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  • 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.

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

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

  • Israel - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    This report reviews Israel’s fixed-line, broadband and mobile sectors, providing market insights and key statistics together with profiles of the major players. Subjects include: Market and industry analyses, trends and developments; Facts, figures, and statistics; Industry and regulatory issues; Telecom infrastructure; International satellites and submarine fibre optic cables; Major players, revenues, subscribers, mobile ARPU Fixed broadband (ADSL, cable modem, FTTx); Internet, VoIP, IPTV; Pay TV market, convergence, and digital media; Mobile voice and data markets; Next generation mobile (3G UMTS and 4G LTE).

  • Australia - Telecoms - International prepaid mobile market

    Driven by the rapid global growth of mobile, especially in developing countries, and the capped prices in developed mobile markets, the traditional fixed line-based international calling is all but done.

  • Australia - Telco Company Profiles - Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and NBN Co

    This report provides overviews, analyses and statistics on the key Australian telcos Telstra, Optus Vodafone Australia and NBN Co. The 2nd Tier Telcos are covered in a separate report -Australia - Tel

  • Vietnam - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

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

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

    This report introduces the key aspects of the Finnish telecom market, providing comprehensive data on the fixed network services sector, together with an overview of key regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection.

  • 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.

Major report update

  • Bangladesh - Key Statistics, Telecom Market Overview and Forecasts

    Bangladesh is one of the poorest, most densely populated, least developed countries in the world. Apart from its lowly economic status, major impediments to growth have included frequent cyclones and floods and the slow implementation of much-needed economic reforms.

  • Asia Mobile Operators

    The report has gathered together a selection of information about each of these many operators. The range of information presented in the text, and where appropriate in tables, includes: brief history of the company; corporate and business structure; subscriber growth; some information on financial performance; market position.

  • Pakistan - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Infrastructure, Regulatory Overview, and Forecasts

    Pakistan’s telecom market had been struggling for a long time with the transition from a regulated state-owned monopoly to a deregulated competitive structure. The government set out plans to increase fixed-line teledensity from 2.

  • 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.

  • Nepal - Telecoms, Mobile, Internet and Forecasts

    Nepal’s telecom sector sees growth pick up, with mobile internet access increasing rapidly Efforts to expand the telecom sector in Nepal have met with many challenges. Nepal’s mountainous topography has made it extremely difficult to develop its telecommunications infrastructure.

  • Kyrgyzstan - Telecoms, Mobile, Internet and Forecasts

    Kyrgyzstan appears to take a step backwards with decision not to fully privatise Kyrgyztelecom The telecommunications sector in Kyrgyzstan has been generally characterised by an open market that welcomes both foreign and domestic investors.

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

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

  • Israel - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    This report reviews Israel’s fixed-line, broadband and mobile sectors, providing market insights and key statistics together with profiles of the major players. Subjects include: Market and industry analyses, trends and developments; Facts, figures, and statistics; Industry and regulatory issues; Telecom infrastructure; International satellites and submarine fibre optic cables; Major players, revenues, subscribers, mobile ARPU Fixed broadband (ADSL, cable modem, FTTx); Internet, VoIP, IPTV; Pay TV market, convergence, and digital media; Mobile voice and data markets; Next generation mobile (3G UMTS and 4G LTE).

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

    While continuing to develop steadily, attracting investment as operators migrate from their legacy copper infrastructure to fibre, the European broadband market is also being transformed by emerging technologies.

  • Bulgaria - Mobile Market Insights, Overview and Statistics

    Bulgaria has a strong mobile market, with effective competition provided by Telekom Austria’s M-Tel, Telenor’s local unit, and the incumbent Vivacom. Mobile penetration is relatively high, the result of a significant trend for fixed-mobile substitution in recent years.

  • Bulgaria - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    Bulgaria’s telecoms market in recent years has been affected by the poor macroeconomic climate as well as consumer trends which have led to the continuing decline in fixed-line voice services and placed stress on messaging services.

  • Bulgaria - Digital Economy and Broadband Markets - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Bulgaria’s broadband market enjoys excellent cross-platform competition, including DSL, cable, FttX, WiMAX and LAN-based services. The country has undertaken steps to develop an internet society encompassing commerce, health and government services.

  • 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.

  • Lithuania - Digital Media and Broadband Market Insights Statistics and Forecasts

    Lithuania has one of the more advanced broadband markets in Europe, with a strong focus on fibre networks and effective regulatory measures to ensure competitor access to the incumbent operator TEO’s networks.

  • Lithuania - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    Lithuania’s small telecoms market is among the more developed in Eastern Europe. A number of alternative operators offer services although the incumbent TEO is still the dominant operator in the fixed-line and broadband sectors.

  • Lithuania - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Lithuania’s mature mobile market is served by Omnitel, Bité and Tele2, as well as a number of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs). SIM card penetration is high for the region, and while the prepaid sector accounts for the majority of subscribers the proportion postpaid services is increasing.

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

    Telecom revenue remains stable thanks to strong broadband sector Luxembourg has one of the smallest telecom markets in Europe, greatly supported by an influx of workers and migrants from larger neighbouring countries.

