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  • Colombia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Colombia completes multi-spectrum auction in push for 5G Colombia’s telecom infrastructure has evolved strongly in recent years and has recently been stimulated by a new program aimed at delivering upgraded services based on LTE and 5G.
     
  • Philippines - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Philippines gains additional telecom market competitionThe fixed line market in the Philippines remains underdeveloped, and both fixed broadband fixed-line penetration are low. This is partly attributed to under-investment in fixed infrastructure, as also to the dominance of the mobile segment and the rapid development of mobile broadband.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Caribbean - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Caribbean telecom sector revenue affected by COVID-19Given 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.
     

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  • Colombia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Colombia completes multi-spectrum auction in push for 5G Colombia’s telecom infrastructure has evolved strongly in recent years and has recently been stimulated by a new program aimed at delivering upgraded services based on LTE and 5G.
     
  • Israel - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Israel’s high-tech sector is supported by a robust telecoms infrastructureIsrael boasts a highly developed economy and one of its major sectors revolves around high technology products, primarily used in the medical, biotechnology, agricultural, materials and military industries.
     
  • Philippines - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Philippines gains additional telecom market competitionThe fixed line market in the Philippines remains underdeveloped, and both fixed broadband fixed-line penetration are low. This is partly attributed to under-investment in fixed infrastructure, as also to the dominance of the mobile segment and the rapid development of mobile broadband.
     
  • Kazakhstan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Digital Kazakhstan program for rural connectivity making progressKazakhstan has developed one of the most advanced telecoms sectors in Central Asia, supported by the largest economy in the region which itself has benefited from abundant oil and natural gas reserves.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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 and the operators have conducted significant trials, largely supported by Ericsson and Huawei.
     
  • Tajikistan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    World Bank critical of Tajikistan's telecom sector Of all the former Soviet republics, Tajikistan’s telecommunications infrastructure was arguably the least developed. With a telecom network that was near total collapse, the government had the daunting task of bringing it up to modern standards.
     
  • Caribbean - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Caribbean telecom sector revenue affected by COVID-19Given 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.
     
  • Syria - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Restoring telecommunication networks in Syria is a key priorityThe telecoms sector in Syria has paid a heavy toll from the years of civil war and destruction. The major mobile operators of Syriatel and MTN Syria, along with the incumbent, have been focusing on restoring and rebuilding damaged mobile and fixed networks.
     
  • Qatar - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Telecoms infrastructure in Qatar demonstrates resilience during the pandemicQatar’s high level of telecoms maturity and substantial telecoms infrastructure has held it in good stead during the COVID-19 pandemic, which created a surge in Internet usage both in Qatar and around the world.
     

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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 launches its own satellite to develop space technology sectorSudan 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 Telecom Company (STC) capitalises on tower infrastructureSaudi Arabia offers one of the most progressive telecoms markets in the Middle East and is well positioned to capitalise on the potential opportunities offered by 5G.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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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  • 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.
     
  • Lesotho - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Telecom regulator threatens to withdraw Vodacom Lesotho’s licenceTelecom services in Lesotho are managed by a privatised national operator, Econet Telecom Lesotho (ETL). The mobile sector is a duopoly between South Africa-based Vodacom and ETL, though competition is insufficient to promote effective price reductions for consumers.
     
  • Mozambique - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Mozambique trials Loon balloons for broadband coverageAlthough delayed by the long civil war which ended in 1992, Mozambique was one of the first countries in the region to embark upon telecom reform and open the sector to competition.
     
  • Kenya - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Kenya’s mobile operators progress with 5G trialsKenya’s telecommunications market continues to undergo considerable changes in the wake of increased competition, improved international connectivity, and rapid developments in the mobile market.
     
  • Pakistan - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    5G trials have begun in PakistanPakistan’s telecom market had long struggled with the transition from a regulated state-owned monopoly to a deregulated competitive structure. The transition, and the development of the telecom sector generally, has been greatly aided by foreign investment.
     
  • Iraq - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Mobile operators would benefit from 4G infrastructure in IraqWhile Iraq continues to face political and economic challenges in 2020; signs of civil stability during 2019 paved the way for the mobile and fixed sectors to rebuild and restore telecommunications services in some of the liberated areas where networks had been damaged or destroyed.
     
  • BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the Telecoms Sector
    The outbreak of the virus known as COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has created havoc all around the world and there have been many thousands of confirmed cases and reported deaths. This has placed enormous strain on the healthcare systems and economies of many countries.
     
  • Tonga - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Satellite communications to be improved for Tonga’s rural areasThe rural areas of Tonga were to benefit from a 15-year agreement between Kacific Broadband Satellite and the Tongan government which would see additional bandwidth made available for around 89 remote communities and offer speeds similar to the large towns of Tonga.
     
  • Solomon Islands - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Telecoms in the Solomon Islands to benefit from various developments Improvements to Internet services are expected with both the build-out of a new submarine cable known as the Coral Sea Cable System which will link PNG to the Solomon Islands, with a connecting cable to the Australian (Sydney) landing station.
     
  • Papua New Guinea - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
    Papua New Guinea’s telecoms connectivity improvingWith 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.
     

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