatory issues; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Infrastructure development; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - April 2014

    Published since 1983, Australia’s first telecommunications and new media newslettercovers 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 - E-Commerce, Marketing and Advertising

    This annual publication offers a wealth of information on the trends and developments taking place in the m-commerce and c-commerce sectors. The publication provides analyses of the issues surrounding the growth of e-commerce, including e-banking, e-payments and online advertising.

  • Japan - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    Japan is a country leading in technology use. The report covers trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media including VoIP and IPTV developments.

  • Australia - Broadband, Digital Media and Digital Economy Statistics (tables only)

    This tables-only report provides over 163 statistical tables and 37 charts for internet, broadband and all aspects of the digital economy in Australia. Full details, commentaries and analyses are given elsewhere in the annual reports listed at the end of the Contents section.

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Impact of the Digital Economy and the Media Industry

    The traditional media industry has been under turmoil since the rise of digital media platforms which impacted significantly upon many aspects of the media industry of old. These changes led to much unrest in the media sector.

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - The Cloud Computing Revolution

    Cloud computing deployment and development is gaining momentum around the world as the true potential of this technology reveals itself. It has become one of the fastest growing areas for the IT sector and cloud computing solutions are being adopted by enterprises; government and consumers alike.

  • Australia - Radio - Overview and Statistics

    Radio continues to play a large part in the daily listening activities of many Australians and the increase in availability of listening ranges from the radio over the air, streaming on the internet or through digital radios in vehicles.

  • Nigeria - Mobile Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

    Nigeria is Africa’s largest mobile market with more than 125 million subscribers and a market penetration of around 75% in early 2014. The rapid growth has led to problems with network congestion and quality of service, prompting the regulatory authority NCC to impose fines and sanctions.

  • Nigeria - Broadband and Internet Market, Digital Economy

    Significant consolidation has occurred in Nigeria’s Internet and broadband sector, from over 400 ISPs three years ago to around 100 in early 2014. New powerful players from the fixed-wireless and mobile network operator camps have entered the market with 3G mobile and advanced wireless broadband services such as WiMAX.

  • Nigeria - Fixed-Line Market and Fibre Infrastructure - Overview and Statistics

    Nigeria is the most competitive fixed-line market in Africa, featuring a second national operator (SNO, Globacom) and over 80 other companies licensed to provide fixed-telephony services. The alternative carriers combined now provide around 85% of all fixed connections while the ailing incumbent, Nitel, is in liquidation after a decade of failed privatisation attempts.

  • Nigeria - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    Nigeria is one of the biggest and fastest growing telecom markets in Africa, attracting huge amounts of foreign investment. Far reaching liberalisation has led to hundreds of companies providing virtually all kinds of telecom and value-added services in an independently regulated market.

  • Afghanistan - Telecoms, Mobile, Internet and Forecasts

    Afghanistan operators rolling out 3G networks potentially delivering big boost for internet access In what has certainly been a challenging task, Afghanistan has built some positive momentum in its effort to put national telecom infrastructure in place and to offer effective telecom service throughout the country.

News of important industry event

  • Burkina Faso - Telecoms Mobile and Broadband - Market Insights and Statistics

    Auction to licence a fourth mobile player scrapped This annual report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Burkina Faso’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; The impact of the global economic crisis; Regulatory environment and structural reform; 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; Internet and broadband development and pricing; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

  • Austria - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Austria’s mobile market has undergone considerable changes in recent quarters. 3 Austria has acquired the network and assets of Orange, so consolidating the market to three network operators, while number of MVNOs and resellers is growing steadily.

  • Guatemala - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    Movistar preps for mid-2014 LTE launch in Guatemala 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.

  • Australia - Radio - Digital Radio

    Digital radio still only permanently operates in the five mainland state capitals of Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney with continual yearly extension of trials seeing operations in Canberra and Darwin until end-August 2014.

New chapter or analysis

  • New Zealand - Broadband - Statistics, Overview and Providers

    New Zealand has enjoyed one of the highest yearly increases in fixed broadband penetration in recent years. The overall number of broadband subscribers grew by just under 10% in 2013, maintaining the momentum seen since 2010.

  • Sierra Leone - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    ACE cable landing provides connectivity to boost broadband services This annual 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).

  • Senegal - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    Telecom sector now accounting for almost 11% of GDP This annual 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.

  • Swaziland - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    Second mobile licence to be offered under new regulator This annual report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Swaziland’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; Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences; Major players (fixed, mobile and broadband); Infrastructure development; Mobile voice and data markets; Average Revenue per User (ARPU); Internet and broadband development, including 3G mobile; Mobile money services; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

  • Tanzania - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    Mobile broadband gains traction with operator investment This annual report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Tanzania’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, including 3G; Internet development and pricing; Broadband, including 3G mobile; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile).

  • 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%.

  • Global - Infrastructure - The Broadband Commission for Digital Development

    The Broadband Commission joined together for its 9th meeting in Dublin in March 2014 and a key outcome was the statements that:”Broadband can solve the global development gap.” The role of The Broadband Commission for Digital Development is to define practical ways in which countries — at all stages of development — can provide access to broadband networks for their citizens, in cooperation with the private sector.

  • 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 - The Roll out

    Unfortunately, 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.

  • Zambia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

    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).

  • Belize - Telecoms IP Networks Digital Media and Forecasts

    BLT revenue continues to slide for FY 2013 Belize is one the smaller countries in the region, with fewer than 350,000 inhabitants. It is the only English-speaking nation in Central America, having closer affinities with the Caribbean region than with its immediate neighbours.

  • Austria - Broadband Market Insights, Analysis and Forecasts

    The Austrian 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.

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

    Austria’s market for converged media benefits from excellent upgraded broadband networks and a strong TV market served by mature cable and satellite sectors as well as a fast developing DTTV infrastructure.

  • Austria - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    Austria’s telecom market is dominated by the incumbent Telekom Austria and the cableco UPC, though there has been greater competitive pressure in the fixed-line and mobile sectors in recent years. The regulator has also encouraged local loop unbundling to improve competition in the broadband market, and has introduced ‘virtual’ unbundling in the fibre sector.

  • 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.

  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - M2M, IoT and Big Data - Key Global Trends

    In 2014 several organisations are now including M2M-based smarts in many of their consumer products: smart TVs, smart cars, smart fridges, smart homes appliances, home energy management systems, security products and so on.

  • 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.

  • 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 - The Telecoms market in 2014

    The telecommunications business is a double-edged sword. On the one hand it is an enormous growth industry because of its function as a key facilitator in the transformation of societies and economies towards a future that is driven more and more by ICT developments.

  • 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 - 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 - Digital Economy - Advertising, Statistics and Revenues

    An increase in advertising spending on the mobile sector in 2013 has followed greater smartphone penetration among users, with smartphones and tablets becoming the primary device for many consumers. Advertising spending in the online advertising market increased again in 2013 and is set to grow steadily in coming years as businesses and consumers interact in this marketplace.

  • 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 - Broadband - HFC Cable Networks

    In recent years Telstra and Optus have upgraded their cable networks with DOCSIS3.0 technology, providing data at up to 100Mb/s. This investment has enabled the providers to meet consumer demand for faster broadband services.

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