  • Peru - Mobile Market - Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Although Peru’s mobile penetration is below the regional average, it measures up favourably with the country’s GDP per capita, which is comparatively lower. Nevertheless, the country’s penetration data hides the fact that about one quarter of the population has no mobile phone at all, while many Peruvians – especially urban dwellers – have multiple mobile subscriptions.

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

    Number of fixed-lines continues to fall as consumers switch to mobile solutions Albania’s telecom market continues to have room for further development. Penetration in the fixed-line and broadband sectors remains very low by European standards, and there are opportunities for further investment in networks upgrades to help propel the country’s economic growth through digital offerings and IP-based technologies and services.

  • 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 Telefónica, operating under the Movistar brand, has launched a range of services offering fast data rates, while cablecos commonly provide 100Mb/s.

  • Spain - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Spain has one of the largest mobile markets in Europe, with effective competition from four MNOs and a growing number of resellers. This competition, together with regulated roaming and MTRs, has driven down the cost of mobile calls in recent years though the number of subscribers has fallen since 2011 as customers cancel mobile lines due to the continuing economic crisis.

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

    Spain’s market for bundled services has grown alongside considerable investment in faster IP networks, largely based on ADSL2+ but including VDSL and an increasing number of fibre launches in the major cities.

  • Spain - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    The value of Spain’s telecom market has contracted since the high of 2007. It is likely to fall during the next two years at least as consumers adjust to high unemployment, negative GDP growth and a tightening of domestic budgets.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 - Competition is hotting up in the Video Entertainment market

    Competition in the Video Entertainment market has reached fever pitch. Driven by the popularity of OTT services like Netflix and Hulu in overseas markets all players in the Australian entertainment market are now on full alert.

  • 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 - Digital Economy - Business Market - Trends and Statistics

    The digital economy affects everybody, including existing players such as telcos, banks, media wholesalers, services and retail. All businesses will eventually need to adapt to the new environment as new players enter these markets from different angles.

  • 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.

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

    Joint venture with Korea Telecom launches LTE network This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Rwanda’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: One of the fastest growing mobile markets in Africa; 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); Average revenue per user (ARPU).

  • Uruguay - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media - Insights and Statistics

    BuddeComm’s report Uruguay - Telecoms IP Networks and Digital Media - Insights and Statistics provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the country’s telecommunications market, including the regulator’s market data for 2013, telcos’ financial and operating data, developments in the pay TV sector, and market developments to mid-2014.

  • Australia - Cloud Computing and Big Data

    Already more than a decade ago BuddeComm started talking about the great potential of Application Service Providers (ASPs) but, together with the data centres, they were dunked in the dotcom crisis. Even then we indicated that the concept was sound and that it had great potential.

  • Caribbean - Telecoms Market Insights and Statistics

    The telecoms markets in most Caribbean countries have been progressively liberalised, with operators in these markets able to offer a full range of telecom services. Telecom services remain one of the Caribbean’s major growth industries, particularly in the mobile telephony and data sectors.

  • Australia - WiFi Hotspot Market

    WiFi has established itself as the quiet achiever – while all the attention has been focused on developments in the mobile market WiFi is delivering broadband access to millions of people – free! Overseas visitors are among the largest users as they can bypass the extremely high mobile operators’ roaming charges.

  • 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.

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

    Germany’s market for digital TV and bundled services has grown strongly on the back of excellent DSL and cable infrastructure. The capacity for consumers to make use of VoD and IPTV services will increase considerably during the next three years as cabled 120Mb/s networks increase their footprint and Telekom Deutschland’s FttH network expands to reach four million homes, complementing its existing VDSL infrastructure.

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

    Hungary’s competitive digital TV market is continuing to evolve with new bundled service offerings and the ongoing transition to digital broadcasting. Digital TV is available via terrestrial TV, cable TV networks, satellite and IPTV platforms.

  • Hungary - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

    Hungary enjoys high internet usage levels, with broadband representing the majority of internet connections. Competition is both infrastructure and regulatory-based, with the latter made viable due to the regulator’s actions to promote competition.

  • Hungary - Mobile Market Insights and Statistics

    Hungary’s dynamic mobile market is served by three mobile network operators and a growing number of MVNOs. Mobile penetration is relatively high, and though there are fewer opportunities for revenue growth through new subscriber additions the MNOs have upgraded networks to capitalise on strong consumer demand for mobile data services.

  • 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. The regulator has been effective in promoting competition in line with aligning interconnection and access tariffs to the EU average.

  • Nigeria - Mobile Market - Insights, 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.

  • Australia - Analyses Telecoms Market - late 2014

    The Australian telecoms market currently operates in a two-tiered fashion. By far the greatest attention of politicians and the media is focused on the national broadband market. Despite election promises, progress has been – as predicted by BuddeComm – slow.

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

    Windhoek IXP reduces reliance on international infrastructure for connections This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Namibia’s telecommunications market. Subjects covered include: Key statistics; Market and industry overviews; Market estimates to end-2014; The impact of the global economic crisis; 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; Convergence (voice/data, fixed/wireless/mobile); 3G and 4G (LTE) mobile broadband services and pricing; Average revenue per user (ARPU).

  • Australia - Telecoms Industry - Wholesale Market

    The $4 billion Australian telecommunications wholesale market has been largely concentrated on broadband services available through unbundled local loops (ULL) and naked DSL and line-sharing facilities in particular have created significant new competition in the market since 2008.

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