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  • Ukraine - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Ukraine’s telecom sector settles on back-office dealings to jolt the marketDespite the Ukraine government announcing grand plans in November 2020 to enable the commercial launch of 5G mobile services by the end of 2021 (including a spectrum auction slated for October), there has been remarkably little evidence of any progress being made towards putting those plans into action.
     
  • Mongolia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Mongolia makes progress with its ‘e-nation’ transitionMongolia‘s liberalised and competitive telecoms market is by a number of operators which have steadily eroded the dominance of the incumbent telco, Mongolia Telecom, over the years.
     
  • Nepal - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Nepal’s broadband traffic grows but data rates remain lowIn relation to its telecom sector, Nepal has several topographical and economic constraints which have impeded efforts to expand network infrastructure and improve the quality of service for end-users.
     
  • Armenia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Military conflict and the global pandemic present dual crises for Armenia’s telecom sectorArmenia had to battle through 2020 on two fronts: the Covid-19 pandemic that effectively shut down the economy, and a brief but brutal war with neighbouring Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
     
  • Spain - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Spain’s telecom sector lurches from one pandemic inflection point to the nextSpain’s telecom sector has tracked the performance of the overall economy, which has been one of the most heavily impacted by the pandemic in all Europe.
     
  • Qatar - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Qatar’s telcos report a return to revenue growthQatar had developed a mature telecom sector which has been able to absorb the additional data demands made on it during the pandemic. Mobile services based on LTE are universally available, and this has helped the two operators Ooredoo Qatar and Vodafone Qatar to migrate to 5G.
     
  • Bangladesh - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Bangladesh reaches peak internet capacity during Covid-19 pandemicBangladesh’s economic resurgence over the last decade took a battering in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The country had been on track to move off the United Nation’s Least Developed Countries list by 2026, however the crisis may have pushed that back a few years.
     
  • Bahrain - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Bahrain utilises telecoms infrastructure for digital transformationBahrain continues to develop its telecoms sector in a bid to develop its long-term Economic Vision 2030 strategy. This is a multi-faceted strategy aimed at developing a digital transformation across numerous sectors, including e-government, e-health, e-commerce, and e-banking.
     
  • Syria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Difficult operating environment forces out MTN SyriaThe years of civil war and destruction to infrastructure continue to have a toll on the telecoms sector in Syria. Although over the years the major mobile service providers Syriatel and MTN Syria have endeavoured to restore and rebuild damaged networks, the operating environment has been difficult.
     
  • United Kingdom - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    UK telecoms market struggles to find opportunities for growth following another lacklustre yearThe UK telecoms market extended its pattern of declining revenue into a fifth consecutive year in 2020, dropping a further 1.
     

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  • South Africa - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    South Africa to offer additional spectrum to address data traffic spikeSouth Africa’s telecom sector boasts one of the most advanced infrastructures on the continent. There is has been considerable investment from Telkom, Liquid Telecom South Africa, Broadband InfraCo and municipal providers as well as from mobile network operators all aimed at improving network capabilities.
     
  • Tanzania - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Tanzania gaining further mobile market consolidationTanzania’s telecom sector enjoys effective competition, particularly in the mobile segment. There remains considerable movement within it, with Smart having stopped services in late 2019 and Tigo having completed its merger with Zantel.
     
  • Somalia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Somalia’s telecom sector to gain direction through new licensing regimeSomalia’s telecom market has been sustained despite tremendous difficulties. The country’s economy has made it difficult to sustain investment in infrastructure, and the Al Shabaab Islamic militant group has on occasion forced the closure of internet services in many areas of the country.
     
  • Senegal - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Senegal delays on starting 5G trialsSenegal’s telecom market has witnessed consistent growth in recent years, with the number of mobile subscribers having increased 5.7% in the year to March 2020. Orange Group’s local subsidiary Orange Senegal (Sonatel) is the dominant player in both the fixed-line and mobile sectors.
     
  • Sudan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Sudan government encouraging digital paymentsSudan makes up the northern part of a country which in 2011 was separated to form the new state of South Sudan. Three quarters of the former population live in the north, where mobile market penetration is far higher.
     
  • Saudi Arabia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Saudi focus on Vision 2030 program reaping rewardsSaudi Arabia’s telecom and ICT sectors continue to benefit from the range of programs aimed at diversifying the economy away from a dependence on oil, and establishing a wider digital transformation over the next decade.
     
  • 2019 Portugal - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Portugal closing in on national fibre coverage Portugal has a medium-sized telecom market with a strong mobile sector and a growing broadband customer base focussed on the delivery of fibre-based services.
     
  • Portugal - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    Portugal has a medium-sized telecom market with a strong mobile sector and a growing broadband customer base focussed on the delivery of fibre-based services. During the last few years the country has seen improving economic growth, following several years of austerity measures.
     
  • 2019 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.
     
  • Nigeria - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
    Nigeria 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 the recession experienced in 2016, with DGP growth of 1.
     

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  • Jordan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Jordan strives to develop its digital economyJordan’s government has focussed on the use of ICT in a range of sectors, aimed at transforming the relatively small economy through the use of digital services.
     
  • Oman - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Vodafone Oman receives its licence as Oman’s third MNOFor many years Oman’s mobile market was a duopoly between the incumbent telco Omantel and its challenger Ooredoo Oman. In February 2021, Vodafone Group and Oman Future Telecommunications consortium secured a license to operate the Sultanate’s third network, with services being under the Vodafone Oman brand.
     
  • Singapore - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Singapore’s telcos push standalone 5G rolloutsThe Covid-19 pandemic had a significant impact on Singapore’s telecom sector in 2020, pushing down penetration rates and delaying several major infrastructure projects due to production and supply chain disruptions.
     
  • 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’ telecom sector weathers the Covid-19 stormThe Covid-19 pandemic had a relatively minor impact on the Philippine’s telecom sector in 2020. Subscriber numbers fell in some areas, but this was offset by strong growth in mobile data and broadband usage since a significant proportion of the population transitioned to working or studying from home.
     
  • Nepal - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Nepal’s broadband traffic grows but data rates remain lowIn relation to its telecom sector, Nepal has several topographical and economic constraints which have impeded efforts to expand network infrastructure and improve the quality of service for end-users.
     
  • 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
    Vodafone Oman receives its licence as Oman’s third MNOFor many years Oman’s mobile market was a duopoly between the incumbent telco Omantel and its challenger Ooredoo Oman. In February 2021, Vodafone Group and Oman Future Telecommunications consortium secured a license to operate the Sultanate’s third network, with services being under the Vodafone Oman brand.
     

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