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  • Caribbean - Telecoms, Mobile, and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Caribbean telecom regulator emphasising telecom reform for 2019Given the relative lack of economic diversity within the Caribbean, the telecoms sector accounts for a higher proportion of GDP in most markets in the region than is common elsewhere.
     
  • Ireland - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Ireland progresses with national broadband tenderIreland’s telecom market has been invigorated by the economic recovery seen during the last few years, emerging from a period in which it had been held back by low broadband uptake, reduced investment among operators as lower spending among consumers.
     
  • Ukraine - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Ukraine’s mobile operators open up potential of IoT servicesUkraine’s telecoms market has attracted investors from Turkey and Russia and although there remain considerable difficulties resulting from the annexation of Crimea from Russia and continuing unrest In eastern regions, the country has emerged from the severe recession of 2015 and 2016 and this is reflected in improving revenue growth for telcos.
     
  • Nigeria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Nigeria updates broadband penetration target for 2021Nigeria has one of the largest telecom markets in Africa, supported by the second largest economy on the continent after South Africa. The economy has recovered from a recent recession, with DGP growth of 1.
     
  • Estonia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Estonia’s telcos extend NB-IoT nationallyEstonia’s telecom market continues to benefit from a range of regulatory measures which have encouraged competition, enabling alternative operators to chip away at the fixed-line market share of the incumbent Telia.
     
  • Denmark - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Denmark’s telecom market competition impacting on revenueDenmark’s competitive telecom market continues to benefit from having one of the highest broadband penetration rates globally, as well as comprehensive LTE coverage.
     

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  • Caribbean - Telecoms, Mobile, and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Caribbean telecom regulator emphasising telecom reform for 2019Given the relative lack of economic diversity within the Caribbean, the telecoms sector accounts for a higher proportion of GDP in most markets in the region than is common elsewhere.
     
  • Caribbean - Telecoms Market - Statistics and Analyses
    The telecom sector across the Caribbean region continues to be one of the key growth areas. Given the lack of economic diversity in the region, with a high dependence on tourism and activities such as fisheries and offshore financial services, as well as oil refining in Aruba and oil and gas exports in Trinidad & Tobago, the telecom sector provides a relatively high contribution to overall GDP.
     
  • Angola - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Angola’s fourth Unified Global licensee expected to launch services within 18 monthsAngola’s telecom sector has showed consistent recovery following the end of a decades-long civil war in 2002. Political stability has encouraged foreign investment while the government and regulator have started the process of opening up the telecom sector to new competitors.
     
  • Botswana - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Botswana’s government commits more funds for ITCs in 2019 budgetEffective regulatory reform has made Botswana’s telecom market one of the most liberalised in the region. There is a service-neutral licensing regime which considers the increasing convergence of technologies and services.
     
  • Cameroon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Cameroon increases internet bandwidth with SAIL cableThe ICT sector in Cameroon is making steady progress enabling the country to make better use of the digital economy. Currently, about 95% of all electronic transactions are carried through the m-money services operated by MTN Cameroon and Orange Cameroon.
     
  • Turkmenistan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Mobile broadband gains momentum in Turkmenistan in struggling fixed line marketSlow growth in telecom services in Turkmenistan, a predominantly rural country and former Soviet republic, can be attributed to a large extent to the slow development of the private sector and state control over most economic activities.
     
  • Laos - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    The Laos telecoms market finally gains some momentumThe telecom sector in Laos still has numerous issues to address. For a number of years, the rate of regulatory reform has been well behind wider industry development.
     
  • North Korea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    North Korea Sees Further Social Media RestrictionsNorth Korea possesses an underdeveloped yet growing market which has markedly improved in recent years as noted by growing mobile penetration. North Korea’s telecoms infrastructure developed largely through foreign investment, most significantly by Thai investors and Egyptian telecoms investment company Orascom Telecom Holdings.
     
  • Djibouti - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Djibouti seals landing station deal for the DARE cable systemDjibouti is one of the few remaining countries in which the national telco, Djibouti Telecom (DT), has a monopoly on all telecom services, including fixed lines, mobile, internet and broadband.
     
  • Burundi - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Burundi launches ICT strategy to 2028Given its high population density and the low penetration rates across all telecom sectors, Burundi remains potentially one of the most attractive telecom markets in Africa for investors.
     

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  • Ethiopia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Ethiopian government announces major plans for ICT hubEthiopia is one of the last countries in Africa to allow its national telco a monopoly on all telecom services including fixed, mobile, internet and data communications.
     
  • Niger - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Niger expecting LTE service launch later in 2019Niger is one of the largest countries in West Africa but also one of the poorest countries in the world. As with many African countries, a lack of fixed telecoms infrastructure has led to growth in mobile services.
     
  • Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Papua New Guinea would benefit from improved telecoms connectivityWith fixed teledensity having seen little change over the past two decades, progress in PNGs telecommunications has come primarily from mobile networks, where accessibility has expanded from less than 3% population coverage in 2006 to more than 89% today with a combination of 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks on offer depending on location.
     
  • Australia - Mobile Communications - Mobile Network Operators and MVNOs
    The Australian mobile market is dominated by the three major mobile network operators Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone (VHA). These have been able to offer LTE services on a wholesale basis thus encouraging growth in the LTE sector.
     
  • Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Papua New Guinea would benefit from improved telecoms connectivityWith fixed teledensity having seen little change over the past two decades, progress in PNGs telecommunications has come primarily from mobile networks, where accessibility has expanded from less than 3% population coverage in 2006 to more than 89% today with a combination of 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks on offer depending on location.
     
  • Vietnam - Mobile Infrastructure - Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
    Growth has been flat in Vietnam’s mobile market over the past five years. Market growth has been restrained due to a mature and saturated market. Mobile subscriber growth is also expected to be relatively low over the next five years to 2022.
     
  • Australia - Pay TV, Free-to-Air TV - Statistics and Analysis
    FOXTEL during the last few years has struggled to increase pay TV penetration in Australia. Viewing habits have also been affected by the advent of catch-up TV services, which are available from the main broadcasters.
     
  • Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Papua New Guinea would benefit from improved telecoms connectivityWith fixed teledensity having seen little change over the past two decades, progress in PNGs telecommunications has come primarily from mobile networks, where accessibility has expanded from less than 3% population coverage in 2006 to more than 89% today with a combination of 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks on offer depending on location.
     
  • Saudi Arabia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Fibre broadband services are to be extended in Saudi ArabiaFibre broadband services offered in Saudi Arabia will be extended after an infrastructure sharing agreement was established in 2019; allowing Zain Saudi Arabia to utilise the infrastructure of Saudi Telecom Company (STC).
     
  • Australia Smart Cities - Case Studies
    While no city can claim to be the leader in the smart city movement there are thousands of examples in the leading cities around the world, and increasingly in Australia also, that have very impressive scores on the board.
     

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