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  • Finland - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Finland issues private 5G licensesFinland’s telecom market is among the more progressive in Europe, with operators having been at the forefront in deploying technologies and with the regulator being among the first to auction spectrum for 5G use.
     
  • Canada - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Canada delays 5G spectrum auctionThe Canadian telecom market continues to show steady development as operators invest in network upgrades. Much of this work is being supported by regulatory efforts to ensure that operators have spectrum available to develop 5G services, for which several auctions are planned through to 2024.
     
  • Global Fixed Broadband - Analyses, Statistics and Regional Overviews
    Fixed broadband development becomes important for 5G globallyDuring the past two decades there have been considerable efforts undertaken by governments and national telecom regulators to ensure that their countries' economic growth is underpinned by capable broadband infrastructure.
     

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  • French Polynesia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Manatua cable and Kacific-1 increase international bandwidthFrench Polynesia has one of the more advanced telecoms infrastructures for the Pacific Islands region. The first submarine cable was deployed in 2010 and additional cables have been connected to the islands in subsequent years, vastly improving French Polynesia’s international connectivity.
     
  • Finland - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Finland issues private 5G licensesFinland’s telecom market is among the more progressive in Europe, with operators having been at the forefront in deploying technologies and with the regulator being among the first to auction spectrum for 5G use.
     
  • Serbia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Serbia delays 5G auctions due to pandemicConsiderable network investment has been undertaken in Serbia by incumbent and alternative operators in recent years, despite economic difficulties. This has helped to stimulate internet usage, which has also been bolstered by improved affordability as prices are reduced through competition.
     
  • Albania - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Vodafone Albania commits capex for fixed network upgradesAlbania’s small telecom market has experienced some significant changes in recent years. Following its acquisition of the ISP ABCom, Vodafone Albania in early 2021 committed to invest €100 million to upgrade its fixed-line infrastructure.
     
  • Vanuatu - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Improved international connectivity driving broadband service uptakeFor many years, GSM was the primary mobile technology for Vanuatu’s 300,000 people. Recent infrastructure projects have improved access technologies, with a transition to 3G and, to a limited degree, to LTE.
     
  • New Caledonia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Gondwana-2 scheduled for completion in 2022The South Pacific region has become a hub for submarine cable system developments in recent years, with further networks scheduled to come online later in 2021 and into 2022.
     
  • Solomon Islands - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Coral Sea Cable System alleviates international bandwidth constraintsTelecommunication infrastructure in the Solomon Islands requires significant investment due to the geographical make-up of the islands.
     
  • Canada - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Canada delays 5G spectrum auctionThe Canadian telecom market continues to show steady development as operators invest in network upgrades. Much of this work is being supported by regulatory efforts to ensure that operators have spectrum available to develop 5G services, for which several auctions are planned through to 2024.
     
  • Haiti - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Haiti’s regulator returns to SIM card registration schemeHaiti’s economic and social indicators remain far lower than the average for Latin America and the Caribbean. The recent years of political and economic turmoil and natural disasters, including periodic and damaging hurricanes, have stifled most sectors of the economy, including the telecoms sector which remains one of the least developed in the world.
     
  • Mexico - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Mexican Senate proposes new regulator to merge the antitrust, telecom and energy agenciesWith a population approaching 125 million and with relatively low broadband and mobile penetration, Mexico’s telecom sector retains significant potential for growth.
     

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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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