2008 Eastern European Telecoms and Fixed-line Statistics (tables only)

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Last updated: 15 Apr 2009 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 72

Analyst: Paul Kwon

Publication Overview

This report provides 192 statistical tables for the telecom and fixed-line activities, both on a regional and national level, for the major 22 Eastern European countries.

 

Researcher:- Paul Kwon

Current publication date:- March 2009

Next publication date:- January 2010 (2nd Edition)

Executive Summary

A diverse and developing region, Eastern Europe's telcom market continues to evolve in response to competition and demand for new services, a trend that will continue during 2009 despite the global economic turmoil.

 

The EU plays a major part in shaping the region’s telecoms market given that half of its countries are part of the EU. Its influence is most evident in the formation of liberalised telecom markets and regulatory frameworks designed to promote fair competition. This trend is also evident in the non-EU region which is gradually embracing market liberalisation as part of EU and WTO ascension requirements, presenting new opportunities for end users, alternative operators and investors.

 

The global financial turmoil and its impact on the cost of credit are expected to curtail CAPEX activity during 2009 to some extent, although the lack of strong competition in some markets will no doubt attract investors. With voice traffic continuing to migrate from fixed to mobile networks, telecom incumbents are focusing on broadband and convergence services to generate revenue, which in turn is shaking up broadband and pay TV markets given their deep pockets, technical capabilities and wide reaching distribution networks.

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