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  • Argentina - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Government launches the ARS37.9 billion ‘Plan Conectar’Argentina has an advanced telecom infrastructure though considerable investment is still required to update services in rural areas. To meet pent up demand for telecom services the government has embarked on a large-scale National Broadband Plan.
     
  • United Kingdom - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    UK preps for 2021 5G spectrum auctionsThe UK’s telecom market remains one of the largest in Europe, characterised by fierce competition which has resulted in reduced pricing for end-users. Following some market consolidation in the mobile segment there are four key players and a number of MVNOs.
     
  • Ukraine - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Ukraine’s government approves plan for 5G migration in 2021Ukraine’s developing telecom market has attracted international investors in recent years. One of the major players, Russia’s MTS, in mid-2020 sold its interest in Vodafone Ukraine to Azerbaijani investors.
     

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  • Jordan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Jordan strives to develop its digital economyJordan is host to a growing number of ICT companies and has emerged as a technology start-up hub for the Middle East. This has been made possible due to a focus on ICT education and a regulatory environment supportive of ICT investment.
     
  • Oman - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Increased infrastructure-sharing of mobile towers in OmanThe anticipated launch of a third mobile network operator in the Sultanate of Oman will increase competition in the mobile sector. The current operators Omantel and Ooredoo have a similar and sizeable market share.
     
  • Singapore - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Singapore’s regulator issues provisional 5G licensesSingapore has become a world leader in telecom services, combining effective competition, high-quality fixed and mobile networks, and a progressive regulatory environment.
     
  • Hong Kong - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Hong Kong government helps subsidize 5G projectsHong Kong’s small telecom market is among the most highly developed globally. The territory’s emphasis on new technologies has seen it provide widescale fibre-based broadband infrastructure, while 5G services have been available since April 2020.
     
  • Democratic Republic of Congo - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    DRC to secure access to Google’s Equiano submarine cableThe Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) was under a 30-year dictatorship between 1967 and 1997. Since then the country has continued to suffer from regional wars among rival groups, resulting in considerable social upheaval.
     
  • Philippines - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Philippines gains additional telecom market competitionThe fixed line market in the Philippines remains underdeveloped with low penetration in both the fixed broadband and fixed-line markets. This is partly attributed to under-investment in fixed infrastructure, the dominance of the mobile segment and the rapid development of mobile broadband.
     
  • Nepal - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    High-speed broadband market gains momentum in NepalOver the years, efforts to expand the telecom sector in Nepal have met with many challenges. The fixed line market in Nepal remains underdeveloped. A major reason for this is due to the dominance of the mobile segment.
     
  • Turkey - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    5G and fibre infrastructure important to the future in TurkeyTurkey’s telecoms sector continues to make great strides with its 5G implementation. The operators have conducted significant trials, largely supported by Ericsson and Huawei.
     
  • Lebanon - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Lebanon’s mobile operators handed back to the statePrior to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis that has swept the world, Lebanon was progressing well with its 5G plans, with the major operator Touch having launched the country’s first 5G base station in September 2019.
     
  • Oman - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Increased infrastructure-sharing of mobile towers in OmanThe anticipated launch of a third mobile network operator in the Sultanate of Oman will increase competition in the mobile sector. The current operators Omantel and Ooredoo have a similar and sizeable market share.
     

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