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  • United Kingdom - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

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

  • Australia - How to become a Smart City

    Councils will have to take a leadership role in developing smart cities in order to keep pace with the technological developments that their citizens are embracing and the expectations they have in relation to the economic, social and lifestyle aspects of their city.

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - May 2015

    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.

  • Estonia - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

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

  • 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.

  • Global Mobile Broadband - a Trailblazing Market - Insights and Statistics

    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.

  • Global Mobile Communications - Market Insights, Statistics and Regional Trends

    This report provides important insights into the worldwide mobile communications industry and includes trends, analyses, statistics and unique regional insights for North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - April 2015

    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 - Digital Economy - Teleworking

    In 2012 the government committed to having 12% of public servants regularly working from home by 2020. Deloitte telework research (2012) has found telework will add an extra $3.2 billion a year to GDP, which is the equivalent of an extra 25,000 full-time jobs, by 2020-21.

Major report update

  • Japan - Mobile Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts

    Moving into 2016 there were approximately 160 million mobile subscribers in Japan with the majority expected to be accessing services through LTE networks. The overall Japanese mobile market remains in a dynamic period of activity.

  • Bahrain - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    ICT infrastructure improves for “highly connected” Bahrain Bahrain has often been recognised as being a “highly connected” country with both very high internet penetration and mobile penetration rates.

  • United Kingdom - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

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

  • Telecoms & Broadband Business Newsletter - May 2015

    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.

  • Estonia - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

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

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

    Vanuatu’s telecom sector after Cyclone Pam Vanuatu’s telecom market is small but has considerable growth potential, particularly in the internet market, which is underdeveloped. As in other Pacific Island nations, one of the biggest challenges in Vanuatu is its remoteness and the dispersion of its population across numerous islands.

  • 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.

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

    International connectivity crucial for Samoa’s future Two companies compete in Samoa’s mobile market: BlueSky Samoa and Digicel Samoa. This has resulted in a dynamic, competitive mobile sector, with one of the highest rates of mobile phone coverage in the Pacific region.

New chapter or analysis

  • Australia - Data Centres

    BuddeComm has been supportive of the data centre market since the 1990s. However, it took nearly 20 years for the industry to reach its current position. The arrival of high-speed broadband networks allowed for a large range of new services and applications, especially aimed at small and medium organisations.

  • 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 - 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.

  • Saudi Arabia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    Saudi Arabia is seeing a shift from ADSL to FTTH Saudi Arabia’s ICT market is the biggest in the Middle East in terms of capital value and volume of spending. The future is promising, with both government and businesses keen on keeping up to date with the latest telecom developments.

  • Qatar - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

    Qatar’s telecoms industry offers a number of opportunities Given Qatar’s healthy telecommunications industry and corresponding infrastructure; developing the digital economy and broadband services are seen as a key potential growth area for the future.

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

    Orange and Ecobank kick-start m-banking services Home to one of the world’s most isolated cities, the fabled Timbuktu, and with a generally challenging geography for the provision of telecommunication services, Mali has market penetration rates below African averages in all market sectors except mobile where it is now racing towards the 100% mark.

  • Australia - Digital Economy - Privacy and Security and Copyright issues

    With the internet having become critical national and international infrastructure a whole range of privacy and issues have come to the fore in relation to the digital economy and the digital society. Some of these issues are in relation to national and international security and tens of billions are spent by governments using the internet as a surveillance tool.

  • Australia - Smart Energy - Trends and Analyses - 2015

    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.

  • 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 - 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%.

  • Estonia - Digital Economy and Broadband Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

    Estonia has the highest broadband penetration rate of all the Eastern European countries. Broadband is available via a range of fixed-line and wireless technologies, with ADSL2+, FttP, cable, WiFi, WiMAX and HSPA/LTE options widely available.

  • Jamaica - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media

    Cable & Wireless acquires Columbus International, extends Flow brand beyond Jamaica The relative size and rapid expansion of the Jamaican mobile sector continues to underpin growth in the telecommunications industry.

  • United Kingdom - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

    The UK’s telecom market, one of the largest in Europe, is characterised by fierce competition in the mobile and broadband sectors, and by an innovative broadcast sector which has pioneered business models for distributing digital content.

  • United Kingdom - Wireless Broadband Market - Insights and Statistics

    Fixed-wireless broadband has seen moderate growth in the UK in recent years. Many WiFi and WiMAX deployments have been instigated by municipalities, while the major wireless operators have expanded their networks and concentrated on sharing hotspots.

  • United Kingdom - Fixed Network Broadband Market- Insights, Statistics and Analysis

    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.

  • United Kingdom - Digital TV Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

    The UK remains at the forefront of media convergence in Europe. The country’s comprehensive DSL and extensive cable network are being continually upgraded to provide an improved delivery platform for converged and bundled offerings, while additional investment in FttP and FttC is providing a network capability to ensure customers’ ability to use future high-end services.

