Last updated: 15 Apr 2009 Update History
Report Status: Archived
Report Pages: 72
Analyst: Paul Kwon
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)
A diverse and developing region,
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.
As you know, I have resigned from the Labor Ministry and have decided not to re-contest the seat of Charlton at the next election – both for personal reasons.
Before leaving Parliament, I particularly wish to record my thanks to you for your generous and constructive participation in the deliberations that generated significant economic policy reforms for the Australian community. Continuous economic transformation is a key challenge that faces all Governments.
The development of sound public policy should always be contestable. Ultimately, good and equitable outcomes are not concessions to any particular interest group, but the careful balancing of interests to create the greatest possible benefit for the nation. You have contributed to that, and I sincerely thank you for it.
Greg Combet, Former Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation
BuddeComm's strategic business reports contain a combination of both primary and secondary research statistics, analyses written by our senior analysts supported by a network of experts, industry contacts and researchers from around the world as well as our own scenario forecasts.
For more details, please see:
A selection of downloadable samples from our Annual Publications catalogue.
Have the latest telecommunications industry news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to Paul's FREE weekly News & Views.