  • United Kingdom - Mobile Market – Insights, Statistics and Analysis

    The UK has one of the largest mobile markets in Europe, both in terms of revenue and in the number of subscribers. It is served by major providers with a significant international presence. Recent merger activity has seen dramatic consolidation in the market and has had knock-on effects for network infrastructure deals struck between them in recent years.

  • United Kingdom - Mobile Data Market - 3G, 4G and 5G Services and Networks

    The UK’s mobile data market, based on extensive 3G and 4G networks, is one of the largest in Europe. Competition among network operators has induced them to provide similar pricing and usage models. This has substantially increased consumer use of mobile data.

  • Australia - Smart Grid - Major Players and Projects

    Significant progress has been made within the industry in relation to the deployment of smart technologies that, over time, will create a smart national grid. The past five years have seen confusion, resistance and the lack of a strategic approach towards a holistic policy aimed at creating a smarter energy structure that could reduce energy usage by 30%-40% without having a major impact on people’s lifestyle, just by being smarter.

  • 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 - E-Health - Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR)

    The previous Australian Government saw e-health as a natural extension of the Medicare service and the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) was seen as a key enabler in that policy. Accessing and sharing patient medical records is very inefficient in the Australian healthcare system.

  • Australia - Smart and Connected 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 - Developments and Analyses 2015

    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.

  • Argentina - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

    Although Argentina’s broadband penetration is the third highest in Latin America, after Uruguay and Chile, economic and political difficulties during the last decade have impacted on sector investments, with the result that average download speeds, at about 5.

  • Canada - Wireless Market - Insights and Statistics

    Canada’s comparatively low mobile penetration offers room for further subscriber growth in the voice market. The government has endeavoured to encourage market competition by ensuring that blocks of spectrum have been reserved for new entrants, while blocking deals which would have concentrated spectrum either regionally or nationally among the three main networks operators.

  • Australia - Digital Economy - Sector and Industry Transformations

    The digital economy began to take hold a decade or so ago, and some organisations were fast to react to it, while others were slow. The naysayers saw the impact of the internet on their business as a fad that would soon fade away; others, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Yahoo, saw it as the new business model.

Statistical table(s) update or addition

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

    New Zealand’s mobile market continues to undergo significant developments. Spark has closed down its CDMA network and launched an in-house MVNO, Skinny, as also a commercial LTE service which covers most of the country.

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

    Liquid Telecom rolling out wholesale FttP in Lusaka Zambia’s GDP has remained almost unaffected by the global economic crisis and is expected to continue growing at around 8% p.a. The landlocked country has recently gained access to international submarine fibre optic cables for the first time, which has already led to some significant retail price reductions for broadband services.

  • Australia - Mobile Radio Market

    The major market for two-way radio systems is in the traditional emergency services and public services markets – police, fire brigades, ambulance services, railways, utility companies, and councils. Private applications are also extensive and can be found in the security, hospitality, education, transport, industrial and mining industries, oil and gas exploration, and on rural properties in the outback.

  • Australia - Telecoms Services - Wholesale and Competitive Access

    The NBN, and in particular the structural separation between infrastructure and services, is changing the telecoms industry beyond recognition. A new industry structure will need to be developed based on collaboration and cooperation, rather than the destructive adversarial environment of the past.

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

    ISP Netpage launches commercial LTE services 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).

  • Chile - Broadband and Broadcasting Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

    Chile’s broadband penetration is relatively high compared with other Latin American countries. The country has benefited from solid GDP growth during the last decade, with a decline recorded only in 2009 as the effects of the GFC were first felt.

  • Ukraine - Mobile Market - Insights and Statistics

    Ukraine’s competitive mobile market is dominated by the three network operators MTS Ukraine, VimpelCom’s Kyivstar and Astelit, while the incumbent Ukrtelecom’s subsidiary, trading as TriMob, trails as a fourth player.

  • Australia - Digital Media - Video Streaming - Trends, Developments and Statistics

    Driven by the successful US-based Netflix video streaming service from America, several Australian companies have launched new video streaming services or updated their services. The traditional IPTV model is making something of a comeback, with new video streaming services launched over higher-speed broadband networks and the introduction of competitively priced triple-play models.

  • Australia - Digital Media - Video Streaming - Major Players

    Streaming video or IPTV has been under development since the early 00s, as higher speed broadband services slowly became available. At that stage it was seen by the telcos as an opportunity to compete with the cable TV operators who started to enter the broadband market at the same time.

  • USA - Fixed and Wireless Broadband Market - Insights and Statistics

    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.

  • Slovakia - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Insights

    Despite market liberalisation Slovakia’s incumbent telco Slovak Telekom maintains a near monopoly of the fixed-line market. The company also dominates the DSL broadband sector, though this can partly be attributed to a pricing strategy which effectively prevented competitors from making a profit through local loop unbundling, a practice for which it was fined by the European Union in 2014.

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

    Uruguay’s pay TV operators contest new media law Uruguay’s GDP per capita was one of the highest performing in the region during 2010 and 2011. It has since slowed to a more moderate 3.5%, a level expected to continue into 2015.